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Comac ARJ21 (700 / 900)

Comac ARJ21 (700 / 900)

 

Comac ARJ21 «Xiangfeng» or Advanced Regional Jet, twin-engine, passenger jet, designed for regional airlines. ARJ21 aircraft manufactured by the Chinese company «Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China», which is part of the state corporation «AVIC I».

Plane Comac ARJ21, scheduled to release in two basic versions. The base model, designated ARJ21-700, capable of carrying up to 90 passengers on an average distance of 2200 kilometers. The second modification, ARJ21-900, with a longer fuselage, designed to carry up to 105 passengers in one class at a distance of up to 2500 kilometers. The production version is also incorporated with an extended flight range. The first model, ARJ21-700ER, with a range of 3700 kilometers, based on the version ARJ21-700. The second modification ARJ21-900ER, with a range of 3300 kilometers, based on the long version ARJ21-900.

On the design of the aircraft, ARJ21, led by a consortium of state «ACAC» was announced in 2002 year.

Comac ARJ21 3434

In the production of the aircraft used by foreign materials and components. As the power plant, the aircraft were used American Motors CF34-10A power 75,87 kN company «General Electric».

The basis of the aircraft fuselage was taken DC-9-10 American company «McDonnell Douglas». wing concept was designed Ukrainian State Enterprise "Antonov". Elektrodostantsionnaya control system «Fly-by-Wire» and autopilot «Honeywell Aerospace» manufactured. cab interior has been designed «Fischer Advanced Composite Components» Austrian company.

The components of the control motors American company manufacturing «Rockwell Collins». As well as all the other components of the aircraft, from the rivets to the chassis, foreign, western production. The main reason for the use of imported components and materials, is to get in the future of the American FAA certificate of airworthiness, which will bring the aircraft ARJ21, on the international market. aircraft assembly was produced at the Shanghai aircraft plant. At the time of designing ARJ21, there were more than two hundred orders for this machine from the Chinese airlines.

First flight scheduled for the year 2005, and commercial operation should start as early as the year 2007. But the design work in the final stage were detained and construction of the first ARJ21, was completed only in December 21 2007 years. The first flight of the aircraft was built, it was to be held in March 2008 years, but it has also been postponed. Finally, in November 28 2008 years, the aircraft Comac ARJ21, rose into the air and made its first flight.

Comac ARJ21 Salon

15 2009 June, the first long-distance flight, a distance of 21 kilometers from Shanghai to Xi'an was made on ARJ1300 plane.

Initially, the launch of the aircraft in serial production planned in 2011 year, but the plane is and has not been certified. The following tests for the certification of the aircraft will take place no earlier than 2014 years. The main reasons for the delay, it is a problem with the avionics, the problem with the chassis, as well as the destruction of an aircraft wing before reaching the rated load in the static tests on the ground.

In 2011 year, many initial customers on the aircraft, due to delays in production have withdrawn their initial orders for the airplane ARJ21.

 

Technical characteristics of the aircraft

Comac ARJ21-700 (ARJ21-700ER)

 

The first flight Comac ARJ21-700: 28 2008 November year

Length: 33,50 m.

Height: 8,40 m.

Empty weight: 25000 kg.

Wing area: 79,90 sq.m.

Wingspan: 27,30 m.

Cruising speed: 850 km / h..

Maximum speed: 885 km / h..

Ceiling: 10700 m.

Practical range: 2200 km. (3700 km.)

Engines: 2 turbojet engine CF34-10A

Crew: 2 person

Number of seats: 78 seats in two classes or 90 seats in Economy Class

 

Technical characteristics of the aircraft

Comac ARJ21-900 (ARJ21-900ER)

 

Length: 36,40 m.

Height: 8,40 m.

Empty weight: 26270 kg.

Wing area: 79,90 sq.m.

Wingspan: 27,30 m.

Cruising speed: 850 km / h..

Maximum speed: 885 km / h..

Ceiling: 12500 m.

Practical range: 2500 km. (3300 km.)

Engines: 2 turbojet engine CF34-10A

Crew: 2 person

Number of seats: 98 seats in two classes or 105 seats in Economy Class

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