China Express has become the latest operator of the ARJ21 regional aircraft manufactured by COMAC. During a signing ceremony in Chongqing, the aircraft registered as B-650P was delivered to the airline.
With the delivery, China Express underlines its ambitions to strengthen the regional aviation network and market in China. Now, seven aircraft are operating with Chinese-built aircraft and the network is expanding constantly.
Mr. Guo Bozhi, Vice President of COMAC, issued an aircraft sales certificate to Mdm Chen Xiang, Vice President of SPDB Financial Leasing. Mr. Xu Dongyi, Deputy Director of CAAC Southwest Regional Administration, issued the Registration Certificate, Airworthiness Certificate and Radio Station License for the first ARJ21 aircraft of China Express to Mr. Li Zhiliang, President of China Express, on behalf of relevant units of CAAC.
China Express recently signed a purchase agreement with COMAC for 100 aircraft, of which 50 are ARJ21 series and the other 50 can be ARJ21 aircraft or larger C919 aircraft. The concrete allocation however is yet to be determined.