(MENAFN) Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd has received an approval to start mass production of its ARJ 21 jet, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on its social media account on Sunday.
In addition, the state owned plane maker received a production attestation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the news agency said.
Shanghai based COMAC last year said that orders for the twin engine jet had reached 413 from 19 customers.
COMAC is also developing a bigger C919 jet as part of its efforts to compete against Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA) in the lucrative narrow body market, the C919 had 24 customers and 600 orders, COMAC said in June.
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