Honeywell Aerospace and COMAC are celebrating the delivery of the first ARJ21-700 airliner to Chengdu Airlines. The ARJ21 is China’s first civil, turbofan regional jet manufactured by COMAC and capable of flying internationally, marking an important milestone for China’s aviation manufacturing industry.
Honeywell is a major international supplier for Chengdu Airlines and COMAC and was chosen to jointly develop, produce and support the primary flight control system for the ARJ21 airliner, which will help reduce pilot workload and maintain flight safety. Jeff Rollins, vice president, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Air Transport and Regional, was among several members of the Honeywell Aerospace Asia Pacific team who attended the formal delivery ceremony.
Honeywell has worked closely with COMAC on the ARJ21 since program launch and will support COMAC to fulfill all certification and delivery dates. The ARJ21-700 advanced regional jet received its type certification from the CAAC on Dec. 30, 2014.