When Chinese engineers began full-scale development of the ARJ21 regional jet in 2002, they must have doubted that they would meet the remarkably tight schedule to deliver the first unit in 2006. But it is unlikely that they imagined they would still be developing the aircraft 11 years later. Early this year, the schedule was already being stretched to 10 years, and now it has been extended again, raising new questions over the impact on the timetable of the much more important C919 ...


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