BEIJING—Comac is moving ahead with plans for volume production of the ARJ21, while working to overcome what officials acknowledge as shortcomings in the regional jet’s reliability. Although only two ARJ21s have entered service since the type’s first delivery in November 2015, a further five will be handed over this year, a program source says. A long-planned executive-transport version will fly in 2018. China’s persistence with the ARJ21 is a sign of what can be ...

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