The 2,000th leased plane, an ARJ21 passenger aircraft Photo: Liu Yang/GT
Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone (DFTP) in North China’s Tianjin Municipality saw the delivery of its 2,000th leased aircraft on Friday, a mark of the rapid development of the country’s aircraft leasing business over the past 10 years.
Yang Liu, director of the administrative committee of the DFTP, said during a press conference on Friday that the newly delivered plane reflected a new stage in China’s aircraft leasing service and aviation manufacturing industry.
The 2,000th leased plane, an ARJ21 passenger aircraft developed by the state-owned plane maker Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), is China’s first self-developed turbofan airplane with independent intellectual property rights in accordance with international standards.
Liu Yan, vice general manager of COMAC, told the Global Times during the delivery ceremony that by mid-July, the company had…