Sunday, November 06, 2016

ARJ21, China's first airliner

Eight years behind schedule. But an important first step. CCTV not only did a story on the first plane delivered, but the second one as well. Wiki write-up here.

But then, in my research, I discovered the Shanghai Y10. This promo is fascinating because it shows China in the early 1980s, when it was poor and underdeveloped. The footage of Lhasa and its airport is positively pre-historic. The disclaimer at the end states that the plane IS NOT A COPY of the Boeing 707. Wiki write-up here.

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