Merpati Buys 40 Chinese Airplanes

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    Merpati looks to buy US$1.2b airplanes | The Jakarta Post

    JAKARTA: Ailing state-owned airline company PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines plans to buy 40 100-seat ARJ 21-700 jet aircraft from China for approximately US$1.2 billion, a company executive said.

    Merpati’s president director Sardjono Jhony said Monday that Merpati has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), AVIC International Holding Corporation and state aircraft firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) to buy the planes.

    “This year is our golden anniversary and we aim to fly higher and grow stronger,” he told The Jakarta Post.

    The airline will receive four RJ 21-700 units in 2013 and the rest will arrive gradually until 2017, Jhony said. “By the end of 2017 we will have 75 airplanes.”

    The airline currently has 35 aircraft; 25 of them are operating in a daily basis, including six Boeing 737 series units, five Twin Otters, two Casas, one Fokker-100 and 11 MA 60 11 units.

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    c919 getting new orders too

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    COMAC signs the agreement of 20 C919 launch orders with BOC Aviation at Singapore Airshow
    COMAC secured a total of 235 C919 launch orders


    Last Updated (Beijing Time):2012-02-14 Source:News Center of COMAC

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    Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) and BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd. (BOC Aviation) inked an agreement on 20 C919 orders at the opening ceremony of Singapore Airshow on February 14th, 2012. Thus BOC Aviation has become the eleventh launch customer of C919, bringing the total C919 launch orders to 235.
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    FAA is behind the testing. quality should be very similar to western made planes if they pass..

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    Hahah very good.
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    Good news, I hope the manufacture pays close attention to the quality and don't release plances before it is ready. It takes years to establish brand but it takes only one accident to destroy it.