Well. This is not the first time.Most ARJ-21 are for domestic route. I doubt the pandemic impact are the culprit.
They are developing CJ-500 for the ARJ-21 series, which contains knowledge shared with CJ-1000 and CJ-2000. CJ-500 is planned to become deliverable earlier than CJ-2000. That's why even Trump wasn't able to stopped GE from supplying the engines.Well. This is not the first time.
Maybe the time is due for COMAC to move on and install an alternative domestic designed or made engine for its ARJ-21.
Presently the main supplier chosen for its CF34-10A is General Electric.
via Xin Gou
"startup from China unveiled: Pantuo Aero founded in Shanghai in 2019. Their 1st design is tilt-wing + ducted fans, 4/5 seat. Will publish more press release at Zhuhai Airshow next week."
Chinese eVTOL startup Volant revealed fundraising details
The Chinese eVTOL startup Volant Aerotech today revealed the investors of their first round of fundraising in amount of “millions USD”: Shunwei Capital founded by Xiaomi’s founder Mr.Lei Jun in 2011 managing total of near 3 billions USD and 2 billions RMB assets, and Ventech China, a French VC managing more than 400 millions Euro.
Volant Aerotech was founded in Shanghai in 2021 by a group of aviation veterans from COMAC (the Chinese equivalent of Boeing and Airbus) as well as the Chinese subsidiaries of Airbus, GE, Honeywell and Collins. The company revealed very little about their eVTOL design except an obscure image of the design concept. The company intend to test fly a sub-scale prototype by the end of this year.