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Made In China Plane Takes Off

A Chengdu Airlines ARJ21-700 regional jet is the first made in China passenger aircraft - taxis after landing at the Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai on Tuesday. the debut flight on Tuesday carried 70 passengers. ARJ21, an acronym for Asian Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is Chinese competitor to Canada's Bombardier and Brazil's Embraer. It is part of the Chinese government's plans to develop a low cost domestic aircraft to tap the booming aviation market in the country.