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Regional jet makers eye China despite obstacles

They are up against competition from Chinese airline startups and a lack of details of new requirements on specific seat count and weight limits for the regional segment

Models of the ARJ21 regional jet from China's Comac which has so far delivered just two planes to launch customer Chengdu Airlines.


NEW rules governing Chinese airline startups are fuelling hopes at Embraer, Bombardier and other regional jet makers for a spike in orders next year, but local competition and doubts about size restrictions still loom as major obstacles.

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