China received a boost to its aircraft manufacturing ambitions yesterday as GECAS announced an order for five firm and 20 option ARJ21-700s. The aircraft will be powered by GE's CF34-10A and are scheduled to begin delivering to the lessor in 2013. GECAS is the first Western customer to order the 90-seater, which now has sold 206 units. Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Chairman Zhang Qingwei said the commitment also marks the largest so far. It is worth up to approximately $800 million if ...

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