AVIC I announced an MOU with GECAS for the sale of five ARJ21-700s, China Daily reported from Beijing. AVIC I Vice GM Hu Wenming, speaking at the ceremony launching Joy Air (see item above), confirmed that GECAS is the new aircraft's first overseas customer and that the lessor "said it will buy more ARJ21 planes to strengthen its fleet. . .This means ARJ21 planes have been accepted by the market."

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