COMAC (Shanghai Pudong) has firmed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Congo's Ministry of Transport for three ARJ21-700s. The order, announced at the ongoing 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, has provision for two ARJ21-700 regional jets and one ARJ21-700 business jet.

"Air transport demand has seen sustained continuous growth in the Republic of Congo, which has a strong demand for regional aircraft," a Congolese government functionary said. "We are very glad to cooperate with COMAC and become the first African country to purchase the ARJ21-700 aircraft. We look forward to the delivery and operation of the three aircraft at an early date."