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China Closes In on Plane Order From Africa Amid Overseas Push

  • Ghana’s AWA may order Comac ARJ21 regional jet this month
  • Carrier would be among first overseas customers for model
Comac ARJ21 regional jet.
Comac ARJ21 regional jet.Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
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Chinese planemaker Comac is nearing an order from an airline in Ghana, a rare advance overseas for the state-owned company as it attempts to become a real challenger to Boeing Co. and Airbus SE.

Africa World Airlines Ltd., partly owned by China’s HNA Group Co. may agree this month to buy two Comac ARJ21 regional jets, the carrier’s chief executive officer, John Quan, said in an interview.