Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) signed a purchase agreement with a domestic leasing company China Huarong Financial Leasing Co., for the purchase of 30 C919 large passenger aircraft, taking total orders to 815.
The agreement signed on Monday is also for 20 Comac ARJ21 Xiangfeng, a twin-engined regional jet, bringing the total order 453 from 21 customers to date.
"We expect to establish a comprehensive cooperative relationship with COMAC," Lai Xiaomin, chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
COMAC's ARJ21, a regional aircraft with 90 economy seats, was delivered to Chengdu Airlines in late 2015. To date, it has carried 49,000 passengers, the company said.
The C919 is in the test flight phase following a successful maiden flight on May 5, 2017. The narrow-body jumbo was developed to rival the updated Airbus A320 and the new Boeing B737.
COMAC has also set up a joint venture with a Russian state company to build wide-body passenger jet CR929. It said the joint development is now in full swinging.
Chinas first domestically produced single-aisle passenger jet uses Gore Skyflex Aerospace Materials for panel sealing and surface protection throughout the aircraft. Gores materials remain in place under compression and do not squeeze out, providing a durable barrier between the faying surfaces, as well as a seal against contaminants
The Chinese People's Liberation Army will possibly transform the countrys C919 and ARJ21 passenger jets for military missions. The head of the People's Liberation Army's General Armament Department, General Zhang Youxias visit to the biannual Beijing Aviation Expo on Thursday led to speculations that China could be following the US in converting civilian equipment for military use, South China Morning Post reported Sunday
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a program to develop components for the COMAC C919 aircraft simulator program by Xian Aviation Science and Technology Company (XASC), an AVIC subsidiary. The simulator will be used by COMAC to support the C919 aircraft development
SHANGHAI, China --- With the maiden flight on November 28 of Chinas first domestically developed regional jet aircraft, the flight test program for the GE-powered ARJ21 aircraft is now underway.>> The ARJ21 manufacturer, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, LTD (COMAC), deemed the aircrafts hour-long first flight as highly successful, reaching altitudes of 9,000 feet
China's self-developed C919 passenger aircraft has entered intensive flight testing phase, with two planes to take part in key static tests on ground and other planes for various flight tests in multiple sites around the country. The No
China is developing a reusable space plane that will be able to take off from a conventional runway and capable of taking people into space. The aircraft is being designed to transport passengers into near space and also to deliver astronauts and supplies to Chinas new space station, China Central Television reported Thursday
China has seen an increase of over 70 percent in its defense exports from 2012 to 2016 when compared to 2007-2011 overtaking Germany, France and the UK during the time. According to Chinese PLA Army run media publication, Chinamil, Barter trade and flexible payment terms have helped China to become the third largest weapon supplier in the world
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