The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of
China, Ltd. is a Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer established on 11
May 2008 in Shanghai, China. The company has a registered capital of RMB 19
billion. The government-owned corporation is a designer and
constructor of large passenger aircraft capacities of over 150 passengers, in an
effort aimed at reducing the China’s dependency on Boeing and Airbus.
The first jet to be marketed is the ARJ21 developed by AVIC I, which will be
followed by the C919 planned for release in 2016. The company head office is in
Pudong, Shanghai. The C919, which can seat up to 168
passengers, is meant to compete in the market for single-aisle jets dominated
by Airbus Industrie’s A320 and Boeing Co.’s 737.
Comac, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, was established on 11 May 2008
in Shanghai. It was established jointly by Aviation Industry Corporation of
China, Aluminum Corporation of China, Baosteel Group Corporation, Sinochem
Group, Shanghai Guosheng Corporation Limited, and State-owned Assets
Supervision and Administration Commission.
Products=Model naming convention=
For all models sold beginning with the Comac C919, COMAC’s naming system for
commercial airliners has taken the form of 9X9.
=Aircraft in production or development=Bombardier collaboration
On 24 March 2011, Comac and Bombardier Inc. signed a framework agreement for a
long-term strategic cooperation on commercial aircraft. The intention is to
break the near-duopoly of Airbus and Boeing.
Products included in the programme include:
Bombardier CRJ-series Bombardier CSeries
Bombardier Q-series Comac ARJ21
Comac C919 Boeing collaboration
On September 23, 2015, Boeing announced plans to build a Boeing 737 completion
and finishing plant in China. The facility will be used to paint exteriors
and install interiors into air-frames built in the United States. The location
for the plant has not yet been revealed. Ryanair agreement
In June 2011 COMAC and Irish low-cost airline Ryanair signed an agreement to
co-operate on the development of the C919, a 200-seat single-aisle aircraft
which will compete with the Boeing 737 and Air bus A320.
See also Embraer
Safran United Aircraft Corporation
List of civil aircraft References
External links Media related to Comac at Wikimedia
Commons Official website