Posts Tagged “C919”

The COMAC Impact on International Markets has Begun

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The COMAC Impact on International Markets has Begun






City Airways, based in Thailand, has signed an agreement with ICBC Leasing and COMAC for 10 ARJ-21 regional jets and 10 C919 narrow-body jets.  This international sale, to a customer currently operating 2 Boeing jets, indicates that COMAC will be aggressive, including leasing company financing support, as it markets its new aircraft internationally.   The…

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C919 sneak peek

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C919 sneak peek






Here are some images of the C919 released unofficially via a “WeChat” user.  WeChat is a Chinese social media platform – this link provides you with an analysis of the app.  Since the provider of these images is not named, we can assume the images are not sanctioned. Related posts: Ryanair and Comac – Part…

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First C919 engine arrives

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First C919 engine arrives






COMAC and CFM International celebrated delivery of the first LEAP-1C engine for the C919 prototype yesterday.  The second Leap-1C engine is expected to be delivered to COMAC in August. The first C919 prototype is in final assembly in Shanghai. The fuselage has been completed and mobile systems are being installed.  But first flight had been…

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More C919 news

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More C919 news






COMAC has nearly completed the basic assembly of its C919 prototype, Chinese media are reporting. This picture released by Pudong Times shows the C919 prototype on the final assembly line. The engines, avionics, flight control and hydraulics systems have yet to be installed. COMAC started final assembly of its C919 prototype in September 2014 and…

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Key C919 parts arrive at COMAC

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Key C919 parts arrive at COMAC






COMAC is seeing some real progress as key parts arrive for assembly of the first C919. Chinese trade media report the aft bulkhead section of the first C919, manufactured by Aerospace Haiying Zhenjiang Special Materials Limited Company, was delivered to COMAC February 11.  This section reportedly employs the largest proportion of composite materials, with 37…

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COMAC’s Steep Learning Curve

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COMAC’s Steep Learning Curve






News out of China today announced another ARJ21 delay.  The aircraft was meant to enter service in 2007.  Now it seems the program is running seven years late, if it even makes the new deadline.  This delay provides fresh perspective on programs at Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer.  The ARJ21 is generally regarded as a…

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