Posts Tagged “C919”

Boeing Still Undecided about New Narrow-Body Replacement

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Boeing is still obfuscating regarding a 737 replacement, while increasing production rates for the existing models. Two things are clear — the A320neo has a significant economic advantage over the current 737NG series and is selling quite well, and that the 737NG will face increasing competition from the A320neo, Bombardier CSeries, COMAC’s C919, Irkut’s MS-21,…

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Ryanair and Comac – Part II

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Just after Addison mused about the C919 model in a Ryanair office in a post yesterday, new reports today indicate that Ryanair will announce cooperation with COMAC in developing the aircraft at the Paris Air Show. Maybe there is something there, after all! Could Ryanair be the launch western customer for a Chinese aircraft?  This…

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120-145 Seat Airplane Poll

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If the form does not load, please use this link Loading… Related posts: The Dynamic Regional Jet Market Boeing accelerates 737 production Aircraft noise Yellow flags waving throughout Commercial Aviation

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C919 adds Panasonic Connectivity

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Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) last week announced that it signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to provide communications systems for COMAC’s C919. While final terms are still being negotiated, the LoI allows the parties to immediately begin working on a custom communications solution that will allow passengers use…

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The unpredictable Al-Baker

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What is Qatar’s CEO, Akbar Al-Baker, up to? The unpredictable Al-Baker, who has achieved the nickname U-Turn Al for his ability to pivot 180 degrees at a moment’s notice, seems to like the limelight in the press with his bombastic behavior. In his latest interview, he takes on Boeing and Bombardier. His frustration with Boeing…

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Disappointing, over-hyped performance for C919

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Disappointing, over-hyped performance for C919






The Chinese wanted to showcase their emerging aerospace industry at the Zhuhai Air Show this week and leaked that “hundreds” of orders would be forthcoming for the COMAC C919. Reality fell far short. On the first day of the show, the Chinese announced 100 “orders” for the airplane, which challenges the Boeing 737-800/900 and the…

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