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The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) is a Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer established on 11 May 2008 in Shanghai, China. The headquarters are in Pudong, Shanghai. The company has a registered capital of RMB 19 billion (US$2.7 billion as of May 2008). The corporation is a designer and constructor of large passenger aircraft with capacities of over 150 passengers, in an effort aimed at reducing China's dependency on Boeing and Airbus.
|Founded||11 May 2008|
|Jin Zhuanglong (Chairman of the Board)|
He Dongfeng (Chief Executive)
|Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.|
|Alternative Chinese name|
The first jet to be marketed is the ARJ21 developed by China Aviation Industry Corporation I, which will be followed by the C919, which made its maiden flight in 2017 and has attracted interest from Chinese airlines. The C919, which can seat up to 168 passengers, is meant to compete in the market for single-aisle jets dominated by Airbus A320 and Boeing 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.
Model naming conventionEdit
Aircraft in production or developmentEdit
|Aircraft||Variants||Description||Capacity||First Flight|| Launch Customer
|ARJ21||700,900,F,B||Twin‑engine, single aisle, short-range||70−105||28 November 2008||28 November 2015|
|C919||Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range||150−190||5 May 2017||2021|
|C929||Twin‑engine, twin aisle, long-range||250−290||2023+||2026+|
|C939||Twin‑engine, twin aisle||390−400||proposed|
On 24 March 2011, Comac and the Canadian company 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:
In May 2017, Bombardier and Comac began holding talks about an investment into Bombardier's passenger jet business.
On 23 September 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 airframes built in the United States. The joint-venture plant will be located in Zhoushan, Zhejiang.
In June 2011 COMAC and Irish low-cost airline Ryanair signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of the C919, a 200-seat narrow-body commercial jet which will compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co. Ltd. (CRAIC), a joint venture company invested by COMAC and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) responsible for the development of a wide-body commercial jet was established in Shanghai on 22 May 2017. Research and development for the new plane will be conducted in Moscow, and will be assembled in Shanghai.
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