|Founded||11 May 2008|
|Headquarters||Shanghai, China (PRC)|
|Key people||Zhang Qingwei (Chairman of the Board)
Jin Zhuanglong (General Manager)
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. ("Comac", simplified Chinese: 中国商用飞机有限责任公司; traditional Chinese: 中國商用飛機有限責任公司; pinyin: Zhōngguó shāng yòng fēijī yǒuxiàn zérèn gōngsī, simplified Chinese: 中国商飞; traditional Chinese: 中國商飛; pinyin: Zhōngguó shāngfēi for short) 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 (US$2.7 billion as of May 2008). This government-owned corporation is designing and will eventually build large passenger aircraft with a capacity of over 150 passengers to reduce the country's dependency on Boeing and Airbus.
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 convention
Aircraft in production or development
|Aircraft||Variants||Description||Capacity||First Flight||Launch Customer
|ARJ21||700,900,F,B||Twin‑engine, single aisle, short-range||70‑105||28 November 2008|
|C919||Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range||150‑190||2014|
|C929||Twin‑engine, twin aisle||290||proposed|
|C939||Twin‑engine, twin aisle||390||proposed|
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:
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- Ryanair and Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China) Sign C 919...
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