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|Founded||11 May 2008|
|Zhang Qingwei (Chairman of the Board)
Jin Zhuanglong (General Manager)
|Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.|
|Alternative Chinese name|
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) 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). The government-owned 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.
The first jet to be marketed is the ARJ21 developed by AVIC I, which will be followed by the C919, which is planned for release in 2016 and has attracted interest from many airlines. The company headquarters 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 Industries' A320 and Boeing Inc.'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.
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||28 November 2015|
|C919||Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range||150−190||2016||Late 2018|
|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 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:
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.
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 Airbus A320.
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- Ryanair and Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China) Sign C 919...
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