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Coordinates: 31°05′43″N 121°51′10″E / 31.0951801°N 121.852788°E / 31.0951801; 121.852788

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.

Type

State-owned

Industry Aerospace

Founded 11 May 2008; 9 years ago (11 May 2008)

Headquarters Shanghai, China

Key people

Jin Zhuanglong (Chairman of the Board) He Dongfeng (Chief Executive)

Products Commercial airliners

Website www.comac.cc

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.

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

Transcriptions

Standard Mandarin

Hanyu Pinyin Zhōngguó shāngyòng fēijī yǒuxiàn zérèn gōngsī

Alternative Chinese name

Simplified Chinese 中国商飞

Traditional Chinese 中國商飛

Transcriptions

Standard Mandarin

Hanyu Pinyin Zhōngguó shāngfēi

COMAC factory

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) is a Chinese State-owned aerospace manufacturer established on 11 May 2008 in Shanghai, China.[1] The headquarters are in Pudong, Shanghai.[2] The company has a registered capital of RMB
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
Boeing
and Airbus.[3] The first jet to be marketed is the ARJ21
ARJ21
developed by China
China
Aviation Industry Corporation I, which will be followed by the C919, which made its maiden flight in 2017[4] and has attracted interest from many airlines.[5] 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
Boeing
Inc.'s 737.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Origins

2 Products

2.1 Model naming convention 2.2 Aircraft in production or development

3 Collaborations

3.1 Bombardier 3.2 Boeing 3.3 Ryanair 3.4 UAC

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Origins[edit] 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
Shanghai
Guosheng Corporation Limited, and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. Products[edit]

A Comac
Comac
ARJ21-700 in flight at the 2010 Zhuhai Airshow

Model naming convention[edit] For all models sold beginning with the Comac
Comac
C919, COMAC's naming system for commercial airliners has taken the form of 9X9.[citation needed] Aircraft in production or development[edit]

Product list and details (date information from Comac)

Aircraft Variants Description Capacity First Flight Launch Customer First Delivery Production Ceased

Narrow-body

ARJ21 700,900,F,B Twin‑engine, single aisle, short-range 70−105 28 November 2008 28 November 2015[6]

C919

Twin‑engine, single aisle, short- to medium-range 150−190 5 May 2017[7] 2021[8]

Wide-body

C929

Twin‑engine, twin aisle, long-range 250−290 2023+[9] 2026+[10]

C939

Twin‑engine, twin aisle 390−400 proposed

Collaborations[edit] Bombardier[edit] On 24 March 2011, Comac
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
Airbus
and Boeing.[11][12] Products included in the programme include:

Bombardier CRJ-series Bombardier CSeries Bombardier Q-series Comac
Comac
ARJ21 Comac
Comac
C919

In May 2017, Bombardier and Comac
Comac
began holding talks about an investment into Bombardier's passenger jet business.[13] Boeing[edit] On 23 September 2015, Boeing
Boeing
announced plans to build a Boeing
Boeing
737 completion and finishing plant in China.[14] The facility will be used to paint exteriors and install interiors into airframes built in the United States.[15] The joint-venture plant will be located in Zhoushan, Zhejiang.[16] Ryanair[edit] In June 2011 COMAC and Irish low-cost airline Ryanair
Ryanair
signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of the C919, a 200-seat single-aisle aircraft which will compete with the Boeing
Boeing
737 and Airbus
Airbus
A320.[17] UAC[edit] Main article: ShFDMS 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 wide-body commercial jet was established in Shanghai
Shanghai
on 22 May 2017. Research and development for the new plane will be conducted in Moscow, and will be assembled in Shanghai.[18] See also[edit]

Shanghai
Shanghai
portal Aviation portal Companies portal

United Aircraft Corporation Embraer List of civil aircraft Rockwell Collins Safran

References[edit]

^ An Lu (11 May 2008). "China's jumbo passenger aircraft company established in Shanghai". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 25 April 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.  ^ "Contact Us." Comac. Retrieved on 10 November 2012. "25 Zhangyang Road, Shanghai" - Chinese: "上海市张杨路25号" ^ Staff writers (11 May 2008). "Chinese plane business gets wings". BBC News. Retrieved 25 June 2011.  ^ "With maiden jet flight, China
China
enters dog-fight with Boeing, Airbus". Reuters. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.  ^ Ben Sandilands (8 September 2009). " China
China
models its airliner ambitions". Crikey. Retrieved 8 September 2009.  ^ "China's COMAC delivers first ARJ21
ARJ21
jet plane to domestic airline". Reuters. 28 November 2015.  ^ "China's first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight". BBC News. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.  ^ "China's COMAC says first delivery of C919 jet planned for 2021". Reuters. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.  ^ 中俄合研宽体机全球征选供应商 “闭关”十年直面竞争 ^ 中俄合研宽体机全球征选供应商 “闭关”十年直面竞争 ^ "COMAC and Bombardier Sign Strategic Agreement on Commercial Aircraft" (Press release). Bombardier. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.  ^ Jon Ostrower (1 April 2011). "Many questions surround Bombardier/ Comac
Comac
partnership". Flight Global. Retrieved 25 June 2011.  ^ Weinland, Don (18 May 2017). "Chinese group in talks to aid struggling jet maker Bombardier". Financial Times. United Kingdom. Retrieved 18 May 2017.  ^ " China
China
orders 300 Boeing
Boeing
planes worth $38 billion". Retrieved 23 September 2015.  ^ Thompson, Loren. " Boeing
Boeing
To Build Its First Offshore Plane Factory In China
China
As Ex-Im Bank Withers". Retrieved 23 September 2015.  ^ Boeing
Boeing
to build plant in Zhoushan. Shanghai
Shanghai
Daily. ^ Ryanair
Ryanair
and Comac
Comac
(Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China) Sign C 919... ^ "China-Russia joint venture to develop wide-body commercial jet". China
China
Daily.

External links[edit]

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