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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Development of China’s large airliner project is progressing smoothly


At the "2009 Xi’an Aviation Subcontract Production and International Cooperation Forum", Ma Hengru, Assistant General Manager of China Commercial Aircraft Co. Ltd. said that the research and development work of C919 large passenger aircraft, being one of the nation’s most important project, is undergoing in an orderly manner. The general technical scheme of large passenger aircraft has been established, and lead into the design of overall aerodynamic shape. Provider of body parts for the aircraft has been initially confirmed while promoting international technical cooperation. Providers for materials, standard parts and airborne systems are to be selected through global bidding. With infrastructure construction in full swing, talent thriving enterprise strategy implemented, the company is currently recruiting the best qualified personnels to join the task force. As planned, the C919 large passenger aircraft will take its maiden flight at the end of 2014, and be on market by 2016.

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