U.S. media said that China is expected to be at home and abroad a large number of C919 aircraft orders
2010 年 11 15, Zhuhai, much domestic outside the focus of China-made large aircraft C919 1:1 display prototype in the “2010 China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow)” was first exhibited.
Sina aviation, according to the latest Wall Street Journal reported that the United States, China recently announced its C919 mock-jumbo jet, is intended to challenge Boeing and Airbus, and the expected six-day week, the Zhuhai Air Show harvest home and abroad on a large number of orders.
deputy general manager of China Aviation Industry Corporation Xin-Guo Zhang said that China’s domestic airlines and leasing companies overseas are expected to purchase this single-channel, 160-seat C919 aircraft. China Aviation Industry Corporation is a C919 aircraft manufacturers – China Commercial Aircraft Co. Ltd., a major shareholder.
reported that China’s C919 aircraft to challenge Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft. Currently, the two Western Aircraft Manufacturing Company occupy the Chinese aircraft market, but according to Boeing estimates that China’s new aircraft market in the next 20 years is expected to reach 48 billion U.S. dollars.
15, at the eve of the opening air show held a press conference, Zhang Xinguo said, “I believe that during this air show,” will reap hundreds of orders for the C919 aircraft.
However, he did not specifically mention the potential aircraft buyers. But industry observers said, C919 aircraft of potential buyers could include domestic state-owned company China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and there may be.
reported that, C919 aircraft, another potential buyer is GE’s leasing department, the company held at the Zhuhai Air Show two years ago, has decided to buy 25 China Commercial Aircraft Company’s ARJ21 aircraft. In this regard, General Electric Company executives said they plan to lease to 70 airlines in China’s ARJ21 aircraft, and operation in China.
reported, C919 aircraft is expected to seek orders for the development of China a decade of work into the large jet aircraft confidence, and for reasons of national prestige considerations, while the Beijing government even decided to develop the large aircraft project and its space program.
However, it is unclear whether these orders are expected to determine, and the China Commercial Aircraft will require potential buyers to pay a deposit (not refundable), like China, most foreign manufacturers, as required. Moreover, given the importance of project C919 aircraft, the political class may be related to orders for the publication.
In addition, some insiders wonder whether C919 can be completed on schedule, they pointed out ARJ21 production has lagged behind the scheduled completion date (2009) in the last two years. C919 to 2014 in order to make its maiden flight and first delivery is expected to have in two years. 15 Although the model aircraft on display and in-kind and other large, but includes only the first part of the fuselage with a cockpit simulator.
reported that, at present, from the United States and other countries, several suppliers are dedicated to the production of C919, which includes CFM International, Inc. (General and SAFRAN Group’s joint venture), the company won worth $ 10 billion, for the Chinese aircraft engine production contract.
reported that China’s civil aviation market is to grow significantly, according to China Civil Aviation Administration of Statistics, in the first nine months of the national air transport increased by 18 percent over last year, reaching 200.7 million visitors. Boeing is expected this month, China may need in the next 20 years to produce 4330 new civil aircraft, as the world’s second largest after the U.S. aircraft market.
However, it is noteworthy that, although China has been working with foreign aircraft manufacturers compete, but China continues to buy foreign aircraft. This month, during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to France, China ordered the Airbus 102 aircraft.
However, China’s ARJ21 aircraft already in the global market with some success, attracting 240 domestic and international orders. 15, the Xinhua News Agency said Chinese business fly, they expect next year will be the first aircraft delivery. Currently has four aircraft during the flight test, and another two during ground testing in order to gain access to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the China Civil Aviation Administration’s airworthiness certificate. (Spring)
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