China's C919 aircraft gets more orders
BEIJING, Oct 28, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation
of China (Comac) on Monday received 20 more orders for the C919
aircraft, which brought the total orders to 400.
The Comac and Industrial Bank Financial Leasing signed a contract
for the new orders on Monday.
The orders for C919, China's largest domestically produced
aircraft, have showed the increasing demand and confidence in
aircraft made in China, said Tian Min, chief accountant of the Comac.
The Comac C919, which will compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing
737 family of aircraft, was scheduled for its first flight next year,
but that has now been delayed until 2015.
Tian said a modern commercial aircraft is comprised of millions of
parts and dozens of complicated systems and also a project involving
hundreds of work units home and abroad. "This adds difficulty and
complexity to project management."
Meanwhile, use of new materials and technologies increased
difficulty and risks in the development of the aircraft, Tian said.
"For safety concerns, it is quite necessary to postpone the maiden
flight of the C919," said Tian.
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