20-Sep-2012 10:05 AM

COMAC and CCB Financial Leasing sign purchase agreement for 50 C919s

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) and CCB Financial Leasing signed (19-Sep-2012) a purchase agreement for 50 C919 aircraft on 19-Sep-2012, becoming the 13th C919 customer and bringing orders for the Chinese-manufactured aircraft to 330. COMAC also reportedly stated the manufacturer plans to announce new orders for the C919 aircraft at the ninth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai between 13-Nov-2012 and 18-Nov-2012. COMAC stated new orders will be signed with customers in China and abroad at the event. The C919 is scheduled to make its first flight in 2014 and commence delivery in 2016. [more - original PR - Chinese]

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