13-Jul-2010 8:04 AM
COMAC selects key suppliers for C919
- Rockwell Collins and China Electronics Technology Avionics Co Ltd (CETCA): Signed a LoI with COMAC to provide communication and navigation solutions. Rockwell Collins and CETCA also have signed a memorandum of agreement to establish a China-based JV, which is expected to sign the formal supply agreement with COMAC by the end of this year; [more - Rockwell Collins]
- Honeywell: Selected to provide wheels and brakes, brake control system (BCS) and tyres. Honeywell is collaborating on the C919 pedal-to-ground solution with Hunan Boyun New Materials Co Ltd and Changsha Xinhang Wheel and Brake Co Ltd. A JV will be formed to provide the wheels and brake system for the C919; [more - Honeywell]
- GE Aviation Systems and AVIC Systems: The partners to a proposed AVIC GE JV have been selected to provide the avionics core processing system, display system and on-board maintenance system. The C919 modular avionics system provided by the proposed AVIC GE joint venture will be the central information system of the aircraft’s networks and electronics and will host its avionics, maintenance and utility functions. [more - GE]
The new COMAC C919 150-passenger aircraft is scheduled to enter commercial service in 2016, with a global market forecast of more than 2,300 aircraft over 20 years.