Industry Chinese leasing company orders 50 Comac aircraft

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Chinese leasing company Huarong has signed a deal for over 50 Comac aircraft, the manufacturer has announced today on its Twitter channel.

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At a signing ceremony held in Shanghai, China Huarong Financial Leasing Co., Ltd ordered 30 Comac C919 and 20 Comac ARJ21 aircraft. According to list prices, the order is valued at about USD 4,5 billion.

Comac plans to start deliveries for the C919 from 2021 onwards. The company wants to compete with manufacturers like Airbus or Boeing. According to Comac, the C919 is the first aircraft, which was independently developed by China.

The ARJ21 is in commercial service since June 2016 and had its first flight in December 2007. Currently, Chengdu Airlines operates four ARJ21, but expects to take over one more aircraft soon.

Altogether, 815 C919 aircraft and 453 ARJ21 aircraft have been ordered to date. 781 of the C919 orders are from customers within China, with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) being the only foreign customer (34 C919 on order).

Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.) is an aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Shanghai, China. The company is fully state-owned and produces twin-engine short-range and medium-range passenger jets with capacities of over 150 passengers. Comac was registered as company in May 2008.

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