Hainan Airways Group has introduced a deal for 100 plane from Industrial Plane Company of China (COMAC). The planes – 60 C919 narrowbodies and 40 ARJ21 regional jets – will be a part of group subsidiaries Urumqi Air and Suparna Airways, with no timeframe given on deliveries.
Hainan reveals COMAC buy
The airline group, together with funding agency Liaoning Fangda, Urumqi Air and Suparna Airways, introduced the dedication on April twenty eighth. Hainan turns into the second airline to make a agency dedication for the C919 after launch buyer China Japanese, whereas a number of Chinese language leasing corporations have additionally agreed to offers involving as much as 300 of the sort.
As reported by Aerotime, COMAC stated in a press release,
“This is a vital measure for the 2 sides to completely implement the spirit of Common Secretary Xi Jinping’s vital directions on the massive plane trade, resolutely implement the central decision-making and deployment, and speed up the development of a brand new growth sample with home and worldwide cycles because the mainstay and mutual promotion of home and worldwide twin cycles.”
The primary C919s will probably be destined for Urumqi Air, the low-cost service primarily based within the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area (XUAR) in northwest China. Its present fleet consists of 16 Boeing 737-800s which serve the airline’s principally home community.
Agency up nonetheless to come back
The group’s deal for the 60 C919s seems to be a dedication to 30 and choices for 30 extra, whereas the 40 ARJ21s are “intentional” at this stage.
The C919 will seat between 158 and 168 passengers, with a spread of between 4,075 and 5,555km. Whereas it’s domestically assembled, the jet continues to be reliant on Western-made engines (CFM Leap-1Cs) and aviation methods from Collins Aerospace.
What’s taking place with the C919?
Since receiving certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) final September, COMAC delivered the primary C919 to launch buyer China Japanese in December. Nevertheless, FlightGlobal experiences that China Japanese has confronted issues with it throughout testing, that means the narrowbody – constructed to compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320-family vary – has but to enter service.
This sole C919 (registration: B-919A) is the one one to be delivered to a buyer to date – China Japanese has beforehand said it expects 4 extra jets to be delivered within the subsequent two years. Regardless of earlier estimates of 25 C919s per 12 months by 2030, COMAC stated in January it plans to succeed in 150 jets yearly inside 5 years.
The corporate had attracted over 1,200 orders for the C919 as of January 2023 and reached a milestone one hundredth ARJ21 supply in December. The latter plane has efficiently debuted abroad with Transnusa Airways, an Indonesian low-cost service primarily based in Jakarta, following its first income flight on April 18th.
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Supply: Aerotime, FlightGlobal
- Enterprise Sort:
- Date Based:
- He Dongfeng
- Headquarters Location:
- Shanghai, China
- Key Product Strains:
- Comac ARJ21, Comac C919, Comac C929