The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) on Saturday opened its first wholly-owned overseas subsidiary in the city of Newport Beach in California in the United States, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend. The unit, COMAC America Corp., aims to enhance relationship with local civil aviation authorities, aerospace companies and academic institutions, mainly in areas such as airworthiness certification, civil aircraft development and educational training, chairman Jin Zhuanglong was quoted as saying. “Up to now, we’ve formed strategic partnership with16 renowned international aerospace enterprises as suppliers to our C919 aircraft, including GE, UTC and Honeywell,” he said. COMAC currently has two major products: C919 – China’s first homegrown large passenger aircraft – and the new regional jet ARJ21.
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