Articles tagged “COMAC”

China’s Comac May Sell Its First Aircraft to an Overseas Carrier Soon

China’s Comac May Sell Its First Aircraft to an Overseas Carrier Soon

Bruce Einhorn and Moses Mozart Dzawu, Bloomberg

Ghana’s AWA (Africa World Airlines) may order Comac's regional jets this month. The carrier would be among the first overseas customers for Comac's commercial aircraft. But the airline is partly owned by China’s HNA Group, which makes it less of a coup than it first appears. Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer may still have some years yet until they compete in jet sales with Comac.

5 months ago

China’s New Commericial Jet Won’t Threaten Airbus or Boeing

China’s New Commericial Jet Won’t Threaten Airbus or Boeing

Dong Lyu and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

It seems unlikely any airline in the Americas, Australia or Europe will take a chance on an unproven airplane. But China is a large market so that bodes well for the C919. And maybe once the aircraft is proven — if it ever is — airlines elsewhere will take a closer look.

2 years ago

Can a Chinese Manufacturer Challenge Airbus and Boeing?

Can a Chinese Manufacturer Challenge Airbus and Boeing?

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

Three decades ago, few analysts thought Airbus could challenge Boeing, and now the two manufacturers essentially have a duopoly, so it's probably best not to sell COMAC short. But the company has a lot to accomplish before it will match its larger competitors.

3 years ago