China: Comac Looks To New Shapes For Its Own Future NMA
What's China's Fourth Airliner Project Going To Be?
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September 11, 2018 - by Jon Ostrower for The Air Current
Comac's slow march to the global commercial aerospace stage has a trio of foundational projects: The early days of the ARJ21's manufacturing and service, preliminary flight tests of a pair of C919s, and supplier selection with Russia for the long-range CRAIC CR929.
The Comac product lineup - like that of its U.S. counterpart - now has a gap between its single-aisle C919 and widebody CR929.
China hasn't shown its cards on a fourth project, but Comac has no intention of stopping at those three airliners.
On August 10, a team of Comac's aerospace engineers in Shanghai test flew a demonstrator dubbed the "V1plus", a commercial aircraft...