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China's biggest home-grown aircraft to trail rival planes from Boeing, Airbus

Lack of domestic aerospace expertise is holding up Comac's C919 project. Photo: Reuters

China’s largest domestically produced aircraft may not enter service until early next decade, a delay that gives dominant rivals Boeing and Airbus time to launch their upgraded single-aisle planes first.

Thursday, 3 October, 2013, 2:03pm

Orders take off for mainland plane

Comac says it has won 50 orders for the 168-seat C919 aircraft, which is a symbol of national pride, at the Zhuhai air show. Photo: Reuters

A home-grown passenger plane was only a model at the mainland's premier air show, but a growing number of orders show Beijing's drive to challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.

State-backed Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) said it won 50 orders for the planned 168-seat C919 aircraft at the Zhuhai air show, which ended yesterday, bringing the total to 380.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

China plane maker creates US demand

A model of the Comac C919 passenger jet is displayed during the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on November 13, 2012. Photo: AFP

If you can't sell your products, then create a customer to buy them. That concept has been practiced for years by companies looking to sell their new products to wary buyers, with Chinese solar panel maker Suntech most recently trying out the strategy to largely disastrous results.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:19pm

Avic signs deal to sell 100 Comac planes in foreign markets

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) yesterday signed a deal with Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic) under which Avic will sell 100 of Comac's 70-90 seat ARJ21-700 aircraft in foreign markets. The deal was signed yesterday afternoon at the Zhuhai air show.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Aircraft maker seeks to recruit foreign executives

For the first time, an aviation company closely tied to the military will be looking to hire overseas talent for management roles.

It is unlikely, however, that they will have access to sensitive military information.

28 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

COMAC is not neglected

IN your editorial headlined, 'A matter of trust' (South China Morning Post, February 6), you referred to the recent increase in the workload of the Commissioner for Administrative Complaints (COMAC) and said that 'if the Governor is serious about public accountability, he should give priority to funding for the ombudsman' and that 'the Government should stop trying to sideline his office and fa

10 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

So retires amid noise row

SECRETARY for Recreation and Culture James So Yiu-cho is to quit the Government amid controversy over the redevelopment of the Hong Kong Stadium and his handling of the outcry at noise levels.

The Government accepted Mr So's surprise application to retire in late September. He turned 55 last month.

23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Councillors divided on plan to monitor issuing of licences

MUNICIPAL councillors are divided on whether the council's authority to issue licences should be deemed as an administrative power that requires monitoring by the ombudsman.

3 Mar 1993 - 12:00am