The C919 is in a phase called ‘batch production’, where each plane requires a sign-off by the regulator. Photo: AFP
The C919 is in a phase called ‘batch production’, where each plane requires a sign-off by the regulator. Photo: AFP
Aviation

China’s home-grown C919 aircraft hit by tough US export controls, limiting threat to Airbus and Boeing

  • The United States requires special licences to export parts and technology assistance to any company with ties to the Chinese military
  • The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) has been unable to get timely help from suppliers and is reported to have run out of some spare parts

The C919 is in a phase called ‘batch production’, where each plane requires a sign-off by the regulator. Photo: AFP
The C919 is in a phase called ‘batch production’, where each plane requires a sign-off by the regulator. Photo: AFP
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