COMAC C919 Passenger Jet
Alcoa and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) teamed up to explore technology solutions for COMAC’s new 190-seat passenger jet, the C919. The two companies are looking at advanced aluminum structural concepts, designs and alloys to help COMAC create a globally competitive, high-performance, fuel efficient aircraft.

The C919 will be the largest passenger jet produced in China, the fastest growing aviation market in the world. The C919 is expected to take its first flight in 2014 and enter service in 2016.

Aluminum’s appealing characteristics – lightweight, fuel efficient, sustainable -- are some of the reasons global manufacturers select aluminum as their material of choice for new aircraft.

Alcoa is well positioned to support global manufacturers with their next generation aircraft, providing them with innovative solutions for aerospace structures, fasteners and turbine components.

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Sources: Xinhua News Agency
(090908) -- HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2009 (Xinhua) -- A mockup of jumbo jet C919, the major project of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), is displayed at the Asian Aerospace '09 in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 8, 2009. COMAC is a company established in 2008 with the State Council approval to develop C919, the first home-made jumbo jet of China. It is expected to enter service in 2016. (Xinhua/Zhou Lei) (zj)