COMAC wins 55 orders for C919 from ICBC Leasing
The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China today won a contract for 55 C919 jets from ICBC Leasing, the leasing unit of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
The latest deal brings total orders for the first domestically developed single-aisle 150-seat passenger jet to 785.
The deal signed today also made ICBC Leasing to be the biggest client of the narrow body aircraft with a total of 100 orders.
COMAC has so far secured orders from 27 foreign and domestic customers, including national carrier Air China and leasing company GE Capital Aviation Service. Overseas orders, which account for about 10 percent of the total, include Germany’s PuRen Airlines and Thailand’s City Airways, as well as carriers from Asia-Pacific and Africa.
With a standard range of 4,075 kilometers, the C919 is comparable to the updated Airbus 320 and Boeing's new generation 737 planes.
The C919 made its first long-distance flight early last month.