Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China will place production work for its C919 twinjet with companies that were formerly part of China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) II.

Hongdu Aviation, otherwise known as Nanchang Aircraft, will produce the C919's aft fuselage, says Comac vice-president and C919 chief designer, Wu Guanghui.

The C919 will use composite materials for the fairings and moving surfaces and Harbin Aircraft will produce some of these, says Wu.

These two companies were previously part of AVIC II, which has since merged with AVIC I.

Wu also says Shenyang Aircraft will produce the empennage and Chengdu Aircraft the nose.

Xian Aircraft, meanwhile, will work on the cockpit and produce the wings and main fuselage, he adds.

Another Comac official told Flight International that Comac would build the horizontal stabiliser and Shenyang the vertical stabiliser. Xian Aircraft, Shenyang Aircraft and Chengdu Aircraft were formerly AVIC I companies and already produce parts for Comac's ARJ21 regional jet.

Source: Flight International