Huaxia Financial Leasing has inked a letter of intent with Comac for 20 C919 narrowbodies.

The firm is the leasing unit of Huaxia Bank, and will become the 18th company to commit to the Chinese programme.

Huaxia’s agreement brings the total number of commitments for the in-development narrowbody to 450, says Comac.

Comac started final assembly of the first C919 prototype last September, and is working towards an end-2015 first flight target for the aircraft. The C919 has largely been sold to Chinese airlines and leasing companies.

Source: Cirium Dashboard