Hamilton Sundstrand and AVIC Electromechanical Systems (AVIC EM) have signed a joint venture framework contract to co-develop and manufacture the electric power system for China's new narrowbody aircraft.

The deal with result in the formation of a new entity and will serve as a tier one supplier to the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China's (Comac), which is developing the C919.

"Through this cooperation, we will localise the development of the C919 electric system and provide an integrated design, manufacture, and aftermarket service," says AVIC vice president Zhang Xinguo.

Earlier this year, Comac selected Hamilton Sundstrand for the 150-seat class C919's electric system, pilot controls and fire and overheat protection system.

AVIC EM designs and produces aerospace airborne systems and products for the Chinese as well as the international markets.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news