Comac Signs New C919 Suppliers
China’s Comac has awarded Parker Hannifin and Honeywell supply contracts for the 150- to 190-seat C919 narrowbody airliner, the U.S. companies announced today.
Comac and China Aviation Industry Systems Company (AVIC Systems) held a contract-signing ceremony today in Nanjing naming Parker Hanninfin the provider of the fuel, inerting and hydraulic systems for the C919. Parker and AVIC Systems also signed a joint venture calling for joint development and in-country support of Parker’s hydraulic and fuel systems. Parker estimates that the system contract will generate more than $2.5 billion in revenue over the life of the program.
Honeywell, meanwhile, said today that Comac chose it to supply its 131-9[C9C] auxiliary power unit (APU) and associated equipment for the C919. In addition to the 131-9[C9C] APU, the award includes a Honeywell starter/generator system and installation kit.
The contract calls for Honeywell to collaborate on the C919 program with AVIC Harbin Dongan Engine (Group) Corporation.
Honeywell operates more than 30 subsidiaries and joint ventures throughout China, including aerospace maintenance and manufacturing facilities in Xiamen, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Shanghai. It bases its Asia Pacific business in Shanghai.