KAI To Boost Civil Aircraft Manufacturing

 - February 18, 2010, 4:17 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is planning to expand into manufacturing civil aircraft, with possible programs including a sub-100-seat airliner and a business jet. The company aims to increase its civil business to 50 percent, up from the current 35 percent, according to executive vice president and general manager for marketing Enes Park. KAI is currently building a piston single, expected to be certified in 2013, and manufactures airframe components for the Boeing 787 and Airbus’s upcoming A350 XWB.