Aloft AeroArchitects announced at ABACE 2018 receiving a sole-source contract with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) for auxiliary fuel system kits for the ARJ21 family of aircraft. The kits will be installed in executive-configured ARJ21s for an undisclosed Comac customer in the region.
“Aloft has a strong reputation and expertise in providing stand-alone auxiliary fuel systems for high-production aircraft, to increase the capability of the airframe’s range for niche operations such as VIP and special mission,” said Robert Sundin, president and CEO of the U.S. company. “Comac valued this expertise and the overall risk avoidance by using the industry’s biggest name in the field.”
The ARJ21 family is one of the large passenger aircraft programs under development by Comac, which is also developing the the C919 and CR929.