Electric system for C919 to be developed by Hamilton Sundstrand and AVIC EM

BEIJING, China, 21 March 2011. The electric power system for the C919 jetliner will be developed by Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. and AVIC Electromechanical Systems Company Ltd (AVIC EM). The C919 is manufactured by the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC).

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BEIJING, China, 21 March 2011. The electric power system for the C919 jetliner will be developed by Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. and AVIC Electromechanical Systems Company Ltd (AVIC EM). The C919 is manufactured by the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC).
The agreement finalizes the commitment to form a new company that will develop and manufacture the C919's electrical power system, including generation and distribution, and will serve as a tier one supplier to COMAC on that program. This joint venture will be located in Xi'an, China and plans are in place to begin facility development in June, 2011.
In early 2010, COMAC selected Hamilton Sundstrand for the 150-seat class C919's electric system together with AVIC EM, pilot controls, and fire and overheat protection system.
"We are very confident this joint venture will be a great success and provide world-class electric system products for China’s C919 airliner and other future programs," says Andreas Schell, president, Hamilton Sundstrand Electric Systems.

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