COMAC hopes that this week’s participation in the Singapore Air Show will attract more customers.
China News Service February 11th According to the BBC Chinese website reported on the 11th, the Singapore Air Show was held recently, the Chinese commercial aircraft in the exhibition received attention, the media believes that China Commercial Aircraft, despite competition and challenges, But there are still good prospects.
According to the report, there is a saying in China: “There is no difficulty in the world, I am afraid of someone who has a heart”. Over the years, at least in the global business arena, the Chinese have proved this: Chinese companies have become the dominant players in many industries on a global scale.
Now they are facing a severe test. The Chinese are eyeing commercial aircraft manufacturing. There is no doubt that this industry will have more obstacles and more stumbling blocks.
Bit Singer, a senior researcher at the Rajaratnam School of International Relations at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said that the threshold for commercial manufacturing is very high, and the obstacles are not just technical.
The state-owned “China Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd.” is China’s leader in commercial aircraft manufacturing. “China Commercial Aircraft Corporation” developed the C919 aircraft, which is a narrow-body single-channel trunk passenger aircraft capable of carrying 168 passengers.
The report said that China Commercial Aircraft Corporation, which was established in 2008, is currently targeting this 100- to 200-seat single-aisle trunk aircraft. It is predicted that the market share of such trunk aircraft will reach 20 trillion US dollars in the next 20 years. The vast majority of this type of mainline aircraft comes from Asia, and COMAC hopes that this week’s participation in the Singapore Air Show will attract more customers.
The report also stated that COMAC is facing severe competition. The Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737 have already received 10,000 orders. Bit Singer said, “China Commercial Aircraft Corporation is competing with the world’s two strongest aircraft companies.”
According to the BBC Chinese website, at present, airlines of more than 100 seats of airlines around the world are almost all manufactured by Airbus and Boeing.
The Airbus A320 is generally capable of seating 150 passengers, but can also accommodate up to 180 passengers at high density. In addition, other aircraft companies are watching the market with contempt. Bombardier’s eagerly awaited C-Series passenger aircraft has been seen by many industry insiders as the most serious potential rival for Airbus and Boeing.
The report believes that just as Bombardier’s C-series aircraft is about to enter the commercial market, it will be more difficult for China Commercial Aircraft’s passenger aircraft to enter this market.
The report believes that winning the trust of customers is the biggest obstacle. After all, after the passenger plane was in the sky, the quality and safety of the passenger plane was related to the lives of hundreds of passengers.
Aircraft manufacturing is very complicated. Thousands of parts need to be assembled correctly to work properly, and any flaw can cause serious problems.
The analysis believes that the main components of China Commercial Aircraft, including the engine, are provided by foreign companies. Its suppliers include GM, Honeywell, and Rockwell Collins. COMAC also agreed to start technical cooperation with Bombardier. These cooperations help to eliminate people’s concerns.
However, the report also suggested that China Commercial Aircraft delayed the flight test of the relevant models, and it is not helpful to eliminate the concerns. Bit Singer said that no one wants to be a passenger in a new aircraft test flight, especially when the aircraft is produced by an inexperienced manufacturer.
He said that a new aircraft is likely to have problems, aircraft manufacturers must have the resources and ability to solve the problem as soon as possible, so that airline customers who purchase passenger aircraft feel at ease. Even large companies with decades of experience, such as Airbus and Boeing, have problems when launching new models.
There was a problem with the battery when the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was introduced. The Airbus A380 passenger aircraft had a capillary crack in the bracket attached to the wing. However, the report believes that one of the things that is good for COMAC is that China Commercial Aircraft will not have to rely on international orders in the future.
China has become one of the fastest growing countries in the global aviation market. In the next 20 years, the demand for single-channel trunk aircraft in the Chinese market will increase significantly. China Commercial Aircraft’s C919 passenger plane has already received 400 orders, most of which are from China, and the number of orders in the future may increase.
Aviation analyst Das said that the company’s passenger aircraft may have some protection in entering the domestic market. He added that it is more advantageous for China Commercial Aircraft to take off from the domestic market.
He said that in the domestic market, the issue of safety and quality control is not that big. As time goes by, if the passenger plane performs well and there are no major problems, it does not rule out the real shot in the global market in the future.
British Airways and the parent company of Iberia Airlines of Spain —— International Aviation Group, reportedly has approached COMAC with regard to future passenger aircraft demand. China Commercial FlyingThe smooth take-off of the domestic market will ensure that the company’s passenger aircraft will successfully settle in the global aviation market in the future.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang