Posted on: 06 March 2012 by Mark Howells
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Boeing have announced a collaboration agreement to work together in areas that will enable commercial aviation industry growth in China and potentially around the world.
As part of the agreement, the two companies will create the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center in Beijing. Funded by both companies, the Boeing-COMAC Center will support research projects to increase commercial aviation’s fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The two manufacturers have also agreed to have annual leadership engagements and exchange commercial aviation market forecasts.
The Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center will be located at COMAC’s Beijing Civil Aircraft Technology Research Center. The companies will collaborate with China-based universities and research institutions to expand knowledge of technologies – such as sustainable aviation biofuels, aviation connectivity infrastructure and other areas – that improve commercial aviation’s energy efficiency or reduce the industry’s carbon emissions. The companies will jointly select and fund each research project.