Posted on: 14 April 2010
Moog and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the development of the high lift system for the C919, COMAC’s new narrowbody commercial transport.
The LoI is a framework agreement to begin the joint development phase of the system in parallel by defining contract terms for the production programme. The high lift system includes all flap and slat actuation, pilot interfaces, electronic controls, power drive units, wing tip brakes, gearboxes and miscellaneous components.
COMAC has forecasted a global market for more than 2,000 C919 aircraft over the 20 years following entry into service, planned for 2016.
Warren Johnson, president of Moog’s Aircraft Group, commented, "China is the world’s fastest growing aviation market and the C919 represents a key opportunity for Moog to participate in this growth. We are very proud of our selection by COMAC and of our position as a key system supplier on this prestigious programme."
Moog has separately entered into a co-operation agreement with Qing’an Group, an industrial partner and subsidiary of the Aviation Industries of China (AVIC), who will participate with Moog on this project.