HENGSHEN and COMAC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)for the development ofspecialised components for the C919 aircraft composite tail optimisation project

HENGSHEN and COMAC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)for the development ofspecialised components for the C919 aircraft composite tail optimisation project

On 30thDecember 2019, at the headquarters of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC), Jiangsu HENGSHEN Co., Ltd (HENGSHEN) and COMAC Composite Center signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of specialised components for the C919 aircraft composite tail optimisation project. Company representation signatures of Mr. Qian Simon, Chairman of the HENGSHEN company and Mr. Zhou Liangdao, Deputy Chief Designer of COMAC C919 aircraft formalised the document. Also attending the signing ceremony were Mr. Zhou Xinmin, Vice President of COMAC, Mr. Xu Xiaofei, Director of COMAC Purchasing and Supply Department, Mr. Xiao Huijiang, Director of COMAC Composite Center and other COMAC leaders.

COMAC has initiated the design, development, production and selection of specialised suppliers for the composite tail optimisation project of the C919 aircraft. The signing of this MOU is COMAC’s recognition of HENGSHEN as a company capable of developing and manufacturing aircraft composite components. It also marks the official participation of the HENGSHEN company in the design, development and production of specialised components for C919 aircraft composite tail optimisation project and the provision of relevant customer services. The two companies commit to share resources and information through technical exchanges and project cooperation to jointly promote the C919 aircraft tail optimisation project to achieve the project objectives.

Mr. Qian Simon expressed that the HENGSHEN company will cooperate extensively with COMAC. HENGSHEN will support the necessary technical requirements of the project by supplying professional experienced personnel to improve the design and manufacturing of specialised components for the C919 aircraft. Additionally, the HENGSHEN company will assist to develop the airworthiness quality system ensuring the company becomes a specialised composite component supplier for the C919 aircraft.

C919 aircraft is a large civil jet aircraft independently developed by China in accordance with international civil aviation regulations and owns independent intellectual property right. The C919 aircraft has a layout of 158 to 168 seats, and a range of 4,075 to 5,555 kilometres. So far, the project demonstration, feasibility study and pre-development have been completed, the program enters the engineering development phase. The first aircraft rolled out on November 2nd2015. On May 5th 2017, C919 made the its first test flight. A total of 815 orders have been obtained from 28 customers.

Lou Qinjian visits HS

Lou Qinjian visits HS

Lou Qinjian, the secretary of provincial party committee, visits HS. In the photo, Qian Jing (president of HS, first from the left) accompanies Lou Qinjian (second from the right) and Fan Jinlong (first from the right), showing them around HS.