A China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) expert said the feasibility demonstration of the program includes the overall technology plan, types of aircraft, customer service and production scale.
The feasibility study is expected to take six months with nearly 200 researchers from AVIC I and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) involved.
China’s first large passenger aircraft company was officially inaugurated in Shanghai on May 11.
The new company, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (CACC), will be responsible for researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing the aircraft. It comes with the State Council’s blessing and the aim is to make China capable of building aircraft with a take-off weight of more than 100 tonnes, and aircraft with more than 150 seats.
This is a long term project because it is unlikely that CACC’s first large aircraft will start test flying before 2020. A dated but thorough view of the prospects can be found HERE.
Source: China View