(Yicai Global) May 11 -- Chinese aviation manufacturer AVIC Aircraft Co. [SHE:000768] has become a fuselage and outer wing supplier for China's domestically-made large aircraft C919, Wu Shuiyan, deputy manager of the securities and capital management department, said at an investors' activity hosted by media.
The program for AVIC Aircraft's independently developed MA700 has been launched, and its assembly will be completed by AVIC Aircraft subsidiary AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., said Wang Pingxin, the manager of Wu's department.
Research and development for MA700 began in December 2013. The plane is expected to take a maiden flight this year, then obtain airworthiness certification and be delivered to users in 2019. Some 11 clients in China and other countries have placed orders for 185 of them.