C929 is "absolutely possible" to change market balance in Chinese aircraft market: Aeroflot deputy CEO

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-21 06:40:23|Editor: yan
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PARIS, June 20 (Xinhua) -- The wide-body passenger jet C929, to be jointly developed by China and Russia, is "absolutely possible" to change the market balance in the Chinese aircraft market, said the Russian Airlines Aeroflot's Deputy CEO Giorgio Callegari Tuesday in Paris.

In an interview with Xinhua during the 52nd International Paris Air Show, he said that the project C929 can combine the expertise from Russia and the efficiency of Chinese manufacturers in the aircraft industry, but the change possibly made by C929 is "a long term vision", considering the complexity of aircraft production.

According to him, C929 would be brought into consideration by airline operators if this jet can satisfy the key factors as punctual delivery, competitive products and complete service to support products.

In May this year, the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has announced that it has set up with its Russian partner United Aircraft Corp (UAC), a joint venture to build C929, 280-seat jets with a range of 12,000 kilometers, in the latest attempt to break into the lucrative market long dominated by aircraft giants, Boeing and Airbus.

The Paris Air Show kicked off on Monday and will end on June 25.