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Boeing (Zhoushan) Completion Center Limited Company signing and signage unveiling ceremony held

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2017-09-26   Source:News Center of COMAC
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Site of signing ceremony.

 

The signing and signage unveiling ceremony of Boeing (Zhoushan) Completion Center Limited Company and Boeing-COMAC Joint Project Center, the joint venture of The Boeing Company and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC), was held in Zhoushan on September 26th, 2017. Officers of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Zhejiang provincial government, Zhoushan municipal government, Boeing and COMAC attended the signing ceremony and unveiled the signage for friendly cooperation.

Mr. Lin Nianxiu, Deputy Director of NDRC, emphasized that the cooperative parties should base on present, have their eyes on the future, carry out construction and operation in accordance with the highest standard, unceasingly enhance international competitiveness, and make efforts to build the joint venture into a globally influential aviation manufacturing enterprise and build Zhoushan into an important aviation manufacturing base in the world.

Mr. Feng Fei, Member of Standing Committee of CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee and Executive Vice Governor of Zhejiang Province, expressed that the project would be a complete success. It would also be an example and model for the cooperation between China and the United States in civil aviation industry and open a new chapter of deeper and broader areas of cooperation between China and the United States in the future.

Mr. He Dongfeng, Chairman of COMAC, pointed out that the unveiling is the beginning of the new task and the starting point of the new goal. "When we face the future, we are confident. We have confidence in the leadership of NDRC, in the support of Zhejiang provincial government, in the resolute promotion of Zhoushan municipal government, and also in our excellent partner Boeing. Of course, I have confidence in our COMAC colleagues too." he said.

Mr. Marc Allen, President of Boeing International, expressed that the project would enable faster delivery of 737 MAX in China and support the production of aircraft of that type. The signing and signage unveiling ceremony of the joint venture which has been the first overseas factory of Boeing opened a new chapter of cooperation.

The joint venture is mainly engaged in interiors installation, painting, servicing, maintenance and delivery supporting of Boeing 737 MAX and associated services related to the above business. The 737 MAX delivered from here will be used to meet the operational requirements of civil aviation in China in order to better serve customers and bring products closer to users. At the same time, the development of this project will help to broaden the channels of international cooperation and exchanges of Chinese civil aircraft, enhance the international strategic partnership, optimize the development environment of China's civil aircraft industry, and improve industrial capacity building.

Boeing (Zhoushan) Completion Center Limited Company is located in aerospace industry garden of Zhujiajian Island in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province. The joint venture is the first overseas aircraft completion center set up by Boeing and also the strategic cooperation and investment decision made by COMAC and Boeing.

The aircraft delivery capacity of the center is expected to reach 100 a year. The project focuses on the 737 MAX family including 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8, 737 MAX 9 and 737 MAX 10. 737 MAX will have new CFM International LEAP-1B engines, "advanced" winglets and other improvements. The Boeing 737 MAX has obtained about 4000 orders and promised orders so far.

At present, the work such as project approval, factory building construction, airworthiness certification, flight test airspace (verification and demonstration flight test), operation guarantee and demonstration flight has been developed comprehensively. The first phase of factory buildings and supporting facilities are expected to be completed and ready for production in May 2018, and the first "Zhoushan made" 737 MAX will be delivered to domestic airline customer by the end of 2018.

 

Mr. Lin Nianxiu made a speech on September 26th, 2017.

 

Mr. Feng Fei made a speech on September 26th, 2017.

 

Mr. He Dongfeng made a speech on September 26th, 2017.

 

Mr. Marc Allen made a speech on September 26th, 2017.

 

Mr. Yu Donglai made a speech on September 26th, 2017.

 

A photo of the general layout sand table.

 

Boeing (Zhoushan) Completion Center Limited Company signage unveiling ceremony was held on September 26th, 2017.

 

Boeing-COMAC Joint Project Center signage unveiling ceremony was held on September 26th, 2017.

 

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