AVIC's Chengdu subsidiary gets contract to produce Boeing 787-10 rudders

2015-09-16 15:35

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Chengdu Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has been given a contract by Boeing to produce rudders for Boeing 787-10 aircrafts, reported Xinhua-run Wednesday.

The company, located in southwest China's Chengdu, has been a supplier of composite materials-made rudders for Boeing 787 aircrafts since 2008.

It also provides rudders and front boarding gates for Boeing 737, ailerons, spoilers and even tail components for Boeing 747 airplanes.

Besides, Boeing estimated that 6,330 airplanes would be needed in China in the following 20 years, including 1,510 wide-body aircrafts in particular the mid- and small-sized wide-body aircrafts such as Boeing 777-300ER, 777X and 787 airplanes.

Currently, over half of the commercial jetliners used in China are produced by Boeing but more than 8,000 in-operation Boeing aircrafts are equipped with components and parts made in China.

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