China Eastern Airlines is expected to become the launch customer of the Chinese-produced 150-seat C919, according to a cooperation framework agreement signed at the Zhuhai Air Show Nov. 1. The Shanghai-based carrier signed a letter of intent with COMAC for 20 C919s in 2010. According to China Eastern, the company will start formal negotiations with COMAC for a firm order within one year after the C919 completes its inaugural flight, which is scheduled by year-end or early 2017. In ...

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