Hamilton Sustrand, AVIC To Develop Electric Systems For The
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation and AVIC Electromechanical
Systems Company Limited have signed a joint venture framework
contract to co-develop and manufacture the electric power system
for the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China's (COMAC) new C919
C919 Artist's Illustration
The agreement between AVIC EM and Hamilton Sundstrand is
intended to result in formation of a new entity to develop and
manufacture the C919's electrical power system, including
generation and distribution, and will serve as a tier one supplier
to COMAC on that program.
"We are very pleased to establish this new electric systems
joint venture," said Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain Bellemare.
"This venture will further strengthen our relationship with AVIC EM
as a critical partner, as we work with COMAC to bring the C919 to
AVIC EM designs and produces a wide range of aerospace airborne
systems and products for both the Chinese and international
"Through this cooperation, we will localize the development of
the C919 electric system and provide an integrated design,
manufacture, and aftermarket service," said AVIC Vice President Mr.
Zhang Xinguo. "We look forward to establishing the joint
venture company, which will be a great foundation for the continued
growth of Hamilton Sundstrand in China. Based on mutual
cooperation, we see this venture as a win-win situation that will
help make the C919 a great success."
Hamilton Sundstrand began its presence in the Chinese aviation
market in 1985 with the development of the Y7-200A aircraft. Today,
Hamilton Sundstrand is a key systems supplier on COMAC's 90-seat
ARJ21 regional jet, supplying the APS2600 Auxiliary Power Unit, the
ram air turbine, the high-lift actuation system, which includes
flap and slat actuators, drive train, power drive units and
controllers, fire protection systems, and the electrical power
generation, primary distribution and emergency power system.
Earlier this year COMAC selected Hamilton Sundstrand for the
150-seat class C919's electric system, pilot controls and fire and
overheat protection system. The combined value of these awards is
estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion in revenue over the