Headquartered in Shanghai, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC) is a centrally managed core and backbone enterprise in the civil aircraft industry of China. It was formed with the approval of the State Council and jointly invested by the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Shanghai Guosheng (Group) Co Ltd, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Aluminum Corporation of China, China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited, and Sinochem Corporation.
COMAC is the main vehicle in implementing large passenger aircraft programs in China. It is also mandated with the overall planning of developing trunk liner and regional jet programs and realizing the industrialization of civil aircraft in China. COMAC is engaged in the research, manufacture and flight tests of civil aircraft and related products, as well as their marketing, servicing, leasing and operations. COMAC owns the following member organizations: the COMAC Design and Research Center (Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute), the COMAC Assembly Manufacturing Center (Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd), the COMAC Customer Service Center (Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co Ltd), the COMAC Beijing Research Center (Beijing Aeronautical Science & Technology Research Institute), the COMAC Flight Test Center, the COMAC Capability & Supporting Center (Shanghai Aviation Industrial (Group) Co Ltd), the COMAC Press Center, COMAC Sichuan Branch, COMAC American Corporation, COMAC Capital Co Ltd, and COMAC Finance Limited Liability Company (Prepare). The company also has offices in Beijing, Los Angeles and Paris, and has set up a Financial Services Center in Shanghai. COMAC is a shareholder of China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co Ltd, Chengdu Airlines Co Ltd and SPD Bank Financial Leasing Co Ltd.
Mission: To empower large China-made aircraft to fly in the blue sky
Large passenger aircraft embody a nation’s industrial and technological standing as well as its comprehensive power, and are praised as “a flower of modern industry” and “a pearl of modern manufacturing industry”. COMAC was established to realize the centuries-old dream of flying in the sky and the strategy of the nation, and bears the nation’s dream and people’s trust. Summoned and inspired by its mission, all COMAC personnel merge their life pursuits and goals into unremitting efforts to advance large passenger aircraft programs, tackle difficult problems, strive for success, and resolutely follow the road of civil aircraft development with Chinese characteristics. They seek technical progress to research, develop and commercially apply large passenger aircraft programs, eager to drive economic, science and technology development of China and raise the country’s aviation industry to a higher level.
Vision: To deliver safer, cost-effective, comfortable and environmentally-friendly civil aircraft
Modern large passenger aircraft have made flying a part of human civilization and have become the most efficient means of transportation. As a member of the big family of world civil aircraft, COMAC will work together with customers and cooperative partners to deliver safer, cost-effective, comfortable and environmentally-friendly civil aircraft and help more people benefit from the achievements of aviation science and technology. It will take us into a new era with higher safety and lower risk in flight; i.e. a new era of “harmonious coexistence of men and blue sky”, building a sustainable bridge for human friendship, civilization and progress.
Objectives: To build a large commercial aircraft program into a symbol of the new era of China’s reform and opening-up and to do its part to create an innovative and powerful manufacturing country.