(Shanghai, April 17, 2018) – ALOFT AeroArchitects (www.ALOFTaeroarchitects.com) announced the award of a sole source contract with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (“COMAC”, www.comac.cc) to exclusively supply Auxiliary Fuel Systems kits for the ARJ21 family of aircraft. The kits will be installed in business jet configured aircraft which will be delivered to an undisclosed regional customer of COMAC. Draco Aerosystems, through its affiliated company, Sine Draco (www.sinedraco.com), will be providing installation and aftermarket support to ALOFT and COMAC.
“We are excited to start the work together on the first project of what we expect to be a long-term relationship with our partners at COMAC,” commented ALOFT President & CEO, Robert Sundin. “Both parties have work together to outline the specifics of a relationship which we rely on one another’s high level of core competency. ALOFT has a strong reputation its expertise in providing stand-alone auxiliary fuel systems for high production aircraft to increase the capability of the airframe’s range for niche operations such as VIP and special mission. COMAC valued this expertise and the overall risk avoidance by using the industry’s biggest name in the field.”
COMAC is a centrally managed core enterprise in civil aircraft industry of China headquarter in Shanghai. COMAC functions as the main vehicle in implementing large passenger aircraft programs in China and is developing ARJ21 family of aircraft, C919 and CR929. COMAC subsidiaries include: COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute, COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd., COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd., COMAC Beijing Aeronautical Science & Technology Research Institute, COMAC Flight Test Center, COMAC Shanghai Aviation Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd., COMAC Press Center, COMAC Sichuan Branch, COMAC American Corporation, COMAC Capital Co., Ltd., and COMAC Finance Limited Liability Company.
ALOFT’s campus is located at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, Delaware and includes its FAA Part 145 Repair Station, STC & PMA ODA/Engineering Services and Hollingsead International avionics components. ALOFT is a Boeing authorized BBJ Service Center focused on accommodating aircraft for interior completions, maintenance, modifications and auxiliary fuel tank installations. ALOFT’s manufacturing team, and its ODA and Engineering Services are also available to support design and certification requirements for project work on behalf of our global customers.
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