Cytec signs composites supply agreement for COMAC C919 aircraft

The C919.
The C919.

The contract with Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co Ltd (SAMC), a subsidiary of COMAC, is for a 10-year term and majority of its composite material requirements.

SAMC will use Cytec’s materials to build both primary and secondary composite structures for the C919.

Cytec’s structural adhesives, primers and surfacing films will also be used.

As part of the agreement, Cytec’s authorised distributor in China, Argosy International Inc, will provide sales and logistics support for material procurement.

This agreement is further evidence of Cytec’s growing position as a supplier of structural composites and adhesives to the global commercial aerospace market.

Shane Fleming, President and CEO, Cytec Industries Inc

The single aisle C919 commercial airliner is designed to meet growing air transportation demand in the region and COMAC intends to certify the aircraft to Western standards for export sales. To date, COMAC has 235 orders for the C919. The aircraft is currently in design validation.