ICBC Leasing signed a framework purchase agreement to buy another 55 Comac C919 narrowbodies, which increases the lessor’s commitment to the aircraft to 100. The deal was signed in Beijing on December 5.
Currently, ICBC Leasing is the largest customer of the Chinese manufacturer. It had signed first for 45 aircraft in 2011, and then also ordered 30 ARJ21 regional jets in 2015. Now, with the new order, the total number of commitments for the C919 is 785.
The C919 made its maiden flight on May 5, and expects certification around 2020.