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Evonik and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Codevelop First Chinese Airliner

5:55 AM MDT | March 28, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Evonik says it has agreed to collaborate with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) in the planning and designing of C919, the first Chinese medium-range aircraft. Evonik's contribution to the aircraft are customized lightweight-construction parts using a composite material based on polymethacrylimide (PMI), the company says. These composites will be used for the pressure bulkhead at the rear section of the aircraft, the tail unit, and the wing structure, the company says. The C919 airliner will be lighter by several...

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