Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), manufacturer of the all-new single-aisle commercial airplane, the C919, says that it has added Victrex's (West Conshohocken, Pa., USA) PEEK polymer solutions, to COMAC’s qualified product list (QPL) for use on its next-generation aircraft.
Victrex was chosen by COMAC to collaborate on identifying PEEK solutions that can help in the production of a safe, easily-assembled, and fuel-efficient aircraft. “We have been working with COMAC for almost two years now and are extremely excited to announce this significant achievement,” says Harald Hedderich, aerospace strategic marketing manager at Victrex. “With our products already listed, we can continue to work closely together on expanding qualifications of our materials as COMAC understands the value that the Victrex team and product portfolio brings to the table.”
Given the strong growth of the aerospace industry, the ability to offer a stable and long-term supply of products is extremely important. “Victrex has proactively invested in our customers’ futures by making sure that we can guarantee the supply of our innovative material solutions in a timely fashion,” says Hedderich. “An additional 70 percent of production capacity is coming online in 2015 as we see the long-term demand for our products increasing alongside the continued growth of the aerospace industry as well as the strong growth drivers across the other major markets we serve.”