China Commercial Aircraft Company (COMAC) and Hainan Airlines Group (HNA Group) signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, regarding cooperation in aircraft procurement and operation, and aviation maintenance, as well as to jointly promote the Chinese-made civil aircraft.
Under the agreement, HNA Group plans to gradually introduce 100 new ARJ21s and 200 C919s. The two sides will work together in building the country's regional aviation network.
HNA Group will deploy the aircraft with subsidiary Africa World Airways in Ghana and as well as other subsidiary airlines.
Meanwhile, both sides will explore cooperation in aircraft maintenance, material support, special research industry personnel training, and aircraft leasing, with plans to build a domestic aircraft service support system.
Further cooperation towards a more extensive and in-depth field is planned.