The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) is planning increased automation as it sets up a second production line for its ARJ21 regional jet. A final goal is to achieve a moving production line like the one that Boeing uses in making the 737, a COMAC official told a conference in Shanghai. But a moving line looks far away, since the manufacturer still has work to do even in getting its first production line up to a planned rate of 15 aircraft per year. Beyond that, the company is ...

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