Goodrich Corporation and China’s Xi’an Aircraft International Corporation (XAIC) will form two joint venture companies to support landing gear and engine components manufacturing to capitalise on fast-growing Chinese aerospace market.

The new companies will attempt to compete for market share of the COMAC C919 single aisle Chinese commercial aircraft currently under development.

The 50-50 joint ventures will also manufacture various landing gear and nacelle components and subassemblies for other aircraft.

The two joint venture companies will be formed between XAIC and Goodrich Landing Gear and Goodrich Aerostructures.

Goodrich chairman, president and CEO Marshall Larsen said the company is committed to extending its footprint in China, the world’s fastest growing market for commercial aircraft.

“These joint ventures with XAIC, one of China’s leading aerospace companies, will enhance our competitiveness to pursue business on new Chinese commercial aircraft such as the C919,” Larsen said.