"Comac looks set to announce 50 firm C919 orders for Joy Air, Hebei, Gecas plus an MOU with company using the Eastern brand."
They also tweeted a pic from the venue where the order ceremony is to be held:
I'll be the first to admit I know next to nothing of Eastern and their history... and who currently owns the brand. Will we see the rebirth of Eastern in the US - using C919s??
edit to add: flightglobal tweeting Eastern's MOU involves cooperation on development and Eastern will "formally consider the C919 for its future fleet".
[Edited 2012-11-12 18:14:57]