China will produce its own aircraft engines

In September 6, 2016


China wants to take a further step in its aviation industry. This was confirmed last month by Aero-Engine Corporation of China (AECC).
Chinese industry in its attempt to compete with models such as the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737, has already made the design and development of the C919.  This is the case but it will not see the light of day until the end of this decade and its engine will be manufactured abroad, as well as other essential components.
Therefore, in order to count on greater autonomy in the sector, the newly created state company will start with nearly 100,000 employees and a registered capital of 6,700 million euros, an amount coming from the investment of the State Government, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, the Beijing municipal government and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
Undoubtedly, this step involves aspects of strategic importance and involves a significant effort that will promote “independent research, development and manufacture of engines and gas turbines to transform China into a world power of the aviation industry,” as Chinese President Xi Jinping claimed.

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