Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and CFM International announced the new LEAP-X1C engine has been selected as the sole western powerplant to launch the new C919 narrobody aircraft scheduled to enter commercial service in 2016. COMAC forecasts a global market for more than 2,000 C919 aircraft over 20 years. COMAC has opted for a complete Integrated Propulsion System (IPS) for the C919. CFM will provide the engine in partnership with Nexcelle, which will provide the nacelle and thrust reverser to deliver a complete IPS engine solution to COMAC. Nexcelle is a 50:50 JV between GE's Middle River Aircraft Systems and SAFRAN Group's Aircelle. [more - CFM] [more - GE] [more - Nexcelle]
COMAC selects CFM LEAP-X engines to power C919
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