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Indigenous engine for C919 to have design finalised by end of year

1-Jul-2011 1:53 PM

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced it expects the design for the indigenous engine for the C919 to be finished by the end of 2011 (China Daily, 30-Jun-2011). AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine reportedly plans to have the engine operational by 2016, with certification to follow around 2018-2020. Initial trials of prototype components for the engine have already been conducted. At the Paris Air Show, CFM International and COMAC signed a agreement setting the LEAP-X engine as the sole Western powerplant for the C919