General Electric to share avionics & jet engine technology with Chinese

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  1. prajapati

    prajapati Regular Member

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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Strange indeed but good news. We can learn a lot by collaborating with companies, such as, but not limited to, GE, Northorp-Grumman, SNECMA, Kuznetsov, TsAGI etc..

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    Just to clarify, good news, because GE is opening up to other countries. India next in line maybe?
     
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    its a civilian engine, and good for them . about time they added more jobs in the US :)
     
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    ^^ LOL, my thoughts exactly. This recession had contributed to a lot of compromises on US's part. Even achieving capability to build civilian jet engines will help in building up our civilian aviation sector. Right now, Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Sukhoi and to some lesser extent Cessna, Kodiak, Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yakovlev, BAE and few other European and American companies have the knowhow to build civilian aircraft. It'll be nice to see HAL or NAL entering this list.
     
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    New York Times: G.E. to share Boeing 787 tech with Chinese

    New York Times: G.E. to share Boeing 787 tech with Chinese

    G.E. plans this week to sign a joint-venture agreement under which it will share it most sophisticated airplane electronics, including some of technology from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, with state-owned Chinese company Avic, The New York Times reported Monday.

    The joint venture will supply the Chinese Comac C919, which is challenging Boeing and Airbus in the market for single-aisle jets with more than 100 seats. Analysts generally believe the C919 won't find many customers outside of China, but will provide a base on which to build the country's airliner industry.

    G.E. will contribute the same avionics system it supplies to the 787, The Times reported.

    My take is that businesses simply cannot resist the potential profits in China, even though they know that they are helping future competitors. To allay that concern, they say they'll just have to keep working to build something better.

    Kent L. Statler, an executive vice president for commercial aviation at Rockwell Collins, put it best in the story, saying: "I think you're naïve if you don't take into account that you could be standing up a future competitor. ... It comes down to who can innovate faster."

    Source: http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/236020.asp
     
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    Btw , this would mean what tens of aircraft developed by china using GE machine?
     
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    blooody americanssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
     
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    Possibly. US is known to keep those vital secrets to themselves. Also, as the report states, C919 is only for the domestic market. In any case, PRC knows how to copy and replicate.

    Hopefully, India will get some knowhow in the near future.

    Keep in mind, GE gave PRC some of their latest technology (diesel locomotives) to run trains on the Tibet Railway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qingzang_railway#Trains_and_tickets).
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Greed of yanks will be there downfall.
     
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    in fact, WS10 is based on the Yankee's civilian engine provided in 1980s.
     
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    hmm...some of you posters are like parrots when you see anything US. you know- if it was not the US, they would have got the french or some other western engines. Its for civilian airlines/ aircraft ( AIR CHINA). what do you expect, people to refrain from doing any non military trade with china and then bitch about the trade deficit? you kids better get accustomed to China being the No1 economic power and get ready for EU removing its technology embargo to china soon too.
     

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