China to build indigenous jet engine by 2016

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    China to build indigenous jet engine by 2016

    Updated on Thursday, August 27, 2009, 12:50 IST Tags:China, Indigenous jet engine, AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine, 2016

    Shanghai: China's first indigenously built jet engine will debut in 2016, an official said on Wednesday.

    "China is expected to complete its first jumbo jet engine in 2016," said Zhang Jian, general manager of the Shanghai-based AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co Ltd.

    China also hopes to build 150-seat commercial aircraft to be introduced in the market by 2020.

    "We hope the home-made engine will fly together with the home-made large aircraft," he said.

    The company was set up in Shanghai in January to build jet engines. China has been making military aircraft engines in the past.

    According to Chinese experts, the indigenously built jet engines would break the monopoly of foreign suppliers like GE, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney Group. The engine industry would also stimulate growth of other related sectors in the country.


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