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CFM and ACAE sign MOU for LEAP-X1C assembly line In China

CFM International (CFM) and AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Company (ACAE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class final assembly line and engine test facility to support the LEAP-X1C engine selected to power the new COMAC C919 150-passenger aircraft scheduled to enter commercial service in 2016.

COMAC, which announced the LEAP-X1C engine as the sole western powerplant to launch the C919, forecasts a global market for more than 2,000 aircraft over 20 years.

ACAE and CFM have established a working team to evaluate the scope and feasibility of a LEAP-X1C final engine assembly and test facility in China. This same team will formulate the business plan and develop the legal structure and operating agreement for the proposed joint venture.

Press release issued by CFM International Inc. on December 21, 2009

 

 Contact details from our directory:
AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. Ltd. Testing Services, Engine Parts, Engineering Design Services
CFM International Inc. Turbofan Engines

 

 Related aircraft programs:
COMAC C919

 

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Test Services
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