- What engines AECC has in production as of right now
- When and where these engines will be showcased
When it comes to aircraft Engines, there are a few names that come to our minds such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and General Electric. But there is a new kid on the block, and this time, it’s from China. Debuting for the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), the engine will be showcased during the upcoming 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, in Zhuhai, Guangdong province on November 2016. Two subsidiary companies owned by the state, Commercial Aircraft Corp of China and Aviation Industrial Corporation of China will come together to form the conglomerate Aero Engine Corporation of China, with an investment of around $7.5 Billion (50 Billion yuan) and with a work-force of 100,000 employees to research, design, manufacture and test aircraft engines for both military and commercial aircraft. The company will be headquartered in the capital city of Beijing, and will have investments from the city government and the state council.
Currently, Aero Engine Corporation of China has turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft, turbojet, piston engines, gas turbines in production for aircraft, military jets and commercial airliners that are manufactured at its major affiliate companies. Statements made by China’s President Xi Jinping, imply that the newly founded company will be a strategic step towards making China an aviation superpower and bring their military up to modern standards. President of the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment, Liu Tingy has said that their aim should be to make independent innovations after conducting fundamental research. This will allow them to make a breakthrough in aerospace technology and produce advanced aircraft engines. This endeavour by Aero Engine Corporation of China will help develop a self-sufficient aerospace sector for the nation and meet the technological requirements of aircraft both in domestic commercial aviation and military.