IHI Corp. will offer an independently developed regional jet turbofan in the next decade, according to plans that envisage Japan following China in trying to break into the civil aero-engine market. After decades of developing expertise in major components of U.S. and British engines, the Japanese manufacturer is pushing to get into the front rank of an industry that has always been dominated by Western companies. But fuel prices will force redesign of the IHI turbofan that carries ...

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