The integrated propulsion system for China’s C919 single-aisle airliner will represent “a new frontier for the industry,” said Ron Klapproth, program manager for the CFM International Leap-X1C engine that will power the aircraft. CFMI, jointly owned by GE and Snecma, will provide the engine and nacelle — everything below the pylon — and will design both together from the outset. A key partner will be Nexcelle, a joint venture of GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems, and Aircelle, owned ...


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