BEIJING—Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC) aims at achieving certification for its engine for the COMAC C919 narrowbody airliner in 2027, said an industry source close to the company. Further slippage in development of the engine, the CJ-1000, is probable, said that source, echoing a widely held view that AECC is likely to repeatedly hit unexpected obstacles. Another industry source familiar with the group estimates the engine will go into service in 2030s. When the program was ...

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