BEIJING—China’s state aero-engine company has built the first test turbofan for its CJ-1000, which is being developed to power the Comac C919 narrowbody aircraft.  The test unit, designated CJ-1000AX, is evidently a technology demonstrator that first was supposed to run in 2015 and then 2016. If earlier expectations about the duration of testing hold, the CJ-1000AX should be achieving targeted performance characteristics next year. The manufacturer, Aero Engine Corp. of ...

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