BEIJING—Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC) is in the early stages of development of a powerful turboprop engine for passenger or cargo aircraft in the 2030s. Work on the engine, the AEP500, is in the concept-design stage, company officials said. Equivalent power, which includes exhaust thrust, will be at least 5,000 kW (6,700 hp.), AECC said. A technology-demonstration campaign is also underway and due for completion in 2025, when full-scale development is supposed to begin, the ...

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