China now has the separate engine company that was proposed more than two years ago, one that will be led by an official with unambiguous power and close ties to the military. The new group, Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC), has the challenge of overcoming the country’s chronic weakness in building dependable and efficient aeronautical gas-turbines. AECC has been separated from aeronautics conglomerate Avic, which will now concentrate on airframes, onboard systems and various ...


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