The Russian and Chinese national aero-engine companies have an unusual way of going about a joint venture: Each continues to promote an independent product that a cooperatively developed turbofan is supposed to have superseded. The joint effort to develop an engine for the Craic CR929 widebody airliner was announced in November at Airshow China in Zhuhai. Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC) nonetheless exhibited its own engine there. The state company mentioned it again at a conference four ...


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