China to build a world class aircraft engine

China to build a world class aircraft engine

China to build a world class aircraft engine

Written by Keshala Dias

21 Sep, 2016 | 6:40 pm

After China’s long struggle, China has now set up a new state owned company named the Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC). According to the Chinese state media, the company has 50 billion yuan which is 7.5 billion dollars as capital and is responsible for the research development and manufacturing of aircraft engines and gas turbines.

The new firm wants to become a global aviation player. Its establishment has been hailed a “strategic move” by President Xi Jinping, according to written remarks published by state media, and that it will help China’s military to reduce its dependence on foreign made engines.

China has longed to build its own jet engines and to boost its capabilities as the country seeks to increase its military power.

Some of China’s new aircraft cabin’s features will be; Thinner economy class seats with 19 inches width as it helps travellers to travel more comfortably, first class seats will be staggered for more leg room, a more spacious and stylish bathroom, bigger luggage bins, high definition screens, bigger windows for better view and windows has no plastic shade rather a button to turn it black.

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