As a producer of aero engine and aviation equipment, Safran is heavily invested in China's aviation sector.
Paris-headquartered Safran is a world-leading aero engine and aviation equipment manufacturer.
"By partnering with other central SOEs, including Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd and Aero Engine Corp of China, Beijing-based CNBM has not only built a carbon fiber production base to supply materials to China's aviation and aerospace sectors, but also gained qualification to supply three major body parts for the country's CR929 wide-body large passenger aircraft," said Zhou Yuxian, the group's chairman.
The three-day event that ended on July 18 attracted key enterprises from home and abroad, including Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Aero Engine Corporation of China, Textron Aviation, Bell Helicopter and Pratt& Whitney.
GE Aviation, a unit of US multinational General Electric Co, said it has been given a license by the US government to supply aero engines for the C919, China's first domestically built narrow-body passenger jet.
China Southern Airlines, the largest airline by fleet size in Asia, announced on Wednesday it signed a letter of intent with British aero engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC to purchase engine total care service.
China and Russia plan to jointly develop the aero engine for the CR929, a widebody passenger aircraft that is being co-developed by the two countries, but this may require at least 10 years, said a Russian senior executive.
United Engine Corp of Russia and Aero Engine Corp of China will together develop the engine for the CR929 at a later stage.
Only a few engine makers, including US multinationals General Electric Co and Pratt& Whitney, and British aero engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc, can manufacture aero engines for longrange, twin-aisle passenger jets such as the CR929.
Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co. , Ltd. and French airplane parts company Figeac Aero have signed an official cooperation agreement to set up a joint venture.
Figeac Aero is a specialized provider of parts and sub-assembly components to important aviation parts and aircraft manufacturers.
A leading aluminum producer in East China's Shandong province started supplying aero plates to Boeing, becoming the first Chinese aluminum firm to the global aerospace giant.
Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co Ltd, the largest aluminum plate supplier in the Asia Pacific, delivered its first batch of aero plates to Boeing on Tuesday.
The delivery of the aero plates marked a breakthrough for the company in moving up the aluminum industrial value chain, amid the country's manufacturing upgrading drive, according to Liu Chunlei, its deputy general manager.
Chemezov said Rostec's large-scale cooperation with China has extended to various civil and dual-use areas, including IT, composite materials, airborne equipment, aero engines, and helicopter and aircraft manufacturing.
"Rostec's subsidiary United Engine Corporation together with the Aero Engine Corporation of China are developing the key components of the new aircraft engine," Chemezov said.
The engine for the C919 is on display at an aero exhibition in Beijing.
A three-day exhibition of international aero engines will conclude on Saturday at the Shanghai International Commercial Airshow 2023.
The engines on display at the event are full-size simulation models of the CJ1000A developed by Aero Engine Corp of China for powering China's first large passenger aircraft, the GE Aerospace's LEAP and the PD-14, a high-bypass turbofan engine independently developed by Russian United Engine Corp or UEC.
Domestic aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp of China and engine maker Aero Engine Corp of China have made a lot of investments in using environmentally friendly and energy-saving materials in aircraft and engine designs, he added.
The three-day event that ended on Sunday attracted key enterprises from home and abroad, including the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the Aero Engine Corporation of China, Textron Aviation, Bell Helicopter and Pratt & Whitney.
"We have cultivated an extensive network of suppliers across China that manufactures sophisticated aero engine components and parts.
"Rolls-Royce enjoys a big reputation for its aero engines and its other products are less known.
"Aero engine makers General Electric Aviation of the United States and Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc of the United Kingdom, among others, are in the bidding process, and we will announce the result at a later stage," Yang Yang, deputy general manager of marketing and sales at COMAC, said at the ongoing Aviation Expo China in Beijing on Wednesday.
ULAN BATOR - A new direct flight will be launched Wednesday evening between the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator and North China's Tianjin municipality, according to Aero Mongolia airline.
British industrial conglomerate Rolls-Royce broke ground on its Beijing Aero Engine Services Co Ltd (BAESL) in Beijing on Thursday — its 50/50 joint venture maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility established with Air China — as the company is bullish on the growing demand for after-services of jet engines in China.
When it reaches full capacity, the facility will employ 800 workers, mainly recruited and trained locally, to deliver MRO services on the Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Trent XWB-84 and Trent 1000 aero engines, which are mainly installed on widebody aircraft such as the Airbus A330 and A350.
We have cultivated an extensive network of suppliers across China that manufactures sophisticated aero engine components and parts," MacCormac said.
As the company makes aero engines for wide-body aircraft only, the stagnant international travel market has significantly reduced the engine flying hours of Rolls-Royce products.
Currently, China stands as the third-largest market for Rolls-Royce aero engines after the United States and the United Kingdom.
"We will continue to develop situations for flying vehicles in logistics, tourism, emergency transportation and disaster response, and will continue to take on the challenges of airborne business, including takeoff and landing sites, in cooperation with the public and private sectors," said Hiroshi Kirino, chairman of Okayama Kurashiki Mizushima Aero & Space Industry Cluster Study Group, a Japanese partner of EHang.