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Engine maker CFM plans China cooperation

December 07, 2018 / Zhu Wenqian

Aero-engine manufacturer CFM International, which supplies the domestically manufactured C919 aircraft, said it is bullish on the Chinese market's growth potential and hopes to have more cooperation with Chinese suppliers. Currently, more than 20 percent of aircraft powered by CFM engines are in China, the company's second-largest market after the United States. The company's engines currently in service and new engine orders in China total a combined 8,500, CFM said. China is a strategic market for CFM. We have a big team in Shanghai and we work closely with COMAC (the C919 manufacturer) every day. We find problems and solve them together, and the cooperation goes smoothly," said Gael Meheust, president and CEO of CFM International, in Beijing.