By: Wei Shu and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), the No. 1
aircraft maker in Taiwan, has signed a cooperation contract, valid from 2016 through 2020, with U.S.-based General Electric Co. to manufacture spare parts for GE’s fuel-efficient LEAP aircraft engines, a spokesman for AIDC said on Thursday.
The two companies have also inked a contract, valid from 2017 through 2022, to manufacture the new LEAP engines and spare parts for the GE LM9000 aero-derivative industrial gas turbine.
The LEAP engine is produced by CFM International, the world’s leading supplier of jet engines for commercial airplanes and a 50-50 joint venture company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines (formerly known as Snecma) of France.2 [FULL STORY]