AIDC wins GE order for jet engine parts

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/27
By: Wei Shu and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), the No. 1

Photo courtesy of Aerospace Industrial Development Corp.

Photo courtesy of Aerospace Industrial Development Corp.

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]

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