Monday, September 11, 2017

In Threat to Boeing, Chinese Jumbo Jet Will Use Chinese Engines: C919 jumbo jet expected to be powered by homemade engine

The concern that China will successfully build its own commercial jets and threaten the revenue of Boeing Co. and Airbus took a step forward today. And the Chinese threat moved to General Electric Co. and Rolls Royce, which make large jet engines. Chinese businesses will build engines for the new C-919 jumbo jet.

According to the People’s Daily:


China’s domestically developed jumbo jet C919 is expected to be equipped with homemade engines that feature light metal material, a Chinese expert said on Saturday.


Domestically made Changjiang-1000 engine (CJ-1000) that may be used to power the C919 is under development and will replace imported foreign engines in future on the jet, according to Cao Chunxiao, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a researcher with Aero Engine Corporation of China Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, said on Saturday.


The fact that the plane will fly at all could undermine Boeing and Airbus sales in what almost certainly will become the world’s largest market for commercial jets. Sales of the Airbus A380, the largest plane it makes, have already been very slow. The plane holds as many as 575 people. Boeing’s primary competitor in the large commercial plane business is the 777. The most expensive A380 costs $427 million, at list price. The most expensive 777 costs $400 million. Most airlines pay less than list price when they order large numbers of jets.


China is expected to account for 18% of the commercial aircraft market in 2036, up from 14% in 2016, according to Boeing’s “Current Market Outlook: 2017 to 2036.” China may be able to sell a new commercial airplane in other areas in Asia. Southeast Asia is expected to account for 9% of the global aircraft market in 2036.


Aerospace products are among America’s largest exports. That includes both commercial aircraft and aircraft parts and engines. That makes the success of a Chinese commercial jet and engine a real threat to one of the largest industries in the United States.


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C919 jumbo jet expected to be powered by homemade engine: expert


China's domestically developed jumbo jet C919 is expected to be equipped with homemade engines that feature light metal material, a Chinese expert said on Saturday.


Domestically made Changjiang-1000 engine (CJ-1000) that may be used to power the C919 is under development and will replace imported foreign engines in future on the jet, according to Cao Chunxiao, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a researcher with Aero Engine Corporation of China Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, said on Saturday.


Nearly 23 percent of the CJ-1000 engine will probably be titanium alloy, which has higher density than iron and will help reduce the weight of the jet, Cao said during the 2017 China's Top 500 Enterprises Summit Forum on Saturday in Jiangxi, thepaper.cn reported.


The C919 made a successful maiden flight on May 5 this year. It was powered by LEAP-1C engine developed by CFM International, a 50-50 joint venture between France's Safran Aircraft Engines and GE of the US.


"It's quite competitive to have 23 percent titanium alloy on the CJ-1000. The mainstream civil engines in the world contain similar quantity of light materials," Wang Yanan, chief editor of the Aerospace Knowledge magazine, told the Global Times on Sunday.


The homemade engine is expected to make breakthroughs in its main parts - turbine, fan and blades, Wang added.


"The first CJ-1000 engine is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and a series of intensive tests are planned when it is mounted on an airplane," Feng Jinzhang, general manager at AECC Commercial Aircraft Engines Co, said at a forum on August 26.


"The CJ-1000 is not just a homemade product. If the CJ -1000 engine is tested successfully and is able to power aircraft, it will mark the evolution of China's aerospace industry from manufacturing mature military products to delivering civil products," Wang said.


"China owns very competitive aircraft engine manufacturing technology but it is mainly used in military," he explained.


Feng said that the C919 with homemade CJ-1000A engine will finish its assembly within this year, and the wide-body passenger jet C929 with the engine CJ-2000 is undergoing testing.


The market of engines for commercial aircraft is promising, which Feng estimated in the next two decades to hit 80,000 worldwide, with the market value reaching $1 trillion.


The CJ-1000 is designed for C919, but is expected to power either Boeing 737 or Airbus 320 or a similar newly built aircraft in the world market by 2025, Wang said.


The engines, as one of high-end products in aviation industry, will then become a pioneer of China's overall manufacturing industry, he added. 


Original article ➤ http://en.people.cn

2 comments:

Jim B said...


A "deal" with mainland China is a "deal" with the devil.

Anonymous said...


"Homemade engine"...when you get down to the bottom line all engines are "homemade".
China is making leaps and bound in manufacturing technology. Boeing didn't really think they were going to keep the airliner market cornered forever did they?