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COMAC chooses CFM's engine for jumbo jet

Published: 17 Dec 2009 23:52:19 PST

Dec. 18, 2009 (China Knowledge) - Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd, the maker of the country's first home-grown jumbo jet, has chosen CFM International as engine supplier for the C919 model, the Le Figaro reported yesterday.

COMAC is likely to sign an agreement with CFM when French Prime Minister Francois Fillon visits China next Monday, according to the report.

Reportedly, COMAC has been in talks with Pratt & Whitney, Goodrich Corp and CFM after it began to seek the engine suppliers for its C919 model on Jul. 10.

CFM is a joint venture between General Electric and France's Safran.

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