China has established the Aero Engine Corporation to manufacture aircraft engines and gas turbines to eliminate China’s heavy dependence on Russian engines in the manufacture of fighter jets.
Fast tracking local research into and manufacture of aircraft engines and gas turbines would be a huge boost to his country’s aviation industry and the Chinese military in particular.
Though China has made rapid progress in science and technology its aircraft engines manufacturing sector still lags behind the leader, United States of America.
Sophisticated engines installed in the best combat planes can be produced only by the United Nations Security Council members.
The launch comes close on the heels of China expressing an interest in selling its J-17s at relatively attractive terms to the Srilankan government.