Construction of China's jumbo jet engine base starts

13:09, January 13, 2010      

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On the morning of January 12, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China's Commercial Aircraft Engine Company, the main participant and general manufacturer of China's jumbo jet engine project, held a ceremony to mark the beginning of its research and development base construction in Shanghai's Minhang District. Construction of the base which will integrate many functions such as research, development, airworthiness, customer service, and international communication indicates the important progress that China has made in developing jumbo jet engines.

Reporters learned that the total land area for the base will reach 450 mu with the floor area standing at 300,000 square meters. It is expected to be completed in 2013 at a cost of 3.23 billion yuan.

By People's Daily Online
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