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Foundation Laid for Chinese Large Aircraft Growth Facility

On January 12, construction begam om Minhang, Shanghai, for a Chinese Large Aircraft Development Facility. Project completion is earmarked for 2013. The building will have 300,000 square meters, and the cost will amount to RMB 3.23 billion.  

The primary mission for this center is research and development for the production of a 150-seat passenger aircraft C919 engine. It is projected that engines for 250-seat level aircraft will also be built in the future at that facility. It was reported that China is the third country, after the U.S. and France, that has the know-how and expertise to assemble world class aircraft engines.

Source: Xinhua, January 12, 2010