COMAC C919 mock-up at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai. Photo: Courtesy, COMAC. AVIC's Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. is accelerating the research and development of a domestically produced, second engine option for the 150-seat COMAC C919, according to GM Wang Zhilin. COMAC selected the CFM International LEAP-X1C to power the C919, which is set to enter service in 2016 (ATW Daily News, Jan. 13, 2010). COMAC said from the start that its deal ...

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