China took another step in its effort to manufacture a large commercial passenger aircraft with AVIC's launch of its commercial engine company in Shanghai on Jan. 18. AVIC President Lin Zuoming said the new venture is expected to be responsible for producing engines for a domestically produced150-seat commercial aircraft dubbed the "trunk liner" (ATWOnline, Nov. 5, 2008). The company has registered capital of CNY6 billion ($876.5 million), with AVIC holding 40% and Shanghai Electric Group ...

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