Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China chose CFM International's LEAP-X1C to power the 150-seat C919, the country's large commercial aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2016. This fall, the GE/Snecma joint venture said a baseline LEAP-X could be ready for certification in 2016, with a possible service entry in 2018 (ATW, November 2009). COMAC's deal with CFM is not exclusive and it eventually intends to add a domestically produced powerplant. It signed the agreement with CFM Monday during ...

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