Chinese aero-engine manufacturer shows high-end models at expo

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Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), the country's leading state-owned aircraft engine manufacturer, will show its high-end products at the upcoming Aviation Expo China 2017.

The company will exhibit its major achievements in promoting integrated military and civilian development at the expo, which will be held in Beijing from Sept. 19 to 22, according to the AECC.

It will exhibit one aircraft engine, two gas turbines, as well as two patented technologies of graphene material and high precision aluminum alloy.

The WZ16, a model of turboshaft engine, jointly developed by the AECC and French aviation giant of Safran, will also be displayed.

The WZ16 can be fitted to a seven-to-eight tonne helicopter, or 13-tonne triple-engine helicopter. On Dec. 20 last year, it completed a successful maiden flight on the AC352, China's first seven-tonne multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter.

Meanwhile, the AECC will exhibit its QD70 gas turbine and 100KW small-sized gas turbine, which can operate on a variety of fuels for multiple uses.

Aircraft and turbo engines are a representative industry for China's industrial development.

The state-owned AECC was set up on Aug. 28, 2016, with a target of accelerating independent research, development and manufacturing of aircraft engines and gas turbines.

Founded in 1984, China Aviation Expo was China's first professional aviation expo. This year it has attracted more than 300 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions.

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