China expands aero-engine supply chains

23 May 2019

The Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has pointed to its expanding domestic supply chain as evidence of growing capability to source, build, and support aircraft powerplants in China.

The AECC said that during the past year it has increased outsourcing of component manufacturing in line with the government's intention to help expand local private-sector participation in manufacturing commercial and military aero-engines.

The AECC made the comments through the government's State Administration for Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND), following the corporation's supply-chain conference, which was held in Jiangsu province on 20-21 May.

"In the past year the outsourcing of components continued to grow, quality control processes were effectively introduced, performance evaluations continued to be strengthened, and communication channels between AECC and its suppliers were smoother and more efficient," said the AECC.

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