U.S. weighs blocking GE engine sales for China’s new airplane, sources say GlobeBusiness
For years, the United States has supported American companies’ business with China’s budding civil aviation industry. The government has provided licences that allow those companies to sell engines, flight control systems and other components for China’s first large commercial aircraft, the COMAC C919. The narrow-body jet has already engaged in test flights and is expected to go into service next year. COMAC is an acronym for Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. But the Trump administration is weighing whether to deny GE’s latest licence request to provide the CFM LEAP-1C engine for the C919, people familiar with the matter said, although GE has received licences for the LEAP engines since 2014 and was most recently granted one in March, 2019. The CFM LEAP engine is a joint venture between GE and France’s Safran Aircraft Engines. The proposal to halt the deliveries of the engines was also reported on Saturday by the Wall Street Journal. Safran did not immediately respond to a request for comment and French government officials could not be reached for comment. Aside from aircraft engines, flight control systems are up for discussion at the February meetings. Honeywell International has received licences to export flight control systems to COMAC for the C919 for about a decade, and one was approved in early 2020, according to a person familiar with the matter. Story continues below advertisement But future permission for such sales for COMAC’s passenger aircrafts may be up for debate. Honeywell also has been seeking a licence for flight control technology to participate in the development of the C929, China’s planned wide-body jet venture with Russia, the person said. The flight control system operates moving mechanical parts, such as the wing flaps, from the cockpit. A spokeswoman for Honeywell declined to comment. An aerospace trade group official said his organization would like to weigh in on any policy shifts. “If there are any changes, we would hope they would engage with us, as they’ve done before,” said Remy Nathan, vice-president for international affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association. At the heart of the debate over a possible crackdown on the sale of U.S. parts to China’s nascent aircraft industry is whether such shipments would fuel the rise of a serious competitor to U.S.-based Boeing Co. or boost China’s military capabilities. Story continues below advertisement People familiar with the matter said some administration officials are concerned the Chinese could reverse engineer some items, although others say an abundance of LEAP engines in China has not brought that about to date. If the United States were to move ahead with the measure, one person familiar with the matter said, China could retaliate by ordering more planes from Airbus SE, rather than crisis-hit Boeing, which relies on China for a quarter its deliveries. The Trump administration’s meetings about technology issues also are set to include a discussion of whether to impose further restrictions on suppliers to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, which is on a U.S. trade blacklist. Related topics Read more: The Globe and Mail
globebusiness Overreach. globebusiness This dark ages attitude of power politics goes against everything Western culture fought so hard for so long for through rising tides that lifted many boats. Similar to driving Bombardier out of business only to have an excellent plane revived by Airbus with GE engines. ........
globebusiness so it should, let there be no doubt the JACOBIN black nobility with their airbus shite supports the COMMIES
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