US Reapproves Licence for GE/Safran Leap Engine Sales To China
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April 10, 2020 - by Alfred Chua for flightglobal.com
The US government has reapproved GE Aviation's application to supply engines for Comac's C919 narrowbody programme, months after it mulled blocking engine sales.
The enginemaker states the licence to supply CFM International Leap-1C engines will last for a term of four years. It did not indicate when the application was approved.
"We are pleased that the [US] administration has come to this decision, and look to continue to serve our customers in China and beyond," the company adds.
CFM is a joint venture between GE and France's Safran. In mid-February, media reports emerged that the US government was considering blocking the sale of the Leap-1C engine to China, with...
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