China Makes 90% Engines for Its Major Warplanes: Air Force InsiderPosted: September 11, 2016
On September 4, super pilot Senior Colonel Wu Guohui, a professor on air force equipment at National Defense University, told Beijing Times in an exclusive interview that China has made great progress in developing aircraft engines. At present, China-made aircraft engines are used in more than 90% of China’s major warplanes including J-11, J-15 and J-16 fighters, H-5 and H-6 bombers, JH-7 fighter/bomber, Y-7 and Y-8 transports and Z-8, Z-9 and Z-10 helicopters.
Prof. Wu believes that the establishment of China’s aircraft engine group corporation will make engine research and development independent from aircraft design and concentrate the management and resources for research, development and production. That will greatly speed up China’s aircraft engine development to enable China to catch up with world advanced level within 5 to 10 years.
Source: Beijing Times “Super pilot’s insider story on air force major fighters: 90% engines China-made” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)