ZHUHAI, China, Nov. 1, 2016 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Aero Engine Corporation of China will work together on a number of initiatives involving aircraft engines, following a strategic memorandum of understanding the two companies signed at Airshow China 2016.
The new agreement will see Honeywell and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) work together on propulsion systems, propulsion-related systems and auxiliary power unit initiatives. Honeywell and AECC will also collaborate to discuss potential opportunities in China for new commercial aircraft, helicopters and business jets, which will help support the development of China’s aircraft manufacturing industry. The two parties hope to knowledge share through their cooperation and promote mutual development.
"Honeywell has been an important industry player in the development of engines since 1953, and with our diverse engine offerings, we serve a variety of sectors within the aviation industry," said Steven Lien, president, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. "This agreement between Honeywell and AECC is anew way to share expertise and explore opportunities."
"AECC is committed to becoming a world-class engine manufacturer, providing the impetus China’s growing aviation industry needs as it continues to develop," said Chen Shaoyang, vice president of AECC. "We are proud to work with Honeywell, an industry-leading company with a strong track record in engine design, on initiatives that will mark the next chapter for China’s propulsion engine sector."
Established on Aug. 28 this year, AECC is China’s state-owned mega-enterprise dedicated to aviation engines that has the capability for the research, development, manufacturing and testing of aircraft engines. AECC has 24 subsidiaries and boasts nearly 100,000 employees.
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