Exclusive: U.S. grants GE license to sell engines for China’s new airplane


(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday granted a license to General Electric Co (GE.N) to supply engines for China’s new COMAC C919 passenger jet, a spokeswoman for the company said.

FILE PHOTO: A man takes a picture of a General Electric (GE) engine during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

Early this year, the United States was weighing whether to deny GE’s latest license request to provide the CFM LEAP-1C engine for the narrow-body COMAC jet, which is expected to go into

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Coronavirus brings Boeing’s US airplane production to a halt after South Carolina closure


Boeing Dreamliner 787 Air China planes sit on the production line at the company’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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Boeing on Monday said it will suspend production of 787 planes in South Carolina because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that puts all of the manufacturer’s final assembly of commercial airplanes on hold.

The announcement came after South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered most residents to stay at home except for certain activities such as buying essential goods or visiting family.

Boeing on Sunday said it would indefinitely extend a

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