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China’s homegrown aircraft engines now exceed performance of imported ones


Test of the new type of engine on a flying platform

Test of the new type of engine on a flying platform

China has always been dependent on imported aircraft engines, which China regards as a bottleneck in its development of advanced aircraft, especially its stealth fighters that require engines better than imported ones.

As a result, China has allocated $16 billion special funding for aircraft engine development.

Now, China Aviation News says in its report that China has successfully developed a new type of aircraft engine with better performance than imported ones.

The engineers working on it know well that in addition to good design, test is an indispensable procedure to ensure the success of their job.

In 2011 alone, over 1,000 hours of tests were carried out including two tests high up in the sky, which proved the high efficiency and quality of the engine.

A lot of new structures, materials and technologies have been used in the new engine. In order to ensure high reliability of the engine, each and every part and component, especially the key ones, has undergone strict tests.

China has no technology or experience in bird impact testing of such types of aircraft engines. Since 2009, it has conducted five years of complicated study for the testing.

It conducted static testing within two years and finally succeeded in bird impact testing of their new engine in 2013. The fan blade of the engine passed the test when it was rotating in its normal operation.

The success in developing the new type of engine that has proved better than imported ones has greatly enhanced the research and development team’s confidence, and created favourable conditions for further breakthroughs in key advanced technologies for China’s aircraft engines.

Contributed by Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements

Source: China Aviation News “AVIC has successfully developed a new type of engine better than imported ones in performance” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

 

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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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