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CORRECTED - CORRECTED-COMAC says to select engine supplier by end-09
(Corrects to C919 aircraft model from C191 in first paragraph) HONG KONG, Sept 8 (Reuters) - China's main aircraft maker will select engine suppliers for its home grown commercial airplane C919 by the end of 2009, said a senior executive.
The government-backed Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is in talks with four main engine suppliers, including General Electric (GE.N), Rolls Royce (RR.L) and United Technologies Corp's (UTX.N) Pratt & Whitney, said Chen Jin, general manager of sales and marketing department.
"We expect C919 will have its test flight in 2014 and be delivered to customers in 2016," he told Reuters on the sidelines of the Asian Aerospace Expo in Hong Kong. (Reporting by Alison Leung and Joanne Chiu; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
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