On December 7th, the signing and unveiling ceremony of building Beihang-ACAE (AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd) United Innovation Center for Low-Emission Combustion Technology of Aero-Engines was held in the conference room D701 of New Main Building. Among the attendees were General Manager Feng Jinzhang, Deputy Director of the Design and Development Center (DDC) Shi Ying, Vice Minister of the Science and Technology Department of DDC Zhang Yongqiang, and Vice Minister of the Department of Basic Technology of DDC Zhang Chengcheng from ACAE; Beihang Vice President Tao Zhi, and relative representatives from the School of Energy and Power Engineering and the Institute of Science and Technology. Ding Shuiting, Dean of the School of Energy and Power Engineering, presided over the ceremony.
Aiming at setting up a market-oriented, enterprise-led and industry-university-research integrated sci-tech innovation system, carrying out applied basic research jointly and providing innovative technology and professional support for the development of commercial aircraft engines in China, the United Innovation Center for Low-Emission Combustion Technology of Aero-Engines opens a new chapter in the comprehensive cooperation between the two sides.
In his speech, Tao Zhi noted that Beihang University, equipped with first-class talents and advanced experimental facilities in aero-engines and related fields, is the top university in the field of aviation in China. Beihang will strengthen the cooperation with ACAE and continue to contribute to China's independent research and development of aero-engines.
Feng Jinzhang said that the previous cooperation between the two sides in the field of low-emission combustion had provided strong support for the development of the core engine of commercial aircraft. ACAE will make all necessary provisions for the construction of the United Innovation Center. He also extended his expectation to establish more joint innovation centers for the research and development of aero-engines with Beihang in the future.
Shi Ying and Yan Xiaojun, Secretary of the Party Committee of School of Energy and Power Engineering, signed the cooperation framework agreement on behalf of the two sides. Feng Jinzhang and Tao Zhi jointly inaugurated the United Innovation Center. Following the ceremony, representatives from both sides made a series of reports on the construction planning and operation assumption of the Center.
Founded in 2009, AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd, as the general contractor and general design company for the project of large passenger aircraft engine, is mainly engaged with the development of turbofan engine with high bypass ratio. The establishment of the United Innovation Center for Low-Emission Combustion Technology of Aero-Enginesis an important move to deepen strategic cooperation between Beihang and ACAE in the field of low-emission combustion technology.
Reported by Zheng Dongsheng
Reviewed by Xu Quanhong
Edited by Jia Aiping and Lyu Xingyun
Translated by Lyu Xingyun