The QD70 gas turbine meant for military and civil aircraft applications developed by the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), was unveiled at an ongoing aviation expo that kicked off on Tuesday in Beijing.
The Aviation Expo China 2017 is being held in Beijing with exhibits covering aircraft engines, gas turbines, graphene material and high precision aluminum alloy technologies.
The gas turbine and 100KW small-sized gas turbine, another exhibit, are both small, start up quickly, and are easy to operate and maintain. They can operate on a variety of fuels for multiple uses, including military-civilian joint response or an island's power supply system, among others, a Global Times report said.
The WZ16, a turboshaft engine jointly developed by the company and French aviation giant Safran, was also displayed. The WZ16 can be fitted to a seven-to-eight tonne helicopter, or 13-tonne triple-engine helicopter.
So far, the aero-engine manufacturer has set over 40 research directions for creative use of graphene, developed a series of new graphene material, and used the achievements to verify and examine aeronautic and national defense equipment.