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Aerospace & Defense

Pandemic grounds launch of Japan's IHI jet engine repair shop

Weak demand delays plan for first new plant in two decades

IHI's Mizuho works in Tokyo: The pandemic is expected to weigh on demand for aircraft engine maintenance for some time.

TOKYO -- IHI, Japan's top maker of aircraft engine parts, will push back the opening of a new production and servicing center as the coronavirus pandemic sends shock waves through the aviation industry.

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