But it's from these insiders that we have the mass production around ~2025 estimate. If production is still at 5 engines in 2026 then there would certainly have been problems. We should have seen them revising their estimates.This is assuming of course, that to the insiders the idea of "5 engines per year for six years" would've been considered as bad news to begin with lol. It's very possible that this was within their projected estimates.
I wonder something else: how can this company know what the total production figure next year - much less in 2026? Only the PLAAF and AECC would know, not some contractor buried deep in the supply chain. All they would know is what they've been contracted to build.
If we want to go with the assumption that they'd know, then information about the WS-15 would be far more widespread than it currently is, which means we'd know a lot more about it than we do. That's a lot of mouths that could be blabbing some subcontractor's subcontractor knows the production schedule out to 2026.