Prototype of CR929 debuts at Airshow China

2018-11-06 02:55:53 GMT2018-11-06 10:55:53(Beijing Time) Sina English
A full-scale prototype of part of the CR929, the first long-haul jet developed by China and Russia, makes its debut on Tuesday at the Airshow China in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. A full-scale prototype of part of the CR929, the first long-haul jet developed by China and Russia, makes its debut on Tuesday at the Airshow China in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province.
Officials with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and United Aircraft Corp of Russia unveil the prototype for display of the CR929 wide-body jet at the Airshow China in Zhuhai. Officials with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and United Aircraft Corp of Russia unveil the prototype for display of the CR929 wide-body jet at the Airshow China in Zhuhai.
The cockpit layout of the CR929 is on display at the at the Airshow China in Zhuhai. The cockpit layout of the CR929 is on display at the at the Airshow China in Zhuhai.
The first-class, business-class and economy-class seats of the CR929 are on display at the at the Airshow China in Zhuhai. The first-class, business-class and economy-class seats of the CR929 are on display at the at the Airshow China in Zhuhai.

A full-scale prototype of part of the CR929, the first long-haul jet developed by China and Russia, made its debut on Tuesday at the Airshow China in south China's Guangdong Province.

The China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation, a 50/50 joint venture between the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and United Aircraft Corp of Russia, unveiled the prototype for display of the wide-body jet at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai.

The 22-meter-long, 6.5-meter tall and 5.9-meter-wide prototype mainly displays the cockpit and cabin of the CR929, which is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2025 and be delivered in 2028.

The prototype showcases the cutting-edge designs for the cockpit, advanced avionics integration and personalized cockpit layout of the CR929. the COMAC said. The cabin part includes two lines of first-class suites, three lines of business-class seats and four lines of economy-class seats.

The jet's art-of-the-state entertainment system and decorative elements are also highlighted in the prototype, according to the COMAC.

"The debut exhibition aims to display the cabin configuration and allow customers to experience the jet's market development," the COMAC said.

The wide-body jet will seat 280 and have a range of up to 12,000 kilometers to challenge market leaders Boeing and Airbus. It will be assembled in Shanghai.

The CR929 project has entered the preliminary designing stage and the development is now in full swinging, an official with COMAC said.

The COMAC and United Aircraft Corp signed a contract to jointly start the project in June 2016. They established the joint venture in Shanghai in May 2017 and unveiled its name and logo four months later. The joint venture confirmed the appearance and size of the jet in June 2018.

The C919, China's first domestically developed narrow-body jet, made its maiden flight at Pudong International Airport on May 5, 2017.

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