CR929 is a wide-body long-haul aircraft of a new generation under development by Russian and Chinese aircraft manufacturers.
UAC and COMAC have signed Memorandum of Understanding and started the joint activities whereunder related to substantiation of LRWBCA Program viability.
UAC and COMAC have signed Memorandum on Cooperation within LRWBCA Program.
Government of Russia and Government of China have signed Cooperation Agreement, the purpose whereof is joint implementation of the Program for development, production, sales and aftersales of long-range wide-body aircraft and family of aircraft developed on its basis. This milestone can be considered as a formal launch of Chinese and Russian cooperation in the sphere of joint aircraft development.
CRAIC (China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corp. Ltd.), UAC and COMAC joint venture, has been registered in Shanghai. The JV performs the function of CR929 Program operator. The areas of JV’s responsibilities include production, sale, aftersales support, marketing, business planning and program management.
Christening of aircraft in Shanghai: new generation long-range wide-body aircraft now has a name – CR929, the livery also has been presented. Letters C and R stand for participants of the project: С – China, R – Russia. CR are also the first two letters of joint Chinese-Russian venture.
General configuration of CR929 has been defined. UAC and COMAC have reached an agreement on main geometric characteristics of the aircraft: wing span and its form, fuselage length, forward and rear fuselage parts, size and form of the empennage, location of engines, landing gears and doors.
CR929 is a wide-body long-haul aircraft of a new generation under development by Russian and Chinese aircraft manufacturers. The latest technologies in the field of aircraft construction are used in the aircraft development.
Optimal technical solutions will increase operational characteristics, allowing airlines to offer significant economic advantages and improved passenger comfort using innovations in cabin design.
The basic version CR929–600 in a three-class layout will be able to carry 280 passengers over a distance of up to 12,000 km. The stretched fuselage modification (CR929–700) will be able to take 320 passengers on board and transport them to a distance of 10,000 km. The shortened fuselage modification (CR929–500) will accommodate 250 passengers and provide a flight range of 14,000 km.
Composite materials will be widely used in the design of CR929. They will make up more than 50% of the airframe design.
New technological solutions are expected in aerodynamics. The wing of CR929 will have a high aspect ratio and sharklets. This will allow to achieve higher environmental and economic characteristics compared to existing competitors.
The economic efficiency of the aircraft will also be ensured by reducing maintenance costs. It is planned to introduce an information system that will monitor the condition of the airframe and all components of the aircraft. This will also improve the safety of aircraft operation.
The requirements for the new generation CR929 wide-body long-haul aircraft are based on the requests of airlines and leasing companies, as well as on the analysis of prospective market needs.