The implementation of a joint Russian-Chinese project to create the CR929 wide-body long-haul aircraft has entered the so-called preliminary design stage. It was in the news Bingby Referring to COMAC Chief Scientist Wu Guanghui, who spoke Thursday at the World Urban Design Conference (WDCC) in Shanghai.
“Currently, the general technical plan for the aircraft has already been approved, and suppliers for the fuselage and tail sections have been identified. We have officially moved to the initial design stage”, He said. Wu Guanghui specified that the share of composite materials in the fuselage will be 51%, which will make it more economical than competing models by more than 10%.
The project to create a Russian-Chinese wide-body long-haul aircraft has been carried out since 2014. The aircraft is being developed by a joint venture between the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and China’s COMAC – CRAIC, headquartered in Shanghai.
The Russian side is responsible for the wing panels, the middle section and wing mechanization, the Chinese side is responsible for the fuselage, fuselage and horizontal and vertical stabilizers.
The basic version of the CR929-600 will be able to transport 280 passengers for a distance of up to 12,000 kilometers. The aircraft family will also consist of an extended (CR929-700) and shortened (CR929-500) fuselage modification.