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PJSC "UAC" and SOMAS Named the Wide-Body Long-Haul Aircraft

 PJSC "United Aircraft Corporation" and "China Corporation of Civil Aviation" (COMAC) in a solemn atmosphere named the wide-body long-haul aircraft of the new generation, and presented the livery of the liner.

At the ceremony held at the headquarters of SOMAS in Shanghai, the Russian side was represented by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Oleg Bocharov, President of PJSC UAC Yury Slyusar . China was represented by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Information of China, Xin Gobin and Chairman of the Board of Directors of COMAC He Dongfeng. Also the President of the joint venture China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC) Guo Bozhi took part in the event .

The aircraft family name is CR 929. The basic version of the wide-body long-haul aircraft will be designated as CR 929-600, the younger version is CR 929-500, and the older version is CR 929-700.

"The implementation of the wide-body long-haul aircraft program is in accordance with the schedule, " said Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov . " The concept of the family has been developed, and the characteristics of the aircraft have been determined. The nearest plans are the transition of the program to the sketch design and the stage of the request for proposals from suppliers of systems and equipment. "

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia reminded that in May 2017 a joint venture was established in Shanghai, which will be the operator of the program.

The Latin letters C and R denote the project participants: C - China, R - Russia. CR - this is also the first two letters of the name of the joint Russian-Chinese enterprise - CRAIC. Thus, the created machine immediately fits into the global context for a full-fledged presence in the world market. At the same time, we are creating a single project, we form with the Chinese colleagues the unified positioning of the new aircraft , -

explained Denis Manturov.

In Chinese culture, the number 9 means eternity. We strategically name and number together to build the concept of a single offer of civil aircraft. Thus, the CR929 family reflects the opportunity to form a proposal for airlines in conjunction with the Chinese narrow-bodied project C919, and the numbering of each family member continues the line of offers of commercial aircraft OAK, from MS-21-200 / 300/400 to CR 929 - 500/600/700,  -

UAC President Yury Slyusar said at a solemn ceremony in Shanghai.

The next 20 years will be a strategically important period in the development of the world civil aviation industry. We will do our best to make CR 929 an example of successful cooperation between Russia and China in the modern world , -

said Chairman of the Board of Directors of COMAC He Dongfeng.

Also, the parties presented the logo of the joint venture CRAIC, used in the livery of the liner. It represents two equal wings that move uniformly from left to right. This symbolizes co-development and a vector of movement forward. The colors in which the wings are made symbolize the project participants: red - China, blue - Russia.

As for the stages of work on the program of a wide-body long-haul aircraft, by now the parties have developed a concept of the family, determined the preliminary characteristics of the aircraft. The nearest plans are the transition of the program to the sketch design and the stage of the request for proposals from suppliers of systems and equipment.


For reference

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)It was established in 2006 with the aim of consolidating the assets of Russia's largest airlines, at present the state, represented by the Federal Property Management Agency, owns 91.2% of the holding's shares. The structure of PJSC "OAK" includes: Sukhoi Company, Irkut Corporation, RAC MiG, Tupolev, IL, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, Aviastar-SP, TANTK. G.M. Beriev, VASO, "AeroComposite", "UAC-Center of Complexation", EMZ im. V.M. Myasishchev, LII them. M.M. Gromov. The corporation produces airplanes of such world famous brands as Su, MiG, Il, Tu, Yak, Beriev, as well as new ones - SSJ100 and MS-21. OAK companies perform a full cycle of work from design to after-sales service and the disposal of aviation equipment. Deliveries of UAC in 2016 amounted to 141 aircraft, consolidated revenues under IFRS amounted to 417 billion rubles. President of UAC - Yuri Borisovich Slyusar.

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