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COMAC attends 14th Moscow International Air Show

Mockup of CR929 debuts at Moscow Air Show

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2019-09-03   Source:News Center of COMAC
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The 14th Moscow International Air Show was opened in Russia on August 27th, 2019. A 1:1 mockup of CR929, a long range wide body commercial aircraft jointly developed by China and Russia, debuted at Moscow Air Show. This was second time for the 1:1 mockup of CR929 to be shown at an international air show and also the first time to be shown overseas. During this air show, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "COMAC") would also exhibit a 1:20 model of CR929 aircraft, a 1:20 model of C919 aircraft, and a 1:20 model of ARJ21 aircraft.

Developing mockup is an important element in the pre-developing phase of CR929, which is mainly intended to display the image and three-class cabin layout of the aircraft in reality, laying a foundation for market development and providing a platform for customer experience. The mockup of CR929 has a scale of 1:1 relative to a real aircraft, and mainly shows the cockpit and cabin of the aircraft. The mockup is 22 m in length, 6.5 m in height and 5.9 m in width. It reflects the top-ranking cockpit conceptual design, advanced avionics integration design and personalized cockpit layout of CR929 aircraft. The cabin of the mockup is equipped with 2 rows of first class passenger seats, 3 rows of business class passenger seats and 4 rows of economy class passenger seats, and incorporates advanced and fashionable entertainment system and characteristic interior with Chinese and Russian elements, which integrates comfortability and progressiveness.

CR929 aircraft program is a major strategic cooperation program between companies of China and Russia in high-tech field under the background of further developing the comprehensive strategic partnership between both countries. With the witness of the two heads of China and Russia, COMAC signed a joint venture contract with United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) on June 25th, 2016. China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co., Ltd (CRAIC), a joint venture of COMAC and UAC, was established in Shanghai on May 22nd, 2017. The joint venture completed all the recovery work of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for propulsion system as scheduled on May 30th, 2018. COMAC and UAC jointly determined the main parameters of CR929, such as overall shape and dimension, on June 6th, 2018, and the chief engineers of both sides signed the drawings officially. At present, the joint concept definition phase of CR929 program has been completed, supplier selection is in process, and various work of G3 phase is advanced steadily. Teams of both sides will cooperate more closely to comprehensively advance the research and development of CR929 program.

C919 aircraft is a single-aisle trunk liner independently developed in accordance with the internationalized airworthiness standards and the prevailing market standards, and owns independent intellectual property right. COMAC plans to put six test aircraft into flight test, three of which have already carried out flight test in Shanghai, Xi'an, Dongying and Nanchang, the fourth has completed its first flight test on August 1st, 2019, and the rest two are planned to be put into flight test by the end of this year. In addition, the test aircraft for static test has completed the ultimate load static test of the whole aircraft, and the test aircraft for fatigue test is in the process of test preparation.

ARJ21 aircraft is a new regional aircraft independently developed in accordance with the internationalized airworthiness standards, and owns independent intellectual property right. Since being officially put into commercial operation on June 28th, 2016, ARJ21 aircraft has safely carried more than 450,000 passengers, and successively flown the routes to more than 20 cities. Its market operation is smooth and its passenger feedback is good. So far, 14 ARJ21 aircraft have been delivered to customers. Genghis Khan Airlines, as the second customer of ARJ21 aircraft, has launched the maiden flight on July 26th, 2019 and officially started the commercial operation.

In face of the huge demand of aviation market, COMAC will adhere to the principle of being customer centered, surround product realization and product management processes, insist on independent innovation, integrate global resources, realize collaborative and high-efficient operation, and sustainably create value for customers. COMAC will also carry out concentrated market promotion focusing on the potential customers of ARJ21, C919 and CR929 at this Moscow Air Show, and will make communication and exchange with more customers to fully explore the demand of customers and gradually improve the satisfaction of airlines, pilots and passengers with aircraft products.




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