Comac drops Russia from CR929 program

The joint project with Russia is now designated the Comac Wide-Body

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UPDATE: Comac will proceed with its widebody aircraft program without Russia, an industry official confirms to The Air Current after being notified by the Chinese plane maker.

Release Date
June 20, 2023
Comac appears to drop Russia from CR929 branding
PARIS – Just weeks after Comac’s first homegrown single-aisle airliner entered service, China’s commercial aircraft manufacturer has seemingly dropped Russia from the branding of its next design, a long-range widebody aircraft.

The company’s stand at the Paris Air Show featured a large photo of a project that has been previously dubbed the CRAIC CR929. The designation’s prefix – CR – connoted the collaboration between Chinese and Russian aerospace industries, formally teaming up in June 2016 to jointly design a widebody aircraft aimed at a segment dominated by Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’s A350.

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