China, Russia unveil life-size model of planned widebody jet at Zhuhai airshow
ZHUHAI, China (Reuters) - China and Russia on Tuesday unveiled a life-size model of a proposed wide-body long-haul jet at the opening of China's largest airshow, giving public shape to their joint efforts to break into a market dominated by Boeing and Airbus .
The biennial Airshow China, being held in the coastal city of Zhuhai from Nov. 6-11, is traditionally an event for Beijing to parade its growing aviation prowess but comes as the country is dealing with a bruising trade war with the United States.
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) showed off the model of the CR929's cockpit and passenger cabin in a ceremony that was attended by senior executives from both state-owned planemakers.
"Our program is making progress and is on schedule," said UAC President Yury Slyusar. "It is currently in the preliminary design phase and we are also in the supplier and equipment selection phase, which will finish by the end of 2019."
The mockup, which was 22 meters long, 6.5 meters tall and 5.9 meters wide, showed a roomy interior with 9-abreast basic seating in economy class.
The cockpit contained dummy instruments, with actual systems yet to be chosen, including a sidestick similar to the flying control favored by Airbus over the traditional control column.
"It is more Airbus than Boeing," a senior Western aerospace executive said.
UAC and COMAC announced they would cooperate on a widebody jet program in 2014 and they kick-started full-scale development of the program three years later by forming joint venture China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC).
To date, they have already sought proposals for the plane's engine and landing gear.
Chen Yingchun, COMAC's chief designer for the CR929 program, told reporters that CRAIC would seek supplier proposals from all over the world but declined to comment on whether current trade frictions with the United States would influence their choice.
The jet's designers have previously said its fuselage would be designed and made by China while the wings would be designed by Russia. Beijing wants the single-aisle aircraft to eventually compete with the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787.
A senior COMAC executive said in June that the CR929 aims to make its maiden flight from 2023.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46448.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
This will be fun! Name the first country that will allow the use of these planes other than Russia and China.
Fly Boeing jets! The finest in the world.
Based on my success with Chinese made products, I'll stick with Boeing or Airbus..thank you!
Agatha17 hours ago
Reverse engineering, Easier to copy Airbus technology.
Benjamin15 hours ago
Is there a typo? the article says 9 across seating with a single aisle?
Robert20 hours ago
China and Russia on Tuesday unveiled a life-size model of a proposed wide-body long-haul jet at the opening of China's largest airshow...it will be called Coffin.
Michael19 hours ago
Russia has made great planes. US depended for years to send our astronauts to the international space station. Even Boeing has design center in Moscow. Don't under estimate them.
Janusz19 hours ago
Thanks Boeing Airbus for depending on china parts now you have
Jacob16 hours ago
China won't be buying Boeing jets in the future.
Sean19 hours ago
Its more AIrbus than Boeing..... just means they stole more design secrets from Airbus
steven19 hours ago
based on the 'safety record of russian planes, you couldn't pay me to fly in this
porky19 hours ago
Thank you western aviation corporations for rushing to build plants in China.Both China and Russia are happy as they borrow our designs for their own profit. Problem is will they sell it to the western world with the record of the accidents and mishaps along the way? I wont fly in one of those planes. Give me a Boeing anyday. Give me an American trained pilot and I will feel safe.
Joe D19 hours ago
Built using the stolen info from Boeing and Airbus
Sam15 hours ago
Look, Russia has copied US aerospace design since the 50's. Look at the TU-160 and the B-1 Lancer, the TU-4 and the US B-29, the space shuttle, F-14 all either reverse engineered or direct theft of plans.
俄罗斯从50年代就开始抄袭美国的航空航天设计，看看TU-160 VS B-1 枪骑兵, TU-4 VS B-29，航天飞机，F-14等等，要么是逆向工程要么是直接窃取设计。
fist of doom18 hours ago
"It is more Airbus than Boeing," a senior Western aerospace executive said."
IE, Airbus information security wasn't as robust as Boeing.
Denis16 hours ago
People, please be civil! Every country deserves the right to do technology and scientific development. Why are you so politically charged when China or Russia working on something for their countries in technology and scientific development? The US is leader in many key areas including manufacture of aircraft but other countries can do same. Can't they?
Anonymous15 hours ago
HAHAHAHAHA Thats the kind of plane I want to risk my life on! Built in 2 third world countries who steal technology.. no thanks!
The Sublime Grand Master17 hours ago
"It is more Airbus than Boeing," Simply put, that means they easier to hack into AIrbus design servers than those of Boeing.
G K16 hours ago
As I recall, the MiG-15 was made by the Soviet Union. And now Russian rockets fly US astronauts to the international space station. And back.
scott h16 hours ago
Can't finish until they do the final theft of intellectual property.
How does a single-aisle aircraft have 9-abreast basic seating? I see a correction in the near future...
jim16 hours ago
An airplane built by Russia and China mmmmm I’d rather walk :-)
Alias15 hours ago
Single aisle 9 seats across? Remind me to never fly on a Chinese plane!
sodoff19 hours ago
Just gotta get a Western jet engine they can copy...watch Germany assist em!
phyzzique16 hours ago
Most of the technology is stolen. The Germans and Japanese could make better planes but they defer to Boeing and Airbus as they manufacture a good portion of those planes.
John19 hours ago
Russia and China hacking other corporations databases in order to get aircraft designs..... This looks like a Boeing jet !!! guess they stole those plans !!!
HT5 hours ago
If it's single aisle then by definition it's not a wide-body.
George B15 hours ago
I wonder which Boeing or Airbus jet they stole the plans from???