(Yicai Global) Nov. 6 -- China and Russia have showcased a real-size model of a jointly designed wide-body passenger plane for the first time at an airshow in southern Guangdong province today.
A joint venture of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and United Aircraft Corporation presented the model of the CR929 long-range aircraft at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai.
The 22-meter-long model of China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation's plane features the cockpit and cabin.
The CR929 cabin adopts the COMAC ARJ21 business jet interior design, which won the 2017 German Red Dot Design Award. Optional plans are also available for customers to choose from, and they can also customize the cabin.
COMAC and United Aircraft inked a joint venture deal in June 2016 to form CRAIC in Shanghai. Engineers settled on the main features such as overall shape and size in June when design agreements were signed.
The JV will now enter the preliminary design stage for the plane.
Editor: William Clegg