When I ate dinner today, a Vietnamese talk show on TV showed a model of an aircraft known as the CR929-600. As I analyzed the model, I realized the aircraft is a copy of the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350. I thought to myself: “Whoever made that aircraft is unoriginal and they won’t do well in aviation history.” After dinner, I decided to search up the aircraft on Google using my brand new iPhone 8 I got for my birthday yesterday (thanks mom!). I found out that it is apparently a Russian and Chinese manufactured aircraft.
Known for their Tupolev-154s and Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional airliners, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is the Russian manufacturer for the CR929-600. There’s also another manufacturer for this aircraft also. Known for their C919, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is indeed the Chinese manufacturer for the CR929. This means that UAC and COMAC are both producing these 787-like aircrafts, which will enter service pretty soon.
The CR929-600 was announced on my birthday, Setptember 29th in Shanghai. This long haul aircraft will seat 280 passengers and have a range of 12,000 km. What do you think? Will this aircraft be a success?
Photo credit and further reading: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/russo-chinese-widebody-airliner-given-official-name/