17.08.2023, 15:45 11 607
Russia is a key contractor in the CR929 wide-body long-haul aircraft project and calls on Chinese partners to develop key components and assemblies as part of joint work. About this I told you in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel during the Army-2023 International Military-Technical Forum, the General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation, Yuri Slyusar.
According to him, the UAC was forced to change the format of cooperation on this aircraft due to sanctions restrictions that were imposed on Russian civil aviation and aircraft construction.
"All those world technology leaders who cooperated with us, with us and with the Chinese side on this project, have stopped this cooperation. Therefore, we have now moved to the so-called contract scheme, where we become key suppliers for the aircraft. And we are considering various options for cooperation, starting from the design and production of a composite wing based on the solutions that we use in the MS-21, and ending with the supply of aggregates: this is the PD-35 engine, which is being developed by colleagues from the UEC, as well as individual systems," said the head of the UAC.
In his opinion, COMAC projects, such as the regional ARJ21 aircraft, the medium-haul C919 and the promising SHFDMC CR929, are also sensitive to the supply of foreign components.
"Just like with us: in one day they will stop delivering key components, assemblies, products, and there will be no aircraft. Therefore, we urge them to consider all the" stuffing "of the aircraft as part of joint projects and reduce the sensitivity of Western companies," said Yuri Slyusar.
Earlier, Russian Aviation reported that UAC stopped its participation in the development of the CR929 airliner. At the 54th International Aviation and Space Salon Paris Air Show 2023, which was held in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget from June 19 to 25, the Chinese aircraft corporation COMAC showed a large photo of a wide-body airliner CR929, which does not have the logo of the United Aircraft Corporation on board.
The demonstration in Le Bourget of a photo of the airliner without the UAC logo indicates that Russia has actually withdrawn from the CR929 project, and the preservation of the letter R in the name indicates the continuation of cooperation with COMAC in terms of developing, testing, manufacturing and supplying a composite wing for this aircraft, as well as an engine and other systems.