Sino-Russian long-haul plane to be named CR929

The CR929 long-haul jet is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2025 and be delivered in 2028.

The first long-haul jet developed by China and Russia will be named CR929, the joint venture's developer said today.

The state-owned plane maker Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, together with United Aircraft Corp of Russia, established the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation Limited. The 50/50 joint venture is based in Shanghai's free trade zone in Pudong.

The name of the jet, which is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2025 and be delivered in 2028, symbolized China and Russia as well as the "everlasting cooperation of the two sides," according to COMAC.

The wide-body jet will seat 280 and have a range of up to 12,000 kilometers. It will be assembled in Shanghai.

A model of the wide-body jet made its debut at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south Guangdong Province, on November 2, 2016.

The C919, China's first domestically-developed narrow-body jet, made its maiden flight at Pudong International Airport on May 5, and its second test flight on Thursday.

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