Russia and China are discussing the establishment of a joint venture to manufacture engines for wide-body long-haul aircraft. In the framework of this project in subsequent years it is planned to produce up to 600 power plants, found RBC
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The Chinese Corporation AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co, Ltd (AECC CAE) and Russia’s United engine Corporation (UEC, part of “rostec”) engaged in negotiations on creation of joint venture on production of engines for wide-body long-haul aircraft. About it told RBC three sources familiar with the negotiations. According to them, the business plan of the United aircraft Corporation (UAC), Oct also included in rostec, and the JDC stated that the 2060 should be made about 600 such power plants.
What is the Russian-Chinese wide-body aircraft
The Russian-Chinese draft long-haul wide-body aircraft (DMFS), which must compete with Airliners A330 and Boeing 777, was launched in April 2014 of the Memorandum of intentions on creation of such a machine. Agreement on the establishment of DMFS was signed in 2016, in the framework of the official visit of Vladimir Putin to China. The project is being implemented by the JSC “United aircraft Corporation” (included in rostec) and the Chinese COMAC.
In 2017, the project received the name of CR 929. Latin letters C and R denote the participants of the project — China and Russia. A joint venture for the production of the liner will be organized in Shanghai. Russia and China are planning to invest in manufacture of $20 billion, of which the design and creation of capacities will be sent $13 billion at the production of spare parts and marketing — $7 billion.
CR 929 is supposed to be used in the growing transportation markets in South-East Asia and especially China, where revenue growth of the population actively creates demand.
Previously, the United aircraft Corporation has signed with “UEC-aircraft engine” the contract for the new engine PD-35, which will be used as the basis of the power plant CR 929, in the amount of 64 billion rubles. the Beginning of the test engine is scheduled for 2022, followed by certification in 2027.
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