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Plane Jointly Developed by China, Russia Gets Name

09/29/2017

SHANGHAI --- The wide-body commercial jet co-developed by China and Russia was named CR929 on Friday. 

During a naming ceremony held at Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC), China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co Ltd (CRAIC), a Shanghai-based joint venture between COMAC and Russia's United Aircraft Corp (UAC) established in May,also announced the logo of the jetliner. 

The letter C and R stand for China and Russia respectively, 9 is the largest single number and means long-lasting in Chinese, and 2 refers to the two parties working together in developing the aircraft. 

 

The logo in red and blue is a combination of the dominant color of China's national flag and UAC's logo. 

The joint venture is tasked to push forward the research, development, operation and sales of a wide-body aircraft in the next decade. 

Research and development for the 280-seat wide-body aircraft with a range of 12,000 kilometers was launched, according to He Dongfeng, president of COMAC, at an aviation safety conference earlier this year. 

 

Date: 
09/29/2017
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China Daily

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