Eyebrows rose. Quite a few eyeballs rolled. Comac’s statement this year that the Craic CR929 development schedule had been compressed 20% was not easily received in the industry. Perhaps aiming to deliver in 2025, as Comac suggests, is a little too hopeful, says the Chinese company’s Russian partner in the Craic consortium, United Aircraft Corp. (UAC). But the objective of a first flight of the new widebody in 2023 should be regarded as firm, adds UAC President Yuri ...


Register now for free access to "CR929 Schedule May Be Optimistic, UAC Says" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 


Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Already registered? here.