Proposal For Russian-Built Engine For Craic CR929 Gets New Push (formerly known as China COMAC C929)
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August 14, 2019 - by Maxim Pyadushkin and Bradley Perrett for aviationweek.com
Russian engine manufacturer Aviadvigatel is pushing its PD-35 as the preferred engine choice for the Craic CR929 widebody airliner, despite an existing agreement for a jointly developed turbofan for the Russo-Chinese aircraft.
"We plan to participate in the Russo-Chinese CR929 project with the PD-35 [engine]," Aviadvigatel managing director and chief designer Alexander Inozemtsev told journalists Aug. 9.
Aviadvigatel is part of Russia's consolidated, state-owned United Engine Co. (UEC). The PD-35 will have a thrust of 35 metric tons (77,000 lb.), meeting the criteria for the CR929.
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