China doubts Russia’s role in CR929 project, considers working with West: Report

Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC is unhappy with Russia’s role in the CR929 project and is considering rejecting Russia’s demands to share profit. 

The manufacturer is also looking into the possibility of bringing Western companies on board in the hope of eventually flying the aircraft in the US and Europe. 

The information was first reported by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), citing two separate sources familiar with the matter. 

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The report follows comments made by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who said that Russia is dissatisfied with the project and has been considering withdrawing its participation. read more

According to SCMP sources, China is considering freezing Russia out of the profits from its domestic market.

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In 2020 reports emerged regarding a dispute over the sales of the CR929, as Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) allegedly planned to sell the aircraft on the Chinese market. 

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