Russian-Chinese developers of the CRAIC CR929 long-haul twinjet have put out a formal request for an undercarriage supplier.
The request for proposals – issued on 31 July – includes design and commercial requirements, says Russia’s United Aircraft, which partners with China’s Comac on the CRAIC venture.
It states that potential suppliers are likely to originate in Europe, as well as China and Russia, after a shortlist was drawn up from an initial request for information.
Russia’s chief designer for the CR929, Maxim Litvinov, says the landing-gear assembly is “subject to high safety requirements” covering both normal operation and abnormal situations.
United Aircraft is expecting a response from prospective suppliers by the end of November this year, in line with the CR929 development schedule.
Source: Cirium Dashboard