The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) will issue the next batch of requests for proposals from suppliers for the CR929 within weeks, as it assesses engine and landing-gear offers already received, said Yuri Sluysar, president of the consortium’s Russian member. An updated target for making the first delivery in 2025, announced this year, may be a little optimistic, Sluysar said, stressing the key target is making the first flight in 2023. Before the program was ...

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