The China-Russia International Aircraft Co. (CRAIC) consortium has requested proposals for an engine for its CR929 widebody. Only Rolls-Royce and GE Aviation are expected to respond, since Pratt & Whitney is concentrating on engines for narrowbody aircraft. The CR929 will have a range of 12,000km (7,500mi.) while carrying 290 passengers in two classes. It will therefore compete with the Airbus A330-900, but with a fuselage wide enough for nine-abreast economy seating and, on paper, be ...

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