By: Nadeemy Haded
Russian media quoted the head of research department of the "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" company, deputy chief designer of the Russian-Chinese "CR 929", Alexander Dolotovsky, as saying that the manufacture of civil aircraft with a single-pilot cockpit is possible.
In an interview with "Gorizenti" magazine, Dolotovsky said that Russia is working on the concept of "a single pilot cockpit", in addition to carrying out flights in a fully automatic system, while the pilot devotes himself to other tasks.
According to "Sputnik", Russia and China plan to implement plans to build the plane by 2025-2027.
According to the two partners, the new plane, which accommodates 250-300 passengers, will compete with the aircraft of other global airlines, European Airbus and American Boeing.
The cost of the program is currently estimated at 13-20 billion dollars, noting that the first flight of the plane is expected to be in 2025.
The civil aviation industry in Russia is witnessing a major development, and a new Russian "MС-21-300" aircraft had carried out, on Wednesday, its first flight from the runway of the "Irkutsk" aircraft factory, for testing.
This aircraft is designed to compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320A, and can accommodate between 150 and 211 passengers as requested by the buyer. It adopts the latest air engineering technology and is equipped with the latest engines and navigation devices.
Source Sky News