UAC and the Chinese Comac will develop a new long-haul aircraft.

  • IL 96
  • IL 96

Russia, China to set up a joint venture that will develop a new long-haul passenger aircraft. This was in the May 31 issue newspaper "Vedomosti"with reference to the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Yuri Slusar. Now long-haul aircraft in the world producing mainly American concern, Boeing and the European Airbus.

According Slusar, the new aircraft will be developed on the basis of IL-96, designed in the late 1980s. In the joint venture, which will create a "United Aircraft Corporation" and the Chinese concern Comac, Russia will make intellectual property rights, and China — money. Aircraft will be produced in China.

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