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Russia and China are embarking on joint work on a broad-bodied long-haul aircraft project

China and Russia are starting to work together on the project of a passenger wide-body long-haul aircraft. Today, in Shanghai, under the relevant memorandum of cooperation, President of the United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC) Mikhail Poghosyan and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese COMAC Corporation Jin Tsanglong signed their signatures. The document was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"The new program should become one of the largest-scale projects of international cooperation in the field of aircraft construction and in the field of high technologies of both countries. The airliner can occupy significant market shares both in Russia and China, and in third countries," the press service of the UAC says. ...

According to Poghosyan, the joint efforts of Moscow and Beijing to create wide-body aircraft "brings cooperation between the two countries in the field of aircraft construction to a fundamentally new level." Both countries hope that the joint development will become a competitor for European and American production.

"China is interested in the creation of at least 1 samples. If everything goes well, then in the future we will come to the creation of a joint venture that will become a full-fledged competitor to the same Airbus and Boeing. We are ready to purchase these aircraft for our own needs," she said. earlier the newspaper "Kommersant" citing a source in the Russian delegation.

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