AIRSHOW-Russia, UAE in early talks to build civil aircraft – Rostec CEO

From Reuters - November 12, 2017

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Russia has initiated preliminary talks with the United Arab Emirates for joint production of a civil aircraft in the Gulf state, the head of Russias state-owned defence company said on Sunday.

The aircraft would be based on Russias new single aisle twin passenger jet, the MC 21-400, and would compete with similar jets from Boeing and Airbus.

A working group will be created to discuss it further. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi expressed his desire to start production of the MC 21-400, Rostecs CEO Sergei Chemezov told Reuters in an interview at the Dubai Air Show.

Chemezov said he met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday and discussed the joint production of the passenger jet and other areas of cooperation.


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