The Russian and Chinese aeronautics industries are firming up plans for a joint widebody that would enter service in about 10 years, probably pitched as an Airbus A330 replacement. A joint feasibility study for the widebody will be finished within a few months, after which the program will be ready for launch, Mikhail Pogosyan, president of United Aircraft Corp. (UAC), tells Aviation Week. The target for entry into service is 2023-25. “The long-range widebody aircraft segment is quite ...

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