Major milestones loom for the Russian Regional Jet (RRJ), which should strengthen the industrial underpinning for the project and could lead to an expansion of the aircraft family before even the first prototype flies. Sukhoi officials and their partners are expected to decide in May whether to build a 100-110-seat stretched version of the aircraft. Discussions with potential airline customers in the coming weeks will be critical in helping define an exact configuration. Several major ...

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