SHANGHAI—United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) of Russia and China’s Comac on May 22 launched full-scale development for a commercial widebody aircraft, setting up a joint company in Shanghai with an aim of delivering the first aircraft no later than 2027. Although UAC and Comac engineers have been working on the concept since 2013, only now can detail design begin, said Vladislav Masalov, vice president of UAC and chairman of the board of directors of the joint company. The new company ...


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