Russian-Chinese wide-body passenger plane to be assembled in Shanghai

 Russian-Chinese wide-body passenger plane to be assembled in Shanghai

The assembly of the joint Russian-Chinese long-haul wide-body passenger plane will take place in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said.

"This aircraft will be assembled in Shanghai. This is one of the major high-tech investments we are implementing with Chinese counterparts," Manturov said during a working trip to China.

Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) are working on developing the jumbo jet at an estimated cost of $13 billion, expected to take its first test flight in 2021 and put into commercial production in 2025, Sputnik reports.

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