Russia, India to develop 100-seater passenger plane

Ulhas Joglekar ulhasj at SPAMbom4.vsnl.net.in
Sat Nov 11 04:45:38 MST 2000



Monday
6 November 2000

Russia, India to develop 100-seater passenger plane
By Vinay Shukla
MOSCOW:India and Russia have agreed to jointly develop a new generation
100-seater passenger aircraft and expand their cooperation in the field of
civil aviation.
The decision was taken at the first session of a Indo-Russian Working Group
on Civil Aviation in Moscow held from November one to three.
The two sides have also agreed to explore the possibility of cooperation
between Indian and Russian enterprises on production of aircraft parts and
units.
Hindustan Aeronautics limited (HAL) and Russian Ilyushin Aircraft
Corporation will also continue discussions on the joint design and
production of new generation 100-seater ``IL-214'' passenger plane in India.
New Delhi has also shown keen interest in co-development, co-production,
maintenance and support of Russian origin civilian commuter and cargo
aircraft in India, including the modernisation of Soviet built helicopters
under service in the country.
The session was co-chaired by A H Jung, secretary, ministry of civil
aviation and deputy director general of Russian space and aviation agency Y
A Bardin.(PTI)
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