According to the minister, within the framework of the current research work, the Zhukovsky Institute is engaged in researching new technologies and determining the shape of the future commercial aircraft.
As for the timing of the development of the liner, Manturov emphasized: “not earlier than 2028.”
It is noted that work on the creation of a long-range aircraft is being carried out in parallel with China. “Taking into account all the contributions from Western countries, changes will be made to our bilateral project,” said the head of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
Recall that in December 2022, the government allocated almost 900 million rubles to the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) for the development of a long-range wide-body aircraft.