Russia, China to Jointly Produce Long Range Passenger Jet

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    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/busin...-produce-long-range-passenger-jet/488348.html
    23 October 2013 | Issue 5241

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    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (R) oversees the country's defense and aerospace sectors.

    Russia and China are expected to complete the design of a new wide-body aircraft for long-distance flights by the end of the year, Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin told journalists Wednesday during his visit to the Irkutsk Aviation Plant.

    By the next year the sides will be ready to begin discussing joint production of the new plane, Rogozin said, Interfax reported.

    "The development of the new plane's design should be finished by the end of 2013," he said.

    Rogozin said that Russia alone would not be able to accomplish a project to manufacture a new plane in large numbers given an "obviously" high demand for it in both countries and that the country needed a reliable partner such as China to share the project's financing.

    He added that in recent years the domestic market for long-range passenger airplanes has been lost, as 80 percent of the combined fleet of long-range passenger airplanes in Russia is made up of aircraft manufactured by Boeing or Airbus.

    "I believe it is inexcusable and has to be redressed urgently," Rogozin said.

    The project to develop a joint wide-body passenger airplane was launched in 2012 by the state-owned United Aircraft Corporation and Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac. The new plane's design will be developed by the Ilyushin design bureau, Rogozin said.
     
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    This is one of the areas where the interests of all the countries India, Russia and China meet and this would have been the perfect opportunity to get the stage back to Asia. A lost opportunity!!
     
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    Agreed, China should invite India to join the project as well. Would be nice to a civil aviation consortium form between the three countries a la Airbus between France, Germany, and Italy.
     
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    Ilyushin and Chinese Comac have already pooled their technology and fund together plus the vast potential of both Russian and Chinese markets just in view of big orders to the monopoly by Airbus and Boeing from both. as for addition of India to the duo, the threesome would complicate the cooperation with undesired distrust the extra stakeholder may bring into the joint venture.

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    Boeing alone in 2013 delivered 143 planes to China. Both Boeing and Airbus source parts from their Chinese JVs. China often leverages EU or US with jet orders in trade wars. just imagine a slice of the procurement switching to this Russo- Chinese venture in future!

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    Indeed its a win win for Russia and China ......Russia has the technology to make a very competitive product but lacks the huge market base , China has a huge market base and it would be considerably cheaper to make Wide body in China than in Russia.

    So both parties are joining hand with each other for their own respective gains , Right now Airbus and Boeing are leaders in Wide Body Segment having a 3rd Player will give more competition in market and more options for global buyers.
     
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