Russia and UAE to start early talks on joint civil aircraft production

Russia and the United Arab Emirates started preliminary talks on joint production of a civil aircraft, said CEO of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov. The joint production could be placed in UAE.

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The aircraft would be based on Russia’s single aisle twin passenger jet, the MC 21-400 with the capacity of 250 passengers.

“We will create a working group to discuss it further,” said Rostec’s CEO, Sergei Chemezov.

The meeting of the Russian delegation with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, took place on Sunday at Dubai Airshow 2017.