Russia, China Agree to Jointly Build Heavy Helicopter, Long-Range Plane
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– Russian and Chinese governments signed deals on Saturday to cooperate on the construction of a wide-fuselage long-range plane and a civil heavy-lift helicopter.
The two nations signed a memorandum on building a 250-300-seat plane to rival Airbus and Boeing during President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Beijing in 2014.
A similar agreement between Russian Helicopters and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was signed in May. The helicopter will be capable of lifting 38 tonnes.