Airbus and Russia's Irkut Corp. signed "a preliminary agreement" on Russian participation in the design and manufacture of the proposed A350 "on a risk-sharing basis," the companies announced yesterday. The letter of intent was signed at MAKS 2006 in Moscow by Airbus and Irkut on behalf of Unified Aviation Consortium, "a new umbrella organization that is being formed as a result of the restructuring of the Russian aviation industry," Airbus said. The LOI also establishes that both parties ...

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