The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) is planning to design a new widebody aircraft with Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. next year, according to COMAC chairman Jin Zhuanglong. Russian media said in June the new widebody would be designed based on the Russian-made Ilyushin IL-96 aircraft and would have a capacity of 250-300 seats, which should be competitive with aircraft of the same type from other manufacturers. Currently, only Airbus and Boeing manufacture aircraft that ...

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