Construction has begun on a new aircraft assembly plant in India to build an 80-seat regional commercial jet. The new facility is the result of a joint venture (JV) between India’s Reliance Defence and Ukraine’s Antonov Aircraft Corp. The JV—in which Antonov holds 49% and the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (Reliance’s parent company) holds 51%—has established the facility at Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park at Mihan in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Reliance president M. ...

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