Russia and China are reportedly close to selecting a location for the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 program’s engineering center, an issue that has been delaying progress in development of the widebody airliner. Moscow seems to have finally persuaded Beijing that the center should be located in Russia. The Vedomosty newspaper quoted Russia’s minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov on Sept. 4 as saying: “In September, we expect approval ...

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