It is quite possible that in the very near future new long-haul passenger aircraft produced by the joint efforts of Russia and China will take to the skies. To date, the main manufacturers of such machines are companies Boeing и Airbus.
It is reported that the well-proven Il-96 aircraft will be the basis of the new project. It was designed back in the late 80s of the last century, but is perfect for adapting to modern conditions. In small batches, this model is produced today, the demand for it is very small.
The countries agreed as follows: intellectual property and engineers will be from Russia, while China will take over the production and sponsor the project.
However, before the signing of the agreement is still too early. The parties are now busy calculating how profitable such an enterprise will be, what costs it will require.