The UAC on the Russian side and the Mubadala Foundation on the UAE side will establish a joint venture to develop and build the aircraft. The appearance of the jet can be developed by the end of 2021
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Russia and the UAE will create a joint venture that will develop and create a supersonic passenger business jet, said the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. TASS.
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) or one of its subsidiaries will participate in the project on the Russian side, and the Mubadala Foundation on the UAE side.
“It will be a joint venture. The question is what kind of equity participation it will be. We have not yet approached this issue, ”the minister explained.
The business aircraft will be created in two versions: with a capacity of up to eight passengers and up to 30. According to the head of the department, the appearance of the aircraft may be developed by the end of this year. “While we are optimistic about [на сроки создания внешнего вида самолета] – by the end of 2021, but maybe the beginning of 2022. The main parameters in my understanding are 80% laid out: this is the speed of Mach 1.5-1.8. Given that at a speed of Mach 1.8, you can fly for at least four hours, ”said Manturov.
Research work on the creation of a supersonic business jet has been going on in Russia since 2017. In 2019, Manturov noted that these works cost 1.4 billion rubles.