A branch of the British holding company Rolls Royce, which manufactures engines for civil aviation, may offer its products for the future Russian-Chinese long-haul airliner, the head of Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace Eric Schultz said in an interview with French newspaper La Tribune.
“We will consider this possibility as soon as it will be presented,” Eric Schultz said.
As a reference, Russia and China have been developing a joint project of a wide-body aircraft for 250-300 passengers since 2014. The project estimated at $20 billion is realized by the Russian United Aircraft Corporation and the Chinese civil aircraft corporation COMAC.
At the end of May, a joint venture China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC) opened in Shanghai. The enterprise will manufacture, sale and provide after-sales service of the project.