MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. China has showed interest in producing a renewed version of an Ilyushin Il-114 passenger plane jointly with Russia, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.
“We’ll be actually restoring this plane [Il-114], using a new technological platform. In actual fact, the Chinese also need such a plane,” Rogozin said in response to a question about the prospects of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.
The Il-114 aircraft can be used as a patrol plane, including for military purposes, the Russian vice-premier said.
“The Chinese side does not deny it has interest,” Rogozin said, adding that Russia will soon transfer “information and the relevant documentation to the Chinese side.