Art From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2955 times:
It is reported in the British Times newspaper that President Putin has ordered Aeroflot to postpone its expected widebody order.
From the article:
"Mr Putin is believed to want to use the tender as a carrot with which to entice EADS, Airbus’s parent, into its fledgeling Russian equivalent, the United Aircraft Company. UAC, which will bring together MiG, Sukhoi and the listed Irkut, needs European industrial and commercial expertise to compete on the world stage, according to analysts."