Irkut’s chief designer and first deputy director Oleg Demchenko named Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia as target markets for the MC-21. Photo: Reuters

Can Russia’s new MC-21 passenger jet challenge the Airbus A320 and Boeing’s 737?

  • The MC-21 can carry up to 211 passengers and is designed for the mass-market travel industry
  • Russia has its hopes set on competing with the Airbus and Boeing
Topic |   Aviation

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Irkut’s chief designer and first deputy director Oleg Demchenko named Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia as target markets for the MC-21. Photo: Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AP

Russia’s Vladimir Putin pitches Su-57 stealth jets to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid rift with US

  • President Erdogan’s visit to Russia follows US decision to suspend Turkey’s ability to buy and help build F-35 stealth warplane
  • Putin and Erdogan have strengthened economic and military ties as relations between Turkey and the US, its Nato ally, have strained
Topic |   Turkey

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AP
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