MTAL can rival global giants like Airbus

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The joint Russian and Indian company Multi-role Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL), currently developing a multi-purpose transport aircraft (MTA), has the potential to become a major aircraft manufacturing company like Airbus, said Vladimir Belyakov, Director for Overseas Economic Activities of OJSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex.

“According to the agreement, both sides have the right to use all of the technology created within the framework of the project. The developer is the Russian-Indian company Multi-role Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL), and it will possess full rights. I do not exclude the possibility that in the future, it can grow into a strong Russian-Indian aircraft manufacturing enterprise, similar to Airbus, that will develop and create a broad spectrum of aviation technology,” the “Il” (Ilyushin) press service quoted V. Belyakov as saying.

The defence ministries, governments, and legislative bodies of both countries were involved in creating the MTA, Belyakov said.

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