The global financial crisis has hit Russia's already declining aviation industry, once a powerful symbol of the country's advancement.

Large debt, plummeting output and scarce orders for new aircraft represent just a few of the obstacles facing the government as it tries to restore Russia to its earlier position as a key aviation player.

Now, more Russian companies are looking into hi-tech solutions to catch up with their foreign aviation competitors.

But as Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Ulyanovsk, a complete industry overhaul is likely to take years.

Source: Al Jazeera