Video: Turbulence for Russia planes

Russian companies try hi-tech solutions to heal ailing aviation industry.



    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.