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


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