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First business jet of advanced composite materials debuts in Russia

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The Hawker 4000 has been shown in Russia. The world’s only business jet constructed of advanced composite materials was presented at Vnukovo-3 Airport on Monday.

The Hawker 4000 has been shown in Russia. The world’s only business jet constructed of advanced composite materials was presented at Vnukovo-3 Airport on Monday.

© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThe Hawker 4000 has been shown in Russia. The world’s only business jet constructed of advanced composite materials was presented at Vnukovo-3 Airport on Monday.
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The Hawker 4000 has been shown in Russia. The world’s only business jet constructed of advanced composite materials was presented at Vnukovo-3 Airport on Monday.
© RIA Novosti . Алексей Куденко / Go to the photo bankThe plane features an industry-first carbon-fiber fuselage. The designers describe this light, strong and quite inexpensive material as the future of aviation.
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The plane features an industry-first carbon-fiber fuselage. The designers describe this light, strong and quite inexpensive material as the future of aviation.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bank“Due to the American Hawker 4000’s carbon-fiber fuselage, the plane weighs just over 15 tons, is able to reach speeds of up to 900 km/h and has a range of 6,000 km,” Alexander Shubin, a company representative, told RIA Novosti.
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“Due to the American Hawker 4000’s carbon-fiber fuselage, the plane weighs just over 15 tons, is able to reach speeds of up to 900 km/h and has a range of 6,000 km,” Alexander Shubin, a company representative, told RIA Novosti.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThe idea to create the next generation plane of composite materials was conceived in the 1990s in the United States.
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The idea to create the next generation plane of composite materials was conceived in the 1990s in the United States.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThe designers wanted to build an airplane with a range sufficient for transatlantic flights.
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The designers wanted to build an airplane with a range sufficient for transatlantic flights.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankIt took the designers more than 10 years to certify the new material. This exotic construction first appeared in Europe and North America about two years ago.
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It took the designers more than 10 years to certify the new material. This exotic construction first appeared in Europe and North America about two years ago.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThis year, a Russian company has purchased this plane as well.
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This year, a Russian company has purchased this plane as well.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankAccording to the Russian company’s representatives, the only minus of this plane is that it can accommodate only eight passengers.
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According to the Russian company’s representatives, the only minus of this plane is that it can accommodate only eight passengers.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankAt the same time most private air companies are taken aback by its “excessive” cost – $20 million.
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At the same time most private air companies are taken aback by its “excessive” cost – $20 million.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThe cockpit of the Hawker 4000, the world’s only business jet constructed of the advanced composite materials.
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The cockpit of the Hawker 4000, the world’s only business jet constructed of the advanced composite materials.
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