MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - The Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) of the CIS countries and the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China signed an agreement on promoting the Russian aircraft Tu-204 onto the Chinese market. The document was signed in Moscow on Thursday after the talks with the Chinese delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation Liu Shaoyong, the MAK said today.
This agreement is a legal basis allowing China's aviation authorities to begin the work on certifying the new Russian aircraft of the well-known Tupolev design office. As the aircraft's designers claim, the Tu-204 meets all the international requirements .
The talks on concluding the agreement started last year. It was drafted in accordance with the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental agreement of 2001 on enhancing flight safety.