August 23 - Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) and Russia's major state-owned aircraft manufacturing giant United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Russian-built freighter aircraft around

Under the terms of the MoUSASI will assist UAC in promoting new cargo aircraft by providing technical advice, development of aircraft specifications, marketing strategy and business planning for the western 

SASI will also provide UAC with extensive market feedback from its own team of industry experts as well as potential customers and key decision makers in airlines, governments and international agencies.

Key to the first phase of the programme will be technical consultation to ensure the configuration of the aircraft exactly matches international customer requirements and negotiating with airlines before final design verification.

SASI will also identify select niche markets for the aircraft, initiate purchase negotiations with potential global customers and provide a full corporate planning and promotion strategy.

Managing partner of SASI, Stan Wraight, said: "The MoU will help provide a springboard for UAC to penetrate the western market with exciting new products. The agreement is a very good thing for both parties and we jointly believe that by working together we can take great strides forward in the promotion of Russian freighter aircraft around the globe."

Pictured below, we see Wraight, managing partner of SASI (left), with UAC representatives.