“Aeroflot” Airline Company would be glad to be the first customer of a new supersonic civil aircraft. This was stated on the air of the “Russia 24” TV channel by the General Director of the air carrier Vitalii Savelyev.
“It would be great for us if Aeroflot was entrusted to be the first customer. We would be happy to have a supersonic airplane” - he said. “This is a basic necessity. Probably, we will soon return to this all together, I mean the aviation of the whole world, in the near future” - Savelyev added.
The Head of Aeroflot also noted that Concorde and Tu-144 supersonic aircrafts that proved to be unprofitable, “were ahead of their time”, but now, when we have new technologies and composite materials, it is possible to create an efficient airliner.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina