Finmeccanica is permitted to acquire control packet of shares of Russia's major aircraft holding "Sukhoi"

Vladimir Putin, Russian President, today signed law, which extended opportunities of foreign companies to participate in Russian aircraft industry.

Before the assignment share fraction of foreign companies in this industry were forbidden to be more than 25%.

First of all it was done in the interests of Russia's major aircraft holding "Sukhoi", which is developing new civil airplane Sukhoi Superjet100 in collaboration with Finmeccanica, the main Italian and one of the world's leading industrial group operating globally in the aerospace, defence and security sectors.