Flying high

Flying high

Zhukovsky, Russia - The Tupolev company has unveiled a prototype update of its Tu-144 "Concordsky" airliner, which it hopes US money will turn into the supersonic passenger aircraft of the 21st century. The Tu-144LL retains the drop-nosed, delta-wing look of the 28-year-old Soviet rival to Concorde but is fitted with more powerful engines, developed for nuclear bombers. Reuter

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