Aviation experts and officials from Asian cities are joining hands to develop jetliners to connect their cities.
Delegates from Tokyo, Delhi, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei attended a conference at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday.
Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara told the participants to work together to design passenger planes that will be used by airlines around the world.
The Asian cities want to jointly develop small- and mid-sized jetliners to meet the growing demand for air transportation and contribute to the development of the aviation industry in the region.
The delegates from Delhi told the conference that the Indian government is stepping up its efforts to develop its aviation industry.
The participants announced their targets for the next 10 years, which include manufacturing medium-sized jetliners capable of carrying 100 to 150 passengers.
They also agreed to cooperate in developing quieter and more efficient jet engines.
Most passenger jets have been developed in Europe and the United States, but a growing number of companies in Asia are producing aircraft parts.