14 Oct. 2021 14:36
The Russian aviation industry has big plans for this decade. Hundreds of new planes and helicopters are to be built to meet airline needs. These should also be used when modernizing the flight fleets.
According to the Russian Deputy Minister of Transport, Igor Chalik, more than 700 aircraft and 430 helicopters will roll off the assembly line in Russia by the end of the decade. He stated at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday:
“Production of more than 700 aircraft and over 430 helicopters is planned by 2030.”
Tschalik specified that the production of light aircraft of the types Baikal and Il-114 as well as wide-body aircraft of the types MC-21 and SSJ 100 is planned. According to the politician, the number of aircraft reported corresponds to the demand in the aviation sector. He highlighted:
“We plan to meet the growing needs of airlines, including replacing the outdated fleet.”
It was previously known that Russia and China had jointly developed a number of aircraft. The start of production of one of the jets in this new family of aircraft was announced in September. The wide-body aircraft with the designation CR929 is to become a competitor of the 787 Dreamliner from Boeing.
The China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC), a joint venture between the two nations, was founded in 2017 with the aim of producing a commercial aircraft that would compete with the duopoly of Airbus and Boeing and hold a share of at least ten percent on the world market.
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