Russia’s Annual Delivery Capacity of MC-21 Airplane to Touch 72 in 2029

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Russia’s Annual Delivery Capacity of MC-21 Airplane to Touch 72 in 2029
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Russia plans to supply customers with 72 MC-21 passenger aircraft per year starting in 2029.

"The program for the creation of MC-21 aircraft provides for the supply of 72 aircraft per year starting from 2029 - with the start of deliveries of the first production aircraft (that's 6 aircraft) in 2024," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said during a meeting between Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and deputy prime ministers on Monday.

Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot is looking to place a 300-strong order with Russian-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The news comes as Russian carriers increasingly struggle to find parts for Airbus and Boeing aircraft in the country.

At the same time, the Russian aviation industry plans to produce 70 Tu-214 narrow-body jet airliner by 2030, he added. The MC-21 and Tu-214 are expected to replace Boeing and Airbus aircraft in the fleets of Russian airlines, capable of flying over long distances.

The regional aviation fleet "is to be created virtually from scratch," Borisov noted. The plans are to establish serial production of Il-114-300 (70 units by 2030), TVRS-44 Ladoga (up to 140 units) and Baikal (154 units).

"The share of domestically produced aircraft in the fleet of Russian airlines should grow to 81% by 2030. In addition, it is planned to deliver about 800 helicopters to our air carriers during this period," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

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