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Aeroflot Group has signed a major purchase deal for 339 Russian-made commercial aircraft

Aeroflot Group has signed a major purchase deal for 339 Russian-made commercial aircraft

Sukhoi SSJ100 Superjet, one of the models in the ordered package – Photo: Publicity/Superjet International.

On Wednesday, September 7, Russia reported that it had signed an agreement to purchase another 339 aircraft made in the country. The signing ceremony took place during the Seventh Eastern Economic Forum.

On this occasion, Yuri Slyusar, General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Rostec State Corporation, and Sergey Aleksandrovsky, General Director of Aeroflot Group, signed the contract providing for the supply of 210 MC-21 aircraft (or Ms21where our S is spelled C in Russian), 89 SSJ-NEWs and 40 Tu-214s under lease terms from 2023 to 2030.

The document assumes that in 2023, the airlines of the group will receive the first 2 Superjet-NEWs, and from 2024 onwards, it is planned to supply the first 6 MC-21s and the first 7 Tu-214s.

MC-21 – Photo: Denis Fedorko / CC BY-SA 4.0.1 Updatevia Wikimedia Commons
Tu-214 – Photo: Oleg Belyakov / CC BY-SA 3.0.0 Updatevia Wikimedia Commons

Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation said:

The contract will be the main contract for financing the National Wealth Fund. The state will support the purchase of Russian-made aircraft-Determining the delivery price for airlines so that our carriers do not incur additional financial burdens.

Due to the fact that aircraft of the first series are always more expensive, In the initial stage, the difference between the delivery price and the actual cost will be compensated by the budget. As production increases, we will move away from this additional procedure.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, we have worked to improve the procedures for providing resources from the National Wealth Fund for the fleet renewal program. It is very important for us to quickly launch series production under the contract in the current situation.”

Sergey Chemezov, General Director of Rostec State Corporation commented:

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“Boeing and Airbus aircraft, which are unlikely to be delivered to Russia again, will be replaced by Russian-made passenger aircraft. Of the 339 aircraft, there are almost 300 of the new generation MC-21 and Superjet. Tu-214 will become a reliable support Do – this aircraft was previously built for private customers and has proven itself well.

The MC-21 will be the flagship of the Aeroflot fleet, it is the pride of our aviation industry, it has innovative design solutions and I am sure it will be appreciated by pilots and passengers alike. I would like to note that all aircraft will be delivered with Russian-made systems and components on board. “

Sergey Alexandrovsky of the Aeroflot group said:

“Today we signed The largest purchase of domestic aircraft in the modern history of Aeroflot. This is an important step that defines the incentive and affects the future prospects for the development of civil aviation in Russia.

Aeroflot has mastered and operated the best domestic aircraft models over its nearly century-old history. The signing of this agreement demonstrates to the whole world that Russia is a large aviation power with great potential and rich experience in aircraft construction, capable of producing reliable and modern aircraft. ”

Irkut Information / United Aircraft Corporation