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Aviation producers sign contracts worth $16B at MAKS show

September 01, 2013, 4:53 UTC+3
The Irkut Corporation added another 82 jets to its portfolio of orders for MS-21
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ZHUKOVSKY /Moscow region/, September 1 (Itar-Tass) - During the business part of the International Aviation and Space Show /MAKS/, aviation producers have signed contracts on supplies of new equipment worth over 15.7 billion dollars. The price does not include earlier leasing contracts on supplies of aircrafts and helicopters.

The leading company in sales was, as expected, the United Aircraft Corporation /UAC/. Its part, the Sukhoi Corporation, signed agreements and contracts on 52 Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircrafts, and another 50 aircrafts are reserved for a new leasing company, organised by Sberbank and the Sukhoi Corporation.

The Irkut Corporation added another 82 jets to its portfolio of orders for MS-21. The deals’ price is almost 6.7 billion dollars.

The Vertolety Rossii /Helicopters of Russia/ Company, which is a part of Oboronprom /controlled by the Rostech state corporation/ signed agreements on supplies to Columbia of five Ka-62 and five Mi-171A1 helicopters. A Ka-62 helicopter costs about ten million dollars, and a Mi-171 - about 17 million dollars. Thus, the deals may be worth 135 million dollars.

Canada’s Bombardier signed several agreements with the Rostech state corporation on selling to Russia at least 100 Q400 NextGen turboprop aircrafts. Half of those will be produced in Russia at a joint venture in Ulyanovsk. The contract’s price will be about 3.4 billion dollars.

Russia’s Transaero and Engine Alliance /a joint venture of General Electric and Pratt & Whitney/ signed a contract on supplies of engines for four planes Airbus-380. The price of GP7200 engines plus the work cost under the agreement is over 500 million dollars.

There have not been announcements about supplies of new military aviation equipment, but, Head of the United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan said the corporation’s enterprises had signed several service contracts for the Defence Ministry with a total price about three billion dollars. Besides, the Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern during the International Aviation and Space Show signed a contract with the Defence Ministry on design of a Khibiny-U onboard radio electronic complex for Su-30SM. The contract’s price is about 50 million dollars.

The MiG corporation /a part of the United Aircraft Corporation/ has two additional contracts with India’s Basant Aerospace Privet Limited worth 55 million dollars in the framework of the general offset contract with India’s Air Force.

The aviation show’s business part is over, and through to September 1 the show will welcome the public.

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