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Each second airplane of Aeroflot will be made in Russia by 2030, minister says

April 24, 15:45 UTC+3

The aircraft fleet of the Aeroflot Group comprises over 370 jets for the time being

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GORKI, April 24. /TASS/. Each second aircraft in the fleet of the national carrier Aeroflot will be produced domestically by 2030, Minister of Industry Denis Manturov said on Wednesday.

"We plan that each second aircraft in the Aeroflot fleet will be of Russian make by 2030," the Minister said.

Already existing contracts for the MC-21 domestically produced aircraft make possible to utilize the capacity of the Irkut company by 2027, Manturov noted.

The aircraft fleet of the Aeroflot Group comprises over 370 jets for the time being, including more than 255 of the Aeroflot Company. These are Boeing 737 and 777, Airbus A320, 321 and A330, as well as Russian SSJ-100 airplanes. Aeroflot also ordered 50 MC-21 aircraft and considers an option of ordering 35 more jets of this type.

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