KHABAROVSK, May 30. /ITAR-TASS/PRIME/. Russian aircraft maker Sukhoi Company is considering transferring its production facilities to China from Komsomolsk-on-Amur due to a staff shortage, Alexander Levintal, first deputy chairman for economic issues in the Khabarovsk Region government, said Friday.
“We face a shortage of qualified labor force in what concerns high-tech manufacturing development. I met executives of Sukhoi Company the other day, and we discussed the future of the aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Sukhoi needs to raise aircraft output by 15-20% annually, but it does not have enough qualified specialists for this,” Levintal said.