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MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Russia will start research and development work on a whole family of light multi-role planes for the Arctic later this year, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told the Federation Council on Friday.
"We are beginning research and development with the aim to create a family of light multi-role planes," Rogozin said. "The planes will be delivered in 2020."
According to his estimates, about 135 light planes seating up to 19 passengers each will be required up to 2030 for meeting transport needs in the Arctic.
"The current fleet of Antonov-2 planes can be maintained operational for a while, if their engines are replaced with upgraded power plants. But that will not resolve the problem altogether," Rogozin believes.