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“The potential of the aviation sector is huge but now it is of top priority that the orders are placed inside the country,” Medvedev said at a meeting with his deputies.
“So we should encourage the [state-run air carrier] Aeroflot and other companies, while our manufacturers must prove that their planes are good as only talks will not be enough,” he said.
Medvedev recalled the incident with the Dobrolet low-cost air carrier which was forced to cancel its flights after European sanctions.