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Russia mulls supplies of SSJ-100 aircraft to Pakistan

The SSJ-100 is the first civil aircraft developed in Russia
SSJ-100 aircraft Marina Lystseva/TASS
SSJ-100 aircraft
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ISLAMABAD, December 11. /TASS/. Russia is considering the possibility of delivering from six to 16 SSJ-100 aircraft to Pakistan, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told reporters.

"We interact directly with Pakistan Air. We have agreed that in January we will continue working on it, taking into account the fact that we must work out the destination network together with our colleagues. It concerns the possibility of supplying from 6 to 16 aircraft," he said.

The Industry and Trade Ministry will have an approximate idea about the timing of supplies in the first quarter of next year.

On December 11, the Russian delegation, headed by Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, arrived in Pakistan on a one-day visit to attend the sixth meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation.

The SSJ-100 is the first civil aircraft developed in Russia. It belongs to the family of regional aircraft, the range of the basic version is 4,400 km, the capacity is 98 passengers. Production of SSJ-100 began in 2011. SSJ-100 is operated abroad in Mexico and in Ireland, while the largest operator in Russia is Aeroflot.