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UAC's President says production of 30 SSJ 100 jets per year planned starting 2021

The niche of the jets in the world is not big, way smaller than that of MC-21 type aircraft, according to the developer

MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to produce at least 30 Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ 100) jets per year starting 2021, UAC's President Yuri Slyusar said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel on Friday.

"Next year we plan to produce around 20 jets. We are going to produce around 150 jets by 2024-2025. Our target from 2021 is to return to production of at least 30 jets per year," he said.

The company sees the interest of other countries to purchase SSJ 100s, Slyusar added.

"Unfortunately, the niche of such jets in the world is not big as it is way smaller than that of the long-range aircraft of MC-21 type. Only 100-120 jets are sold globally in that niche. Our task is to hold one third of that number, selling both locally and to buyers interested in that aircraft from Southeastern Asia, Africa and Latin American countries," he said, adding that respective "negotiations are underway."