MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) can scale up production of Il-96 and Tu-214 jets if required, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said on Wednesday.
"Currently, they [Il-96 and Tu-214 airplanes - TASS] are produced as a small series for special customers," Borisov said. "We are finalizing the analysis of the demand and top priority measures with colleagues from the transport segment at present. Reasoning from the picture we will have, we will probably engage the reserve for extra production of such planes as well," he noted.
Construction of civil airplanes is not suspended, the official said. "I would like to stress once again that we are speeding up implementation of our flagship projects MC-21 and SSJ-100," Borisov added.