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United Aircraft Corporation to produce 72 MC-21 jets, up to 30 SSJ 100 jets each year

Everything will depend on the market demand, CEO Yury Slyusar specified

MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to produce 36 MC-21 jets by 2025 and after it - to boost production rates to 72 jets per year, Chief Executive Officer Yury Slyusar said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel.

"The ultimate goal is to get to 72 [MC-21] jets per year in Irkutsk. There is a certain stage-by-stage approach there, by 2025 we should reach 36 [jets], after that - to get to 72," he said, adding that "before the events related to suspension of supply of foreign aviation equipment started airlines planned to buy around 80-100 jets per year to upgrade the fleet."

The production of SSJ 100 jets is planned at 20-30 jets per year, CEO added. "We planned 20, probably, the issue will be about 30 jets per year. Technologically we are able to produce up to 40 SSJ jets, particularly with Russian components. Everything will depend on the market demand. So far airlines say they will need at least another 150 jets to satisfy the demand in the new market structure," Slyusar explained.

Rostec said earlier that the UAC planned to construct 70 Tu-214 jets by 2030. The serial production of Tu-214 and import-substituted MC-21 and SSJ 100 jets became relevant amid sanctions imposed by the US and the EU, which particularly include the full refusal to supply jets and components of Airbus and Boeing to Russia. Moreover, the UAC’s foreign partners unilaterally stopped delivering components for Russia’s SSJ 100 and МС-21 aircraft.

On April 6, Slyusar told TASS the production of first 20 Tu-214 jets had started.