VACO has received an order from the Ministry of Defence for 15 An-148 aircraft

  • AN-148
  • AN-148

The contract was signed in May.

This was announced today, June 6, the chairman of the board of directors VASO Mikhail Pogosyan.

Amount of purchase 15 aircraft is estimated at $ 450 million.


Recall that in February of this year, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov visited VASO. He promised government support to the enterprise. Among the potential buyers of aircraft, he said, should be the Interior Ministry, Emergencies Ministry and the FSB.

In early 2013, the Governor of the Voronezh region wrote a letter to President Vladimir Putin, in which he asked VASO legally appoint the sole supplier of aircraft AN-148 Russian Ministry of Defense. Due to such a status Defense Ministry will be able to buy from the Voronezh aircraft company without bidding.

In addition, the VACO be able to sell aircraft with a fixed gain of 25 percent.

By the way, VACO revenue last year, compared with 2011 increased nearly four-fold to 8.8 billion rubles, the loss amounted to 1.2 billion rubles.

Recall that in 2010 the JSC "United Aircraft Corporation" won the auction for the supply of MES two An-148. Order has been identified by the Contractor VASO.

The first plane was sent in April of this year, the second will leave this summer.

Mikhail Pogosyan today at a meeting of shareholders VASO also mentioned the establishment of industrial park at the plant and the development of composite production.

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