An aircraft factory in Ulyanovsk resumed production of military transport aircraft Il-76. Until the end of the year will be released the first two. This was announced today at a press conference after the opening of the 10th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011 the President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Mikhail Pogosyan.
Referring to the prospects of the KLA military-transport aircraft, Pogosyan said at the MAKS "we demonstrate mock cockpit of a military transport aircraft IL-76 production, which reopened in Ulyanovsk." According to him, "for such aircraft is in great demand and by civil airlines dealing with freight transport." "We have to get out on the mass production of military transport aircraft," — he said.
Speaking about the work that UAC will perform in military transport aircraft, Pogosyan said that the state armaments program provides for the purchase of more than 100 aircraft of various types. With orders from civilian airlines, the expected order volume exceeds 150 vehicles.
As for the expected signing of contracts at MAKS to "Sukhoi Superjet-100" and MS-21, then, in his estimation, it will go on the order of 100 aircraft.
Pogosyan said that the KLA is now fulfilling a contract in 2009 to supply the Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-34. "This year, we have signed contracts to upgrade and repair the MiG-31, 15 contracts for the maintenance of aircraft of the type" su "," MiG "," IL "and" Tu ", is expected before the end of the year of new contracts for training and combat aircraft Yak-130 and MiG-29K carrier-based, "- he said