Nizhny Novgorod, May 27 — RIA Novosti. JSC "Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant" Sokol "(NAZ" Sokol ") plans to finish building 20 light passenger aircraft business class M101T" Gzhel "and stop their production, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, the press service of the company.
The reason why the aircraft factory rejects from the production of "GZHEL," according to the source, has a lot of work in connection with the state defense order and upcoming contracts.
"In particular, the plant now provides repair and modernization of MiG-31, continues to mass production combat training aircraft Yak-130", — said the representative of the aircraft factory.
M101T turboprop aircraft capable of carrying up to six passengers up to 1,100 miles at speeds up to 420 km / h. The reinforced chassis design M101T may be based on unpaved airfields. M101T — the only Russian aircraft in its class, certified in Russia. It was assumed that "Gzhel" will be able to replace the An-2, which is almost completely exhausted.
"We now have 20 aircraft backlog M101T, it was decided to finish them, and implement a program to close", — said the spokesman, adding that the timing of production aircraft will depend on how soon we can find them customers.
"NAZ" Sokol "- one of the oldest Russian aircraft companies, has 77 years of experience in military aircraft. The past 60 years, the company specializes in the production of MiG fighters. The most famous aircraft in the world of this brand, factory-provided include the MiG-21, MiG-25, MiG-29UB/UBT, MmiG-31. Currently, these aircraft are in service with the Air Forces of the Russian army and the armies of several countries of near and far abroad.
In 2006, the "Falcon" was a part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). This defined the term aircraft factory as the prime contractor for the production of the MiG and supplier of Yak-130 for the Defense Ministry.