Program production of Tu-204SM will continue

MOSCOW, January 19. (ARMS-TASS). Program production of Tu-204SM will be preserved and continued, a source in the aviation industry.
Today, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov held a meeting on the status of implementation of the project Tu-204SM.
The source pointed out that adoption of "positive decision, the program will be saved." Given to the appropriate agencies for the organization and financing of the production program.
The first customer of the Tu-204SM to become the Russian airline "Red Wings" (may purchase 44 aircraft), which already has experience in operating the Tu-204-100.
The first flight of the Tu-204SM took place December 29, 2010 The aircraft will be based at Ulyanovsk plant "Aviastar-SP".
Tu-204SM is equipped with PS-90A2. Unified cockpit designed for a crew of two instead of three, as it was in previous aircraft Tu-204.
Previously CEO of the leasing company "Ilyushin Finance Co." Alexander Rubtsov said that the government is ready to support the project, taking into account only reduce the cost of the aircraft. It is, in particular, about the price of 1 billion 70 million rubles. At the moment, the cost of the aircraft is about 1.5 billion rubles. Work is underway with the component suppliers for discounts. "If there is no discount, then the government would not support the project", — stressed the rumen.

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