Russia plans to produce 10 Tupolev Tu-214 planes a year by 2025. Currently, about two to three of these planes are manufactured annually, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Thursday, the news agency reported. TASS _ The information comes after the country announced last week that it had started production of 20 units of the same model.
“To provide a safety net for the MC-21 medium-haul aircraft, we are increasing production of the well-known Tu-214 aircraft manufactured by Kazan Aviation Plant. We expect to reach a volume of 10 planes per year by 2025 and then gradually increase production of the MC-21 aircraft ,” he said in an interview with TV channel Soloviev.Live.
Manturov noted that now 2 to 3 of these planes are produced per year for state aviation.
Russian air carriers will start receiving Tu-214 and Il-96 planes from 2024, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said earlier. By 2030, more than 70 planes are scheduled for delivery, he said.
The need to increase production of the Tu-214 and Il-96 planes arose as a result of having to face Western sanctions against Russia, which include the termination of deliveries by Airbus and Boeing, and the refusal of European countries and the United States. United in maintaining and supplying spare parts for the Russian airline fleet.