Aeroflot and UAC sign an agreement for the purchase of Russian-made aircraft

Vladivostok. – Sergei AleksandrovskyCEO of PJSC Aeroflot and Yuri Slyusargeneral manager of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Rostec State Corporation, signed an agreement of intent for the purchase of 339 Russian aircraft. The ceremony took place on the 7 Eastern Economic Forum.

The agreement provides for the delivery of 210 MC-21 aircraft, 89 SSJ-NEW aircraft and 40 Tu-214 aircraft to Aeroflot Group under leasing conditions from 2023 to 2030. The document indicates that the group will receive the first two Superjet-NEW aircraft in 2023, and from 2024, deliveries of the first six MC-21 aircraft and the first seven Tu-214 aircraft are planned.

“Today we signed the largest agreement on the purchase of Russian-made aircraft in the recent history of Aeroflot. This is an important milestone that kick-starts and influences future prospects for the development of civil aviation in Russia. Aeroflot has successfully and efficiently operated the finest domestic aircraft throughout its nearly century-long history. The signing of this Agreement clearly demonstrates to the whole world that Russia remains a great aeronautical power with enormous potential and rich experience in the field of aeronautical construction, capable of producing reliable and modern aircraft”, Sergei Aleksandrovsky said.

“Historic changes are coming to civil aviation. Boeing and Airbus planes, which will probably never be delivered to Russia again, will be replaced by Russian-made passenger planes. Of the 339 aircraft, nearly 300 are next-generation MC-21 and Superjet aircraft. The Tu-214 will become a reliable support – this aircraft was previously made for special customers and has proven itself. The MC-21 will be the flagship of the Aeroflot fleet is the pride of our aviation industry, it boasts of innovative design solutions which I am sure will be appreciated by both pilots and passengers alike. I want to emphasize that all aircraft will be delivered with Russian-made on-board systems and components,” commented Sergei Chemezovgeneral manager of Rostec State Corporation.

“Thanks to the Aeroflot Group, we get a reliable partner for the entry into service of new generation airliners made in Russia. Given the unprecedented volume of the contract, its execution becomes one of the main priorities of UAC for the coming years, since the accessibility of transport of Russian regions and the mobility of the population of our country largely depend on it. Given the importance of the tasks entrusted to us, we plan to sign first firm contacts for the delivery of aircraft in 2023-2025 before the end of this year,” said Yuri Slyusar.

??-21 is a new generation medium-haul aircraft with a capacity of 163 to 211 passengers. The airliner focuses on the most mainstream segment of passenger transportation. The aircraft is being developed by the Engineering Center of the Irkut Corporation, and is manufactured by the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The main advantages of the MC-21 are the application of composite wings and metal alloys as well as the introduction of next-generation on-board systems, advanced aerodynamics and the latest PD-14 engine.

The Superjet 100 is a next-generation regional jet that combines and integrates state-of-the-art aircraft production technology. The SSJ100 offers exceptional comfort for passengers, significant economic benefits for carriers, convenience for crew and maximum environmental friendliness.

About Aeroflot

In 2021, Aeroflot transported 21.4 million passengers (45.8 million passengers in Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot is Russia largest airline. Founded 99 years ago, it is one of the oldest airlines in the world and one of the most recognizable Russian brands. It has been named the world’s most powerful airline brand for five consecutive years according to brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.

Aeroflot was one of the 3 most punctual major airlines in the world in 2021 according to Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review.

Aeroflot plays an active role in society by providing continuous support for socially important projects, the carrier implements its own program of flat rates on flights to the Russian Far East, Kaliningradand Simferopolthe airline participates in government-subsidized air travel programs.

Aeroflot is one of the global industry leaders in customer service quality. The airline has repeatedly received high recognition according to most authoritative international rankings.

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About United Aircraft Corporation

PJSC UAC (part of Rostec State Corporation) was established in 2006 for the protection and development of the scientific and industrial potential of the Russian aviation industry and the concentration of intellectual, industrial and financial resources to implement long-term aviation programs. Companies within the company structure own the rights to such world famous brands as “Sukhoi”, “MiG”, “IL”, “Tu”, “Yak”, “Beriev”, as well as new SSJs 100 and MS- 21 marks. The Company’s priority areas of activity are the design, production, testing, operation, warranty and maintenance of aircraft. The general manager of PJSC UAC is Yuri Slyusar.

Role ? State company is Russia largest manufacturing company. It celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2022. It brings together around 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its main businesses are aeronautical engineering, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The company supplies its products to over 100 countries worldwide. High-tech export sales account for almost a third of Rostec’s revenue.

United Aircraft Corporation PJSC

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