Posted on: 17 September 2010 by Mark Howells
Russian Technologies State Corporation has signed an initial agreement with Irkut Corporation to take 50 Irkut MS-21s, with deliveries scheduled between 2016 and 2022.
The agreement, expected to become a firm order by the year end, was signed by the general director of Russian Technologies SC, Sergey Chemezov, and the president of Irkut Corporation, Oleg Demchenko.
“The MS-21 aircraft delivery contract will promote the development of high technologies in Russia and will allow [us to provide] air carriers with modern passenger liners of domestic manufacture,” declared Chemezov.
“Russian Technologies State Corporation has become the largest domestic ordering customer of our plane. Today the ?S-21 order book has reached 190 aircraft. It indicates the correctness of technical and marketing strategy of the Corporation,” Demchenko commented. Of these, only 53 are for airlines with Aeroflot agreeing to buy 50 and charter carrier Nordwind Airlines ordering three.
Irkut Corporation is currently carrying out the development of the design documentation and production preparation for the aircraft.