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Irkutsk MS-21 aircraft to be assembled jointly with the UAE
Russia and the United Arab Emirates may begin to cooperate in the production of the MS-21 airliner. Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade will visit a composites manufacturing company in the Middle East.
According to TASS, There is mutual interest in promoting the Emirates market of the SSJ-100 short-haul aircraft, the MC-21 medium-haul airliner and the Be-200 amphibious aircraft. In addition, countries are ready for the development of industrial and technological cooperation on the MS-21 project.
Earlier, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) signed at the MAKS-2019 air show agreement for the supply of 20 aircraft MS-21. Regional airline Bek Air from Kazakhstan intends to acquire ten aircraft, five more - the airline "Yakutia". It is not known with whom agreements were signed for another five aircraft.
Also Irkutsk aircraft MS-21 first shown abroad. The airliner took part in the flight program of the international fest as part of the Technofest technology festival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
This year, the Russian government allocated from the federal budget 1,58 billion to subsidize costs associated with the creation, production, sale and maintenance of aircraft of the MS-21 family. Due to the termination of the supply of composite materials from the United States, the completion of the project was decided shift for a year.