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Customers for the aircraft "Baikal" will look in the DFO
The Far East Agency will be able to find customers of the Baikal light aircraft in the DFO for attracting investments and export support (ANO API). Aircraft suitable for remote and inaccessible areas.
According to TASS The head of the IPA, Leonid Petukhov, as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, now Russia's need for such aircraft is no less than 100 units. The experimental series will be released no earlier than 2021, the preparation of the necessary documentation is underway. Will produce the first series at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
"Baikal" should be a replacement for An-2 aircraft. It is planned to use it for flights to remote settlements, for extinguishing forest fires, for agricultural work. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister - Plenipotentiary of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev declared that “Baikal” could be used for regional airlinewhich they plan to create in the Far East.