M.Pogosyan: "The portfolio of available orders will ensure the stable development of the KLA"
Traditional press conference of the president, "United Aircraft Corporation" (UAC) at MAKS this year did not bring sensational news. It fully reflected the calm and the planned course of the development of the aviation industry.
As a result of the work at the MAKS-2013
"This is special and MAX for the first time shows the plans that were standing in front of" United Aircraft Corporation "to diversify production aircraft not only in the segment of military aircraft, but also in the segment of civil aviation and transport, - M.Pogosyan said in his opening remarks to the press conference. - I would like to say that this MAKS we came up with a good performance on the implementation of our production plans. " Thus, in the first half of 2013, consolidated revenues KLA compared with 2012 increased by 29% and, according to president of the corporation, at the end of the year exceeds the threshold of 200 billion rubles. In the past year, the figures were 171 billion rubles. "We are showing steady growth, and this is the basis for our further movement," - said M.Pogosyan.
Speaking about the results of the MAKS-2013, the corporation's president said that the KLA has signed contracts for the supply of aircraft and agreements that will soon be transformed into contracts for a total of 173 aircraft. Catalogue value of these contracts is approximately $ 9 billion in addition, the Corporation has entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Defence for the maintenance of equipment. The cost of the contract - about $ 3 billion Thus, the total amount of the contracts entered into by the KLA to max is about $ 12 billion, "This is a significant backlog of orders that available to the KLA, and provides a stable development of the company in the medium term," - said M . Pogosyan.
In the field of civil aviation KLA signed contracts with leasing companies that, in the opinion of the President of the corporation, is a fundamentally important point: it is the creation of conditions for the operational leasing of modern aircraft, including the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and the MS-21 project. M.Pogosyan called indicative factor that the development program SSJ-100 will increase the pace of progress of the aircraft on the market. Contracting is also the MS-21 will allow a smooth transition from the tests for serial production. Corporation "Irkut" in preparation for this, increasing its production capacity. In this case, the planned volume market for civil engineering KLA are consistent with those not only its own analytical forecasts, but the Italian partners and analytics corporations and partners in related industries.
In the field of air transport was a presentation of the IL-76MD-90A, which is completed the next phase of testing. From next year the company will supply its armed forces in the framework of the contract signed with the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Answering the question of cooperation with the Ukrainian "Antonov" Project An-70 and An-124 "Ruslan", the president said the KLA, that the terms and requirements for the production of super-heavy transport are not yet defined. The An-70 is currently being tested, the results of which the Ministry of Defence will decide if you need a Russian army that plane. This decision depends on whether the KLA will develop this project. However, from a joint venture with the "Antonov" UAC is not going to come out, and now planned works on specific projects, including the production of the An-148.
For combat aircraft KLA presented at the MAKS full range of military aircraft produced by the corporation. "Flight program demonstrates the level we have achieved in terms of flight performance of our aircraft - said M.Pogosyan. - The stands you can see the equipment for these aircraft, which corresponds to put in front of us and the level superior to foreign counterparts."
The main driver of growth of the corporation will be exactly civil and transport direction, said M.Pogosyan. But this does not mean that the KLA will reduce production of military equipment. Moreover, the volume of military supplies will also increase.
The volume needs of the army under the state program today is about 600 aircraft. Those contracts that have been signed and are to be signed in the future, are in the process of implementation. "None of the contracts or at our initiative or on the initiative of the Ministry of Defense does not provide break - says M.Pogosyan. - In addition, work is under way to conclude a new contract. Approximately 70% of the state armaments program we have already been contracted." In the past year, the corporation has put the Ministry of Defence 35 aircraft this year - 65 in 2014, shipments will rise even more. "We have the capacity, the customer has a need for rearmament of the Air Force, and I think this problem will be resolved in accordance with the plans," - says M.Pogosyan.
Asked about the development of new equipment for the Ministry of Defense, M.Pogosyan said that the creation of new types of aircraft of the fifth generation in the KLA is not planned. The next development will be provided by the corporation under the state program military drone.
With regard to international cooperation M.Pogosyan said that the KLA has always focused on broad cooperation with Russian and foreign suppliers, and the experience of the Su-30MKI and SSJ-100 suggests that it is highly effective. He noted that created a "Sberbank Leasing" joint venture will also facilitate the withdrawal of products KLA on the foreign market. In this case, the joint venture will not compete with the Sukhoi Superjet International. "This is an opportunity to give customers a new financial instrument, - he said. - Our goal - to work together on this market."
M.Pogosyan also addressed the issue of transfer of UAC aircraft repair plants, which aims to support the Ministry of Defense aircraft fighting condition. The three-year contract by about 90 billion rubles will form a long-term business plan boot. "Corporations will have to diversify its activities in order to learn new models of aircraft repair, which now comes the Defense Ministry. Aircraft repair and businesses will be in close cooperation to address this issue - he said. - In addition, it is possible to concentrate the responsibility for the repair of aircraft within the same company . "
Asked about staffing, M.Pogosyan reminded the conference with higher education institutions, which signed an agreement on the establishment of an educational cluster. "I think that training is one of the key tasks that will help the corporation reach the 2020 production volume of $ 15 billion, and by 2025 to exceed $ 25 billion we need to double the volume of production compared with 2012 in 2015" . It will help to solve this problem new footage. "We have programs with major aeronautical universities, and we will expand the range of tasks - said M.Pogosyan. - Yesterday we discussed the introduction of the achievements that have in the educational institutions in projects KLA."