UAC in 2016 to prepare a program of military transport aircraft
Head of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that the KLA expects to implement the program of heavy transport aircraft in terms of creating a family of 80 to 200 tons.
MOSCOW, July 15 - RIA Novosti. United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) in cooperation with the Defense Ministry by the end of 2016 will form a program to build a family of heavy transport aircraft with capacity from 80 to 200 tonnes, the head of the Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.
On the territory of the enterprise "Aviastar-SP" on Tuesday held a meeting of the Council on industrial policy of the Volga Federal District, during which they discussed issues related to state and prospects of development of the industrial district. The event was attended by Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.
"UAC expects to implement the program of heavy transport aircraft in terms of creating a family of 80 to 200 tons. This work is carried out together with the Ministry of Defense, and we need to decide before the end of next year, in which the parameters in some years we will have to move from the stage of R & D to the development work, "- said Manturov.
He added that the repair of heavy transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan" will continue at the company "Aviastar-SP".
The Minister also pointed out that foreign customers are showing interest in the modernized military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A.
"The main product, which is now already running in the series - the Il-76MD-90A, and it understood the volume of orders by our law enforcement agencies - the Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry, the Emergencies Ministry and foreign customers. Today, we receive requests from our foreign colleagues is this aircraft ", - said Manturov.