United Aircraft Corporation has signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Moscow region to improve production of military and civilian aircraft.
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Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) general director and SoyuzMash Russia LLC vice-president Yury Slyusar signed the agreement at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The agreement is expected to attract new employees, develop joint programs and increase production of aviation equipment.
“UAC enterprises are increasing production volumes, are engaged in the production of military and civil aircraft,” PJSC UAC general director Yury Slyusar said.
“In particular, the aircraft plant located in Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region, participates in the program for the creation of a new regional passenger aircraft, Il-114-300, and carries out the final assembly of the aircraft. To date, two prototype aircraft have been manufactured.
“One of them, equipped with a set of engines, has started airfield testing and will begin flight tests after receiving the appropriate permits. The second aircraft is in a high degree of readiness in the final assembly shop. In the aggregate assembly production, work is underway on the first batch of serial aircraft.”
“We are actively developing cooperation programs with the government of the Moscow Region. The authorities of the regions where UAC enterprises are located are traditionally our partners in developing human resources and creating conditions for a comfortable life for our employees.”
UAC operates a flight research institute and flight test bases aircraft repair plants in the Moscow region.
“Aircraft building is one of the most important branches of Russian industry and its development acquires a special meaning today. We need to expand and modernise our aircraft fleet, both for the civilian and military sectors,” Mr Vorobyov said.
“One of the aircraft manufacturing centres, Zhukovsky, is located in the Moscow region, several large aircraft manufacturing enterprises operate, our Ilys, MiGs, and Sukhoi’s are known throughout the world.
“The agreement will contribute to the development of the aircraft industry and increase the competitiveness of domestic aircraft both in the world space and within the country. In addition, these are always very high-tech jobs.”