Russian officials share plans for import substitution in the aircraft industry. For example, according to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov , "the share of domestically produced aircraft in the fleet of Russian airlines should grow to 81% by 2030."
Briefly outlined the action plan:
- In 2023, mass production of imported Superjet New aircraft will begin, which will be equipped with the Russian PD-8 engine, as well as domestic avionics and systems;
- Foreign aircraft flying over medium and long distances will be gradually replaced by domestic MS-21 and Tu-214;
- Delivery of the first batch of six MS-21 serial aircraft will take place in 2024;
- Delivery of 72 MS-21 aircraft per year will begin in 2029;
- The release of 70 Tu-214 aircraft will take place before 2030.
- The fleet of regional aviation will be expanded. By 2030, 70 Il-114-300 units, up to 140 TVRS-44 Ladoga aircraft and 154 Baikal aircraft will be produced.
However, these far-reaching plans were questioned by the analysts of the Babr channel. There is nowhere further , ”who claim that Deputy Prime Minister Borisov got excited:
“The Superjet New aircraft cannot be produced in 2023, since the PD-8 engine for it still exists in the only experimental version, and no one knows when it will go into production.
The Czech aircraft L-610, which is to be copied in Russia under the name TVRS-44, is planned to be produced at the Ural Civil Aviation Plant only in 2025. And then with the prefix "maybe."
The Il-114-300 aircraft has not even been certified yet, there can be no question of any serial production. Recall that the IL-114 was developed in the 1980s, since 1990 only 20 aircraft have been produced, and the aircraft itself is already hopelessly outdated ... "