Experimental design work on import substitution of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft under existing contracts with the Ministry of Industry and Trade will cost approximately 50 billion rubles, excluding engines. Vedomosti writes about this with reference to a representative of the aircraft manufacturer, the Irkut company (part of the Rostec United Aircraft Corporation) on Wednesday, June 22.
The interlocutor said that this work began back in 2019, and now “it has routinely approached the stage of assembling the first prototypes.”
The publication got acquainted with the list of main components for the imported version of the aircraft – SSJ-New – and the companies that should produce them. In total, the list contains 64 items of components: these are air conditioning systems, equipment for hydraulic and anti-icing systems, devices for the cabin and cockpit, electronic and emergency equipment. 24 manufacturers will work on import substitution, among which there are Rostec structures – Aeropribor Voskhod and the Moscow Institute of Electromechanics and Automation, as well as private firms.
An Irkut representative said that more than 30 Russian companies from various industries are involved in the supply of components. The list of Russian suppliers has already been determined on a competitive basis, contracts have been concluded for most of the positions.
The source of the publication in the industry said that due to the short timeframe and the importance of the tasks set, the list of project participants can be updated and supplemented, but the main thing is to achieve the optimal ratio of prices and terms.
The representative of Irkut added that they are going to certify the SSJ-New in 2023, and in 2024 a full-fledged mass production should be launched in Komsomolsk-on-Amur with a supply volume of about 20 aircraft per year.
On June 16, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, announced that Russian airlines would receive more than a thousand aircraft for civil aviation. According to him, it is planned to produce 142 SSJ New aircraft with an increased number of Russian components.
On June 13, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced that the launch of mass production of Russian aircraft of various classes would take three to five years.
The current version of the SSJ100 consists of 50–75% imported components. The start of development of a new version of the aircraft became known in 2020. In December 2020, Sergey Chemezov, General Director of the Rostec State Corporation, told reporters that 97% of foreign components will be replaced in SSJ New.
Superjet liners have been operated by 11 Russian airlines since 2011, including Rossiya and its parent company Aeroflot. The maximum aircraft can carry 103 passengers.