According to an announcement from Russia’s Rostec corporation, serial commercial production of the new MC-21 passenger jets will begin in 2020.
Back in August, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov commented that MC-21 passenger jet production would hopefully start in 2021. But, the new statement says the first deliveries will be made in 2021.
An adviser to the director-general of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) told reporters recently, that UAC plans to manufacture six MC-21 passenger planes in 2021 and twice as many in 2022, bringing the output to 72 aircraft by 2025.
The plan calls for the manufacture of six planes in 2021, twelve in 2022, and 25 in 2023. It is planned to bring the MC-21 output to 72 a year by 2025.
UAC’s CEO said in mid-November that the corporation planned to increase the production of medium-haul single-aisle versions of the passenger planes to 120 a year. So far, the corporation is capable of manufacturing 70 such aircraft a year.
UAC has a portfolio that includes orders for 175 MC-21 planes, with the biggest client being Russia’s flagship air carrier Aeroflot, which has a contract for 50 such aircraft.