SINGAPORE, February 13 (RIA Novosti) – Russian aircraft makers are expected to manufacture about 150 military and civilian aircraft in 2014, a government official said Thursday.
“The plan for 2014 stipulates production of over 100 combat aircraft and 46 civilian planes, including 40 Sukhoi Superjets,” said Andrei Boginsky, who heads the aviation construction department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
In 2013, Russia built a total of 132 aircraft, including 100 military and 32 civilian planes.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Singapore Air Show, Boginsky said that Russia currently makes two Superjet 100 planes every month.
“We have to boost production to three Superjets per month in order to meet our delivery obligations,” he said.
The Superjet 100 is a short-medium haul passenger aircraft developed by Sukhoi in cooperation with US and European aviation corporations, including Boeing, Snecma, Thales, Messier Dowty, Liebherr Aerospace and Honeywell.
Sukhoi has so far received over 200 orders for Superjet 100 airliners.