Borisov did not rule out the dismantling of foreign aircraft to continue flights
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, foreign aircraft can be dismantled as the fleet degrades. Earlier, he said that it would take 3-5 years to organize mass production of Russian aircraft of various classes
Part of the foreign aviation fleet in Russia can be dismantled for spare parts as the fleet degrades. This was announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov (who oversees industry in the government). spare parts, and this must be provided for, but the calculations of the Ministry of Transport show that we will live for quite five years on the operation of this fleet, — he said.
He also did not rule out that the regime of Western sanctions against Russia could last more than a decade. “I have no illusions that after the end of hostilities, all sanctions will be lifted immediately. It is nonsense. This is not for a year, not for two, but maybe for ten or more years, — said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Since the end of February, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union and other countries have imposed restrictions on the flights of Russian airlines. The European Union also imposed a ban on the export to Russia of goods and technologies used in the aviation and space sectors, as well as a ban on insurance and maintenance of goods related to these industries.
American manufacturer Boeing has temporarily stopped maintenance and support of Russian airlines and the supply of spare parts to them. Following him, similar measures were taken by the European manufacturer Airbus.
According to the Ministry of Transport, as of mid-March, out of 1,367 aircraft of Russian airlines, 739 were registered in foreign registries. The head of the ministry, Vitaly Savelyev, said earlier that 78, or about 10% of all foreign aircraft in the country, were arrested abroad.
In mid-March, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the possibility of registering rights to foreign aircraft located in leasing from Russian companies,— this will allow airlines to keep the fleet of foreign aircraft and use them on domestic routes.
At the end of April, Kommersant citing sources in the Ministry of Transport, AEVT and two airlines, he wrote that, according to the negative scenario of the program for the development of the Russian air transport industry until 2030, from the second half of 2022, the fleet of foreign aircraft in the country will begin to decrease intensively and the dismantling of aircraft for spare parts will ensure the airworthiness of the remaining in the operation of the fleet. According to the newspaper's source in the Ministry of Transport, from half to two thirds of foreign aircraft are under the threat of dismantling.
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Russia currently does not produce 100% localized aircraft. Regional Superjet 100s fly on Russian-French engines, and new mainline MS-21s with PD-14 engines are still undergoing certification. Borisov previously said that the organization of serial production of Russian aircraft of various classes “in the right quantity” it will take 3 & ndash; 5 years.
«During this time, we must use our chance to massively increase the production of the MS-21, Superjet New and Tu-214 models in order to saturate the market with various types of short-haul and long-haul aircraft,&mdash ; he said.— To this we must add the IL-96. So that all transportation is carried out on our domestic aircraft.
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