22 Apr 2020 14:01

All Russian aircraft plants resume operations - UAC head

MOSCOW. April 22 (Interfax) - All Russian aircraft plants, primarily those fulfilling government defense orders, are back at work, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) General Director Yury Slyusar said at a meeting of the Russian Machine Builders Union (Soyuzmash)'s Bureau.

"Soyuzmash Vice-President, UAC General Director Yury Slyusar has reported on the status of aircraft plants in a videoconference. In his words, all enterprises of UAC Group fulfilling government contracts, especially defense orders, have resumed operations," the Soyuzmash press service said in a statement.

According to Slyusar, the sector needs support in order to maintain stability in the future.

"It is important to manufacture civilian aircraft, as we expect demand to be restored and the air mobility of the population to grow in the upcoming period, as well as to put defense plants to work for the sake of future deliveries," the statement quoted Slyusar as saying.

All Bureau members pointed out the need to retain the approved amounts of government defense orders, the statement said.

As reported earlier, some Russian enterprises suspended operations in the beginning of the "non-working period" announced on March 30, but began to gradually increase the number of working employees as time passed.