21 Apr 2022 12:47

Kazan aircraft plant plans to make 3 Tu-214 passenger jets in 2023 - Tatarstan PM

KAZAN. April 21 (Interfax) - The Kazan Gorbunov Aviation Plant, a Tupolev affiliate and part of Rostec, plans to manufacture three Tupolev Tu-214 passenger aircraft in 2023, Tatarstan Prime Minister Alexei Pesoshin said at a meeting of Tatarstan's legislature on Thursday.

"There is a directive now to make three planes next year and then seven and ten in 2025 and 2026 respectively. Here we go, twenty planes have been mentioned thus far," Pesoshin said in reply to a question from a local lawmaker.

Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said earlier that Russia planned to gradually bring the annual production of Tu-214 airliners to ten amid Western sanctions. Rostec said about 70 planes were to be manufactured by 2030.

The Tu-214 is a medium-haul narrow-body passenger airliner, a variant of the Tu-204. Its seating capacity is 210 passengers with a range of up to 6,500 kilometers. Russia started its limited-scale production in 1996. The plane's principal operator is the Rossiya Special Flight Squadron, which specializes in transporting top government officials.