15 Aug 2022 16:05

UAC and Aeroflot discussing deliveries of Il-96 planes - UAC general director

KUBINKA, Moscow region. Aug 15 (Interfax) - PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, MOEX: UNAC) and Aeroflot are discussing deliveries of Ilyushin Il-96 airplanes, UAC General Director Yury Slyusar said.

"A decision regarding Il-96 planes has not been made yet. We are continuing to discuss this issue with colleagues. It depends on how the situation unfolds from the market's standpoint," Slyusar told reporters on the sidelines of the Army 2022 forum on Monday.

When asked how many Il-96 planes may be delivered, Slyusar said that "if we start producing it [this type of plane], it will be 2-3 planes a year at the most."

The program intended to supply Aeroflot with 300 planes of other types, such as Superjet 100, MC-21, Tupolev Tu-214, and Il-114-300, has already been agreed, he said.

"The Aeroflot air carrier and we have agreed the program of deliveries on a yearly basis. I'd like to remind you that another, let's say, two and a half types have been added to the types of airplanes, Superjet and MC-21, which we considered before. It is the Tu-214, the deliveries of which may start in 2023-2024, and the Il-114, which also should replace Western-made regional aircraft," Slyusar said.

"We have discussed the contract to a large extent. The program has been prepared. In the near future, we will announce the signing of this contract with them," he said.