Russia Starts Production of 20 Tu-214 to Replace Boeing and Airbus Jets

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Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has launched production of 20 narrow-body Tu-214 aircraft to replace Boeing and Airbus. the corporation’s head, Yury Slyusar, told TASS on Wednesday.

“In the near future, we have to increase (the pace of production – TASS commented). We have already put 20 Tu-214s into production.”

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An official representative of United Aircraft Corporation clarified that this would be the Tu-214 production schedule for the next few years.

UAC also plans to increase the pace of production of IL-96 long-haul aircraft and IL-76 due to interest from companies, Slyusar added.

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