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The Future of Industries: What to Buy and What to Produce? Aviation
6 September 2022
12:30—14:00
KEY CONCLUSIONS
Aircraft industry development requires cooperation with Eurasian Economic Union member states

If we think about what would be better – to produce or to buy, we believe that we need to use the potential of the Eurasian Economic Union to the best of our ability. Using the potential of the Eurasian Economic Union member states will help minimize the risk of interrupting import of critical parts from unfriendly countries. <…> At the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the President of the Russian Federation proposed to his colleagues from other member states to cooperate in high-tech industries and paid special attention to aircraft industry. It is no coincidence that in 2021 governments and prime ministers of member states adopted a roadmap to develop cooperation in aircraft industry — Nikolay Kushnarev, Director of the Industrial Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission.

Basically, we are going to back to restoring the cooperation ties of the Soviet Union, because all the plants still exist. We do realize that we can build new cooperation in areas where we have technological sovereignty in knowledge, design documentation, and standards. It will be efficient for us. <…> We have foreign systems fully developed and supplied, but we are not able to service them on our own. We do not have parts. We do not know or have mathematical models that drive those systems. We do not know material standards and do not understand their durability history. We just do not have this information — Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

ISSUES
The need for replacing imported planes and helicopters. Insufficient level of short-/medium-range aviation, especially in the Far East

We need to produce a big portfolio of aircraft of various capacity and range. Russian airlines need to be equipped with them. Our practice shows that a flight becomes cost effective at 80% tickets sold — Igor Chalik, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

We need a whole range of aircraft that could cover all segments in the Far East. <…> There is the local segment that connects district centres in the Far East. It requires small aircraft. There is the interregional segment that connects regions. And there is the long-distance segment. <…> Our biggest headache is the local one. As for flights to Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Magadan, or Kamchatka from Moscow, I believe that all issues with them have been resolved: acceptable tariffs, high frequency and demand. As for local aviation, the situation is quite different — Konstantin Sukhorebrik, General Director, Aurora Airlines.

SOLUTIONS
Certification of technical support companies. Domestic production of planes and helicopters

Roughly 1036 planes will be made by 2030. This is a lot. We hope these plans will be honoured, which will mean that these domestically made planes will replace imported ones. <…> We have identified 244 technical support companies in Russia. It is enough even for such a big country as ours. We started issuing development and manufacturing certificates based on companies’ applications. It helps those organizations develop documentation and issue permits for certain modifications. We have 58 certified developers and 49 certified manufacturers. These are good numbers, though have a lot more applications — Igor Chalik, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

The helicopter fleet in Russia is aging. About 80% of it is helicopters that are over 25 years old. It means that about 50 helicopters will break down before 2030. The helicopter making holding has reached the capacity that can easily cover this need — Alexey Kozlov, Chief Executive Officer, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.

The material was prepared by the Russian news agency TASS