The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that by 2030 the total volume of purchased aircraft will amount to 2.5 trillion rubles. According to him, quoted by TASS, more than 200 billion rubles will be allocated from the National Welfare Fund (NWF) in the next three years to advance purchases and start construction of new aircraft.
Mr. Manturov also told reporters at the Zhukovsky air show that President Vladimir Putin supported a scheme in which 60% of government support for purchases in the aviation industry would be allocated from the NWF, and 40% from extra-budgetary sources.
Today, July 20, the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS-2021) kicked off, which is traditionally held in Zhukovsky near Moscow. The event will run until July 25. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Putin said that Russian aviation has great potential, and the aircraft industry continues to create modern technology.
According to him, modern, efficient and safe Russian aircraft will help domestic airlines meet the growing demand for flights and strengthen Russia’s position as one of the leaders in the aerospace industry on the international market. As part of his visit to the air show, the President was shown a new Russian Checkmate fighter developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.
More details about the plans to support the sales of domestic aircraft – in the material of “Kommersant”.