As the specialist noted, Russia has a roadmap for import substitution of foreign components in Superjet 100 and MS-21 aircraft, and this work should be fully completed by 2024.
Speaking about the Superjet 100, Gusarov noted that the aircraft was originally created almost entirely from foreign components, so the import substitution program for it is extensive. As for the MS-21, the main systems in it were developed by Russian companies, but foreign individual components were also used in production.
“In fact, today the Russian aviation industry is at such a technological level that allows it to develop and produce absolutely any components. It is enough to look at our combat aviation – it uses only Russian developments and it is very modern and efficient. Since we can do it, create and produce it in combat aviation, why can’t we do it for civilian purposes? Of course, we can and should,” concluded Gusarov.
Earlier in the day, the Roselectronics holding, which is part of the Rostec Corporation, announced that it had developed and created electronic components for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and MS-21 communication equipment. We are talking about a new line of high-frequency vacuum circuit breakers of the polarized type, which is characterized by increased resistance to vibration loads. The devices are suitable for switching high-frequency and ultra-high-frequency electrical circuits as part of radar and communications equipment.
On June 24, Gusarov assessed the advantages of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft in terms of import substitution. The SSJ-100 is a small, short-haul aircraft, he said, so it shouldn’t be compared to Boeing and Airbus, as the companies don’t make such aircraft. In this category, the Brazilian Embraer may be the main competitor, but the SSJ-100 is in no way inferior to it, it is an absolutely modern aircraft.
Speaking about the MS-21, Gusarov said that the aircraft is more modern, more technologically advanced, more comfortable, more economical than Boeing and Airbus. According to him, the MS-21 aircraft “absorbed the latest achievements of science and technology.”
On June 16, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov announced the production of 142 SSJ-New aircraft with an increased number of Russian components, 270 MS-21 aircraft, 70 Il-114-300 aircraft and Tu-214 aircraft, and 12 Il-96-300 aircraft.