There is a Risk of disruption of the supply of the Voronezh aviation aircraft by combining 2 of the 4 planned An-148 airplanes because of the Ukrainian company said on Thursday, Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov.
"A matter of concern and a number of government contracts in 2015. There is a Risk of disruption of the supply of the Voronezh aviation aircraft by combining 2 of the 4 planned aircraft An-148-100E. The reason for a refusal of delivery main landing gear of the Ukrainian supplier. Now mastered Their production plant of Nizhny Novgorod "GidroMash," said Borisov.
The state contract with the Russian defense Ministry was signed by the KLA (which includes VASO) in may 2013, he provides for the delivery of fifteen aircraft during 2013-2017. For example, in 2013, the military had to get one aircraft, four in 2014 and 2015, 3 in 2016 and 2017. The total amount of the contract amounted to 18 billion rubles. 1st aircraft an-148-100E (registration number RA-61718) was transferred to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation of 6 December 2013.
An-148 - short-haul passenger aircraft, maybe without intermediate stops flights range from 2 to 5 thousand kilometers, is adapted for landing on unpaved airfields. Cruising speed is 800-870 km per hour. Regional aircraft An-148 of the Voronezh aircraft factory since 2009 operated by the airline " Russia ", the WORD " Russia ", " Angara ", the flying detachments of the Ministry of emergency situations and the Ministry of defence. Their total flight time was almost reached 85 thousand hours.