The fuselage of the first aircraft MS-21 is assembled on 90%, start of serial production is planned for 2017, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the process of the teleconference CEO of the aviation company "Irkut" Alexander Veprev.
"in the near future is Expected to obtain from subcontractors chassis and two composite wing and dock these elements, after which the aircraft will be transferred to the next station ", – the words Veprev " information Agency ".
in early July, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at MAKS in Zhukovsky in the last month of summer for the first time will show the newest aircraft Yak-242 (MS-21)." for as long as Max fly will not, because as long as he without the filling, as long as the Fuselage is assembled, a portion of the avionics, all the inner systems ", – Rogozin said. Remember, at the end of June, China expressed readiness to develop with Russia wide-body aircraft. Prior to this, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has informed that the total of wide-body long-haul aircraft of Russia and China has the ability to be created on the host to continue range aircraft MS-21. In June of last year Russia and China have signed a number of major infrastructure projects, for example, came to an agreement on the shared project of creating a new long-haul wide-body aircraft and helicopters carrying up To fifteen tons. In November past year, the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu met with Deputy Chairman of the Central military Commission of China Xu Selenom, in which process said that the military cooperation between 2 countries is of particular importance. MAX-2015 is held in Zhukovsky from 25 to 30 August. It is planned that the event will be attended by delegations in over 80 countries, and in the exposition will be attended by more than 600 Russian organizations and more than 150 foreign organizations. Certain countries will not be represented at the air show – these include, in particular, Israel and Ukraine.