ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
Some more details:
Quote: VORONEZH, June 27 (RIA Novosti) - The Voronezh-based aircraft manufacturer VASO has launched production of an An-148 regional medium-haul plane, the United Aircraft Corporation chief executive said on Friday.
Alexei Fyodorov said the first aircraft would roll off the assembly line before the end of the year.
The Ilyushin Finance aircraft leasing company said five aircraft would be built in 2009, 18 in 2010, and 36 in 2001.
It also said 50 aircraft would be built annually from 2013 onwards.
Ilyushin Finance has signed a contract with the United Aircraft Corporation to buy 34 An-148's in 2008-10 and another 30 in 2011-12, worth a total of 40 billion rubles ($1.6 billion).
In its basic modification, the An-148 is designed to carry 70-90 passengers up to 5,000 kilometers. It costs an estimated $20 million to produce, which is cheaper than Sukhoi's SuperJet-100 (around $28 million).
SFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 393 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
Great news!... But scary header. Latest would sound better
Russian speaking folks in aviation industry avoid using the russian equivalent of "last" (poslednij) -like in "last test flight" - as it implies "last ever".
Just a bit of trivia. Thanks for great news again!
R2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2274 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
Unfortunately, this aircraft enters a very crowded market. It will have a hard time getting sold in the West, and in its traditional "home" market it will compete with the Superjet which seems to have a stronger backing.
Quoting ENU (Reply 2): It also said 50 aircraft would be built annually from 2013 onwards.
I find this a bit optimistic... but still I wish the aircraft good luck.
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4656 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
Quoting Alessandro (Reply 6): Does it, Yakovlev, Sukhoi, Embraer, Bombardier and how else makes jetplanes in this size?
Yakovlev doesn't produce its own airliners anymore, but will participate in the much larger MS-21. Tuoplev wants to start serial production of the 100-126 seat Tu-334, and Mitsubishi will develop the 70-90 seat MRJ