The serial production of Bombardier Q400 aircraft will be launched in Russia in 2015. It was declared by the Managing Director of Aviation Projects of Russian Technologies State Corporation (Rostec), Alexei Fedorov, during a conference dedicated to prospects of Bombardier Q400 aircraft operation, ITAR-TASS reports.
According to him, representatives of the Canadian manufacturer will be responsible for quality control and certification of the aircraft in accordance with Canadian specifications. The planned output of the plant is 24 aircraft per year. The number of Bombardier aircraft operated in the country will reach 250-270 ones by 2030.
Now what will happen with the current Q400 assembly line in Toronto? Is there enough market demand to keep two assembly lines alive? The backlog is pretty small (around 30 aircraft) although Russia agreed to buy 100 aircraft in exchange for the new assembly line.
[Edited 2014-01-24 03:38:58]