Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is scrutinizing purchase of aircrafts MS-21. The governor of Yamal Dmitry Kobylkin told TASS about it on the St. Petersburg international economic forum. “MS-21 is a mainline aircraft; we count on it, really looking forward to it. We are ready to act similarly as with purchase of “Sukhoi Superjet 100”, it means through the state transport leasing company”, as the head of the region said.
“Yamal Airlines” signed the leasing agreement of aircrafts “Sukhoi Superjet 100” with the state transport leasing company on MAKS-2015. Due to deliveries of domestic aircrafts the carrier planned to stop using of Boeing-737-400. The contract is calculated for delivery of 25 aircrafts by 2018, almost half of them have been received.
MS-21 is the first short and medium-range aircraft, which will be manufactured in the new history of Russia. Earlier only one civil aircraft — regional “Sukhoi Superjet 100” was created “from scratch”, the first flight was fulfilled in 2008, exploitation — since 2011. MS-21 is distinguished with increased range of 6400 kilometers n comparison to 4578 kilometers, and a larger number of seats: in “Sukhoi Superjet 100” it is possible to place maximum 108 passenger seats, in MS-21 – 211 seats. Now the portfolio of orders for MS-21 makes 285 aircrafts, including advanced contracts concluded on 185 of them. “Aeroflot” became the first customer – it is planned that the airline company will have 50 aircrafts MS-21.