Russia may restart aircraft production in Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Ali Mustafayev - Trend:
Russian entrepreneurs are considering the possibility of launching production of components for aircraft at the former Tashkent Aviation Production Association named after V.P. Chkalov, a correspondent of Sputnik Uzbekistan news agency reported.
During a business forum in Tashkent, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia Vladimir Padalko said that today, Uzbekistan and Russia have a huge variety of projects, which can be implemented jointly.
“An oil pipeline, which will connect Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as a new oil refinery, will soon be commissioned,” he said. “Entrepreneurs are even thinking of doing something at the aviation plant in Tashkent for the aviation industry Russia.”
It should be noted that serial production of the Ilyushin Il-114 aircraft was carried out at the plant in Tashkent until 2012. A total of 17 aircraft were produced. Significant changes were made to the design of the Uzbek version of Il 114-100, in contrast to the basic one. So, it is equipped with avionics of the Rockwell Collins company, aircraft engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada, air screws from Hamilton Sundstrand and auxiliary power unit from Honeywell.
The possibility of launching serial production of the Il-114-300 turbo-prop aircraft in 2020-2021 is actively discussed in Russia. In total, for 10 years - from 2021 to 2029 - it is planned to produce about 100 aircraft, 12 aircraft per year. Production is planned to be established at the Sokol plant in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod city and in Lukhovitsy town.