Russian specialists are considering the possibility of launching mass production of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft in India

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Russian specialists visited a number of Indian enterprises in order to assess the possibility of starting mass production of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft in India, President of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuri Slusar, said at Aero India-2015 airshow held in Bangalor, RIA Novosti reports.

Sukhoi SuperJet 100 is the Russian short-haul airliner seating 98 passengers and having a range of 4400 km. The aircraft performed its maiden flight in May 2008; the first SSJ 100 was put into service in 2011.

“We came to India in order to decide, what can we do in India in the network of “Make in India” program and SSJ 100 project. Moreover, our specialists have already visited a number of Indian enterprises in order to carry out technology audit and they were pleased with the enterprises’ capabilities,” Slusar said.

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