PARIS, 18 June 2013. United Aircraft Corp.’s (UAC’s) Su-35C advanced multirole jet fighter is making its world premiere at the 50th Anniversary Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, this week.
Russian military aviation is also represented by UAC’s Yak-130 combat trainer jet and civil aviation is highlighted with the latest version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft as well as the МС-21 airliner program. Both the Su-35C and Yak-130 are performing in the flying program and are available to view in the static display.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft, with interiors developed by Italian design bureau Alenia Aemacchi and Pininfarina, will also be in the static display in the colors of the Mexican airline Interjet. The carrier has 20 of the aircraft on order, and is the first Western airline to have selected the Superjet.
The latest Russian aviation programs, such as the Perspective Multirole Fighter, heavy cargo aircraft Il-76MD-90A, Multirole Transport Aircraft program, and other new developments in various market segments are on display on UAC’s stand at the Air Show (Hall 2А, stand В197-198).
A full-scale mockup of the MC-21 airliner’s cockpit and passenger cabin is located in a separate pavilion, representing the latest Russian achievements in civil aviation. The MC-21 airliner under development will enable airlines to reduce operational costs by 15 percent, compared to existing aircraft in the same market segment.
UAC currently has contracts for over 300 military aircraft with the Russian Ministry of Defence, having delivered 35 aircraft in 2012, with a further 70 due by the end of 2013. By 2020, UAC anticipates that its sales of civil aircraft sales will surpass those of military aircraft due to increasing Sukhoi Superjet 100 production volumes, backed by confirmed orders for the type, and the planned MC-21 production.
UAC has invested approximately 200 million euros in opening two new production facilities that will specialize in production of world-class aircraft components made of composite materials.