The newest Russian liner MC-21 may fall under the new sanctions

Recently we Reportedhow the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government, Yuri Borisov, announced the testing of the medium-range airliner Irkut MS-21 (“14st Century Mainline Aircraft”) with the new Russian PD-21 engines at a meeting devoted to the implementation of the production program of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant (a branch of Irkut Corporation PJSC) ) And so, at the same meeting, he talked about the continuing risks of new Western sanctions regarding the MS-XNUMX project.

In connection with the entry into force in September 2018 of new US restrictions on trade with Russian companies, including JSC Aerocomposite and JSC UEC-Aviadvigatel, serious prerequisites have been created for putting pressure on the MS-21 program

- said Borisov.

Borisov said that the Americans had already banned the supply of composite materials for the production of the MC-21 wing, and also blocked the supply of titanium fasteners and machines for laying dry carbon tape.

The risks of introducing new sanctions remain

- said Borisov.

It should be noted that the implementation of the MS-21 project has already been postponed several times. Initially, the mass production of the MS-21 was planned for 2017. But in March 2019, Borisov assured the public that the mass production of the MS-21 would definitely begin in 2021. Then he was optimistic about import substitution and the creation of a domestic composite wing for the MS-21.

As for the information on the details of titanium (fasteners), it is not entirely clear to us how such (US sanctions) can take place at all. Indeed, the Russian metallurgical company VSMPO-Avisma Corporation JSC (Verkhnyaya Salda Metallurgical Production Association) is the largest titanium producer in the world (45%). The company delivers to more than 300 companies in 48 countries. The most famous titanium buyers from Russia are: Boeing, Airbus, SNECMA, Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Embraer. And all these companies order not only titanium steel, but also finished parts.

However, how the United States can affect products made of Russian titanium, Borisov did not specify. At the same time, we want to remind you that a controlling stake (50% + 1 share) of VSMPO-Avisma Corporation JSC is owned by the management, and Rostec state corporation is just a blocking stake (25% + 1 share).
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  1. Valentine Offline
    Valentine (Valentin) 7 July 2019 15: 01
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    Now everything that can go from Russia to the world market will be slowed down and hacked for various reasons and pretexts - this is a direct and clear threat to the US economy. They took up arms against our defense industry seriously and for a long time, and now they need to “nail” our civilian products, which are already able to compete with foreign products. And in this they are helped by the Chubais-Kudrinskaya liberna.
  2. Alles-51 Offline
    Alles-51 (Alexander) 7 July 2019 17: 21
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    Problems with titanium FROM USA?!? It sounds wild ... However, this is also possible - provided that the cunning scheme of the "oncoming flow" works, when the corporation allegedly purchases certain parts there from "its own" raw materials, but in reality ... Checking such a scheme would be oh how beneficial to some of our organs.
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  4. Hayer31 Offline
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 8 July 2019 00: 04
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    The gut is thin, they say. Prohibit the sale of titanium in the United States - and Boeing will die, an eye for an eye. But no - we are afraid ...
  5. DPN Offline
    DPN (DPN) 9 July 2019 07: 56
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    It was enough for us to destroy the USSR, in order to destroy its factories and sit on SANCTIONS!