Russia’s Transport Ministry to Spend $77 Mln on Sukhoi Airplanes

Dmitry Grishkin / Vedomosti

The Russian government plans to allocate 5 billion rubles ($77 million) to the Transport Ministry to purchase Sukhoi Superjet-100 and Let L-410 airplanes, the RBC news website reported Wednesday, citing a government decree.

The document does not specify how many airplanes will be purchase with this money, but states that all of them will later be rented and leased out. 

The move is intended to stimulate the demand for airplanes made in Russia, the decree states. It also aims to provide Russian airlines with modern planes, boost Russia’s small aircraft market, improve the accessibility of remote Russian regions, and save jobs in the aircraft industry.

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