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Airframers booked $16 billion during MAKS-2013 airshow
Russian Aviaton » Tuesday September 3, 2013 18:51 MSK

Airframers have booked over $15.7 billion during MAKS-2013 airshow held in Zhukovsky (Moscow Region), Business-TASS reports. A number of lease agreements for delivery of airliners and helicopters previously ordered by the carriers have not been included in the abovementioned sum.

According to promoters of the airshow, the airframers have booked about $10 billion at MAKS-2011.

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) took the lead in terms of sales at MAKS-2013. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC is a part of UAC) booked orders and commitments for 52 SSJ-100 aircraft (almost $1,9 billion at list prices), another 50 jets of the type have been reserved for a new leasing company, which is being established by Sberbank and SCAC.

Irkut Corporation (part of UAC) added orders for 82 MS-21 aircraft to its backlog (the total value of these contracts is $6.7 billion at list prices).

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Oboronprom Corporation) signed agreements for delivery of 5 Ka-62 and 5 Mi-171A helicopters to Colombia. The list price of one Ka-62 is about $10 million, Mi-171 – around $17 million. Thus the total value of the signed agreements is about $135 million.

Bombardier and Rostech signed a number of agreements and agreed on selling at least 100 Q400 NextGen turboprops in Russia. Half of the airlines will be assembled in Russia by an Ulyanovsk-based joint venture established by the companies (the corresponding agreement was also signed). The amount of the potential contract for delivery of 100 Q400 aircraft may reach $3.4 billion.

Transaero and Engine Alliance (joint venture established by General Electric and Pratt & Whitney) signed a contract for delivery of engines for 4 Airbus A380 aircraft. The total cost of GP7200 engines (at list prices) and work specified in the agreement is over $500 million.

No contracts for delivery of military aircraft have been announced at the airshow. However, President of UAC, Mikhail Pogosyan, said that the corporation’s enterprises signed a number of contracts with the Ministry of Defense for maintenance of its fleet. The total amount of the abovementioned contracts with the MoD is around $3 billion. In addition, Radioelectronic Technologies Concern signed a contract with the MoD for development of electronic warfare suite Khibini-U for Su-30SM fighter. The value of this contract is assessed at $50 million. Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (part of UAC) signed two additional agreements with Basant Aerospace Privet Limited (India) totaling $55 million in the network of a general offset contract with Indian air forces.

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