Russian air forces placed an order for 65 Yak-130 operational trainers and 48 of them are already being operated by Borisoglebsk training center, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the Director of Engineering Center of Irkut Corporation, Chief Designer of Yak-130 aircraft, Konstantin Popovich.
"Russian air forces are becoming the largest Yak-130 operator and our primary objective is to maintain the continued airworthiness of Yak-130 fleet", - he said.
"The results to be demonstrated by Yak-130 jets operated by Russian air forces have a great impact on promotion of the vehicle at the global market", - Popovich noted.
"As for foreign customers, we are demonstrating Yak-130 at the biggest exhibition of the South-East region both on static display and in the network of demonstration flights in order to show its performance during pilotage, - the Chief Designer said. – Our primary objective here is to promote our jet on this market. Taking into account the signed contracts, this move comes naturally".