CEO of Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (part of Sukhoi Holding Company), Alexander Pekarsh, stated that the enterprise, which manufactures components for Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, does not have any problems caused by sanctions against Russia imposed by USA and EU in connection with the situation in Ukraine, Kommersant-Khabarovsk reports.
Last week USA added a number of Russian defense enterprises to its sanctions list. EU may impose third round sanctions against Russia, which includes restrictions against a number of sectors of Russian economy, this week.
«The sanctions imposed so far affected only some individuals...We don’t have any restrictions in terms of deliveries. We hope that business is what we hang our hats on instead of politics. Nevertheless, the major share of SSJ 100’s components are manufactured in foreign countries», — Pekarsh noted. He also added that “major increase” of the enterprise’s output is caused by expansion of production of SSJ 100 components. «We must reach the output of 60 kits by 2016. This year we will manufacture about 40-46 ones», — the CEO noted.
Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant manufactures a number of components for SSJ 100 airliners, some components are delivered by other Russian enterprises: Novosibirsk Aviation Plant and Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO). However, according to the report of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), major share of components and parts are being imported.
«The share of imports was 74% in 2013. There are no alternative suppliers», — said in the SCAC’s report. 43% out of the 74% are accounted for PowerJet S.A., which delivers SаM146 engines for SSJ 100. «I think that France holds a reasonable position. Other countries are trying to make them cancel deliveries of Mistrals. For now France is carrying out its own political work», — Alexander Pekarsh noted. This week USA protested against deliveries of Mistral helicopter carriers to Russian navy again. Last Tuesday president of France, Francois Hollande, told Reuters that the first ship will be delivered on schedule, adding that delivery of the second one “depends on Russia’s attitude towards the Ukrainian conflict».