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05 June 2024, 10:53

Belarusian enterprises may receive large orders from Russian aircraft industry

IRKUTSK, 5 June (BelTA) - Belarusian enterprises may receive orders worth billions of Russian rubles from the Russian aircraft industry, Director General of the Russian United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar told the media, BelTA has learned. 

Yury Slyusar noted that he had visited Belarus many times, so he knows firsthand that the aircraft industry in the country has been preserved and continues to develop. The Russian side is ready to scale up cooperation in this area as the country is now facing big challenges. Earlier Belarusian enterprises were mainly engaged in repair and modernization of aircraft and production of a small range of components. Now the matter is about a significant expansion of capacities.  

“These orders are billions of [Russian] rubles that we can theoretically place with Belarusian aviation enterprises. These are parts, units that will be used to assemble airplanes. Three to five billion rubles annually,” Yury Slyusar said. 

According to him, the matter is about the production of passenger and transport airplanes.

As BelTA has reported, on 5 June Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko visited Irkutsk Aviation Plant as part of his visit to Irkutsk Oblast of Russia. The company seeks to expand industrial cooperation with Belarus. Implementing joint projects in the aircraft industry became the main topic during the visit of the head of state.

"We want to be integrated into your high-tech processes. This should be our common cause. Belarus and Russia should not be divided. As we often say, this is a product of the Union State," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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