Ups and downs

Piotr Butowski reviews results of Russia’s aircraft industry for 2017

ANNOUNCING THE results of the Russian aircraft industry on December 28, Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the defence industry Dmitry Rogozin said 139 aircraft and 214 helicopters were delivered to the domestic and export markets in 2017. These numbers included 31 aircraft and 64 helicopters to the civilian market. Rogozin also said 930 aircraft engines were made.

However, according to known preliminary data, only 121 aircraft were delivered, meaning Rogozin’s numbers probably include aircraft that underwent major overhaul and upgrade.

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