Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation, and Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, launched the project for building an aircraft assembling facility and an aerodrome for experimental aviation in Tatarstan. The construction will begin in 2020, and commissioning of the facility is scheduled for 2022.
The new enterprise will assemble T-500 and other airplanes based on this model, including two-seat and unmanned versions. The experimental aviation airfield will allow performing function check flights and trial flights of the newly produced airplanes in the immediate vicinity of the production workshops.
‘Creating modern production facilities and competitive civilian products is one of the key objectives of Rostec State Corporation. High-tech production facility capable of manufacturing up to 100 aircraft per year will be opened to produce cutting-edge multi-functional T-500 airplane, and the total investment will be about 2.5 billion rubles. T-500 has a broad scope of application, including aerial chemical works, facilities monitoring, and forest protection. I am sure that the aircraft will be in demand not only in Russia, but also abroad, in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the CIS,’ said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation.
The project is implemented by Rostec State Corporation jointly with the Republic of Tatarstan under the agreement on creation and implementation of the Russian national system of aerial chemical works in Tatarstan, which was signed at MAKS-2017. A plot of land for the facility construction has been allocated by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan. The territory of the enterprise will be included in ‘Innopolis’ special economic zone, allowing it to benefit from the appropriate preferential conditions, including tax relief.
The key elements of the airframe costruction made of domestic composite materials will be manufactured by Obninsk Research and Development Enterprise ‘Tekhnologhia’ n.a. A.G. Romashin (part of Rostec State Corporation). The project will be managed by Tekhnologhia’s subsidiary Aeropraktika LLC. Residents of the SEZ ‘Innopolis’ will also participate in the project; they will develop software for the project of creating of the Russian national system of aerial chemical works.
Rostec is a Russian State Corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation that are currently part of 15 holding companies and 80 directly managed organizations specializing in manufacturing military-industrial, civilian and dual-purpose products. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 million rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. According to Rostec strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.