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JSC IRKUT CORPORATION AND DÜRR SYSTEMS GMBH SIGNED THE CONTRACT ON THE MC-21 PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY LINE SUPPLY
18/082011

JSC IRKUT Corporation and Dürr Systems GmbH, Germany, signed the contract on supply of a complete set of production line ensuring the assembly of MC-21 aircraft with modern digital technologies application at the International Aviation and Space Salon - MAKS-2011.

As per the contract Dürr Systems GmbH will develop, produce and mount a complex of technological systems including positioning and laser measurement systems controlled by special software at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant – a subsidiary of IRKUT Corporation.

The contract provides the liability of Dürr Systems GmbH for commissioning of assembly line, training of IRKUT’s personnel to operate new equipment, as well as consulting services.

Terms of commissioning of the production line matches the MC-21 program schedule. It will allow to assemble serial aircraft as well as first examples of MC-21 designed for flight and static tests with modern digital technologies application. For the first time such technology will be applied in Russia. It will facilitate the timely certification of MC-21 aircraft and will allow to reach rapidly the planned rate of serial production.

The contract provides for the wide range of Russian companies to be involved in tooling manufacturing for the assembly line.

MC-21 program envisages the creation of short/mid range airliner family with wide range of operational capabilities focused on Russian and international markets of civil aircraft.

The prime contractor of the program – JSC IRKUT Corporation. Creation of the family of aircraft is provided by the current federal target program «Development of civil aviation of Russia».

MC-21 technical performance will exceed the currently operated aircraft. Implementation of modern technologies will provide 12-15% operational costs reduction, the increase of comfort level as well as high level of flight safety.
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