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JSC IRKUT CORPORATION AND THYSSENKRUPP SYSTEM ENGINEERING SIGNED THE CONTRACT ON PRODUCTION LINE SUPPLY FOR ASSEMBLING UNITS OF MC-21 AIRLINER
18/082011

JSC IRKUT Corporation and ThyssenKrupp System Engineering, Germany, at the International Aviation and Space Salon - MAKS-2011 signed the contract on supply of a complete set of production line ensuring the assembly of panels and section F5 of MC-21 aircraft with modern digital technologies application.

As per the contract ThyssenKrupp System Engineering will develop, produce and mount a complex of technological systems including positioning and laser measurement systems as well as equipment for automatic riveting panels at the Aviastar-SP aviation plant (Ulyanovsk).

The contract provides the liability of ThyssenKrupp System Engineering for commissioning of assembly line, training of JSC Aviastar-SP’s personnel to operate new equipment, as well as consulting services.

Terms of commissioning of the production line matches the MC-21 program schedule.

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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