The production capacities of the domestic aviation industry make it possible to produce the volume of components required for the operation of Tu-204 aircraft, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation told RIA Novosti.
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“The production capacity of the domestic aviation industry makes it possible to produce the volume of components required for the operation of the modification of Tu-204 aircraft, including in the special flight unit” Russia, “the ministry said.
A delegation of Russian parliamentarians flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg on Friday to take part in the events of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, the BRICS Parliamentary Forum and the 137th Assembly of the Ministry of Railways, together with journalists, was removed from the Tu-204 aircraft earlier on Friday, citing technical malfunctions.
The reserve aircraft was provided to the delegation by a special flight unit “Russia”, press secretary of the presidential department Elena Krylova told RIA Novosti later. We also constantly work with the manufacturer and draw the attention of the Ministry of Industry and Trade to a real problem – the creation of mass production of domestic components, she added.