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PRESS: US sanctions disrupt imports of materials for MC-21 wings

MOSCOW, Jan 10 (PRIME) -- U.S. sanctions against a composite materials producer belongingtoRussias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and a firm belonging tostate industrial corporation Rostec have stopped imports of materials forMC-21 planes wings from Japan and the U.S., Kommersant business daily reported on Thursday.

A source told the daily that the remaining materials can be used to produce six more planes. Ways to solve the problem including imports substitution are being discussed. Production of MC-21 planes can be delayed to 2025 or later.

A representative of Rostec said that the problem is baseless as there are reliable foreign composite materials suppliers and own solutions.

A representative of Vice Prime Minister Yury Borisovs office said that the government is aware of the situation and sees no problems for implementation of the MC-21 medium-range aircraft project.

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10.01.2019 11:07
 
 
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