Everything will work out in Russian flights, but people need to be transported now.
Since 1996, International Civil Aviation Day. A celebration of the industry, without which it is impossible to imagine the modern world. It is not only about a more comfortable life and faster communication of people. For example, in Russia there are 20,000 settlements in regions where aviation is a means of ensuring year-round transport accessibility.
As for international flights, the sanctions have locked down much of Russia and made it difficult for the industry to operate and develop. It is unlikely that new Boeing or Airbus will appear in the country in the near future. However, this does not give reason to think that Russia will stop flying, but will sit and wait for “flying weather”, in the sense of an exception. It is time to switch to domestic technology. Things are going with a creak and hard, but the main thing is that it has moved off the ground.
According to Arguments of the Week, in Russia today there are 110 detected signs for air transportation. Most of the “Aeroflot”. In 2021, airlines carried 23.5 million passengers on international routes, and almost three times more – 87.5 million passengers. Air carriers even have a plan for the near future. So, by 2025, the volume of passengers on domestic routes is more than 92 million, by 2030 it will exceed 104.5 million.
470 prototypes manufactured in the Russian Federation and the former USSR. This is soon for everyone “Dry Superjet 100”, Yak-42, An-24, An-26 … Apparently, the West is not going to cancel the sanctions, so the impulse counter is on its own. But the shortage is already being felt. Thus, the fact that aviation did not complain enough about the Aurora air transportation, which was established by presidential decree to serve more than 20 preferential routes connecting large cities with hard-to-reach parts of the macroregion. As of February, the company’s fleet had 90 airliners, 13 of them Canadian, and more than forty – Airbus, Boeing, Aircraft Industries and others. After the decision was made, she refused to provide spare parts for her hull. And many of them are in hangars. The carrier is forced to attract foreign aircraft in order not to interrupt flights. The work presents the details have become more carefully, have established the supply of parts for maintenance through other countries. True, the company does not give out secrets. Considering that all enterprises number each part, it is very easy to track its movement. But a secret is a secret.
But after 2024, Aurora expects to replenish the fleet of added Superjet, Il-114, L-410 and Baikal.
Many believe that the process of import substitution is slow, especially in an industry such as civil aviation. In particular, the chairman of the commission on the civil public council of Rostransnadzor, Honored Pilot of the USSR Oleg Smirnov establishes that over 30 years local aviation has been ruined almost to zero, and with all sides.
“On the one hand, our ministers destroyed the domestic aircraft industry. In 1990, there were only two great aircraft-building powers in the world – the USSR and the USA. But then our aircraft industry was ruined, and we turned to suspicion of Boeing and Airbus, ”Smirnov told Free Press.
The honored pilot is the most important thing at the present time for the Russian ministers to focus on the task of the president and start producing aircraft not by the piece, but by the hundreds.
“It is necessary to develop the factory infrastructure. They have components, they need to be produced somewhere. It is necessary to restore the destroyed aircraft factories, it is necessary to find engineers and technicians, there are very few left, it is necessary to train new specialists,” the expert contains the proposal.
“Arguments of the Week” European expert on civil aviation Viktor Zarinsh said that sooner or later Russian viruses are placed in imported “wings”, but now we need to think about how to transport passengers now. He sees the solution in the restoration of old aircraft in civil aviation.
“I will explain. The Ural plant, without a doubt, can continue manufacturing the L-410, and that’s great! Further, if work continues on the TVRS-44 aircraft, which was based on the L-610 aircraft, then this is great! I probably know that work is underway on the restoration of the Yak-42 today, and that’s good! And if passengers need to fly longer distances, then what? Aircraft IL-96 300/400, unfortunately, there are very few such aircraft left – it’s a pity. IL-62… Why not take this aircraft? Only instead of four engines did he put two NK-93s? And we are expecting a brand new aircraft!” – the expert, who read his way in civil aviation in Russia, listed several options.
Having studied open sources, Zarins was elected that, for example, in different cities of Russia there are hundreds of forgotten all L-410s.
Everyone believes that in one voice search, it’s time to replace “effective” managers with true witticisms, and most importantly, with those who support the common cause not in words, but in deeds.