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Свердловская область планирует поставлять самолеты L-410 самому большому региону КНР Sverdlovsk region plans to put the aircraft L-410 in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region of China (XUAR), which is the largest region of the PRC. Prospects of cooperation were discussed at the meeting, the acting Minister of international and foreign economic relations of the region Andrei Sobolev Deputy head of the Xinjiang production and construction corps sun Jianye. About it reported in Department of information policy of the Governor, reports TASS.

“Sverdlovsk region and Xinjiang agreed to intensify cooperation. One of the first joint projects, according to the parties, may be the Xinjiang cooperation with UMMC-Holding. The purpose of the visit of the delegation – the negotiations on the supply in Xinjiang upgraded regional aircraft Let L-410, which is scheduled to begin in the near future in Ekaterinburg at the site of Ural works of civil aviation jointly with the aircraft company “aircraft industries” located in the Czech Republic”, – stated in the message.

According to Sobolev, the interest of the Chinese side to acquire aircraft Let L-410 is a Testament to the effectiveness of the implementation of the orders of the Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev, the government of the region regarding the development of international cooperation and promotion of high-tech products to foreign markets. “UMMC project in partnership with the Czech company, involving the production of aircraft Let L-410 in the region is an excellent example of support in the region to build international cooperative chains, as well as the implementation of the program of the government of the Russian Federation “road map” for the support of access of domestic producers on foreign markets. This aircraft has successfully found its application in the Russian market, now starts his new international history” – gives Department of the word Sobolev.

During the meeting, he also proposed to organize exchange of business delegations, to form packages of specific proposals that will further enable the implementation of cooperative projects. “Knowing about the high industrial potential of the Sverdlovsk region, we want to develop extensive contacts with the region. Collaboration with UMMC will be an important component of this partnership and will have a positive impact on the development of Xinjiang as a whole. We sincerely welcome the leadership of the Sverdlovsk region, its members and companies in Urumqi city,” leads the Department of speech Jianye.

The Department explained that the composition of the Chinese delegation, who arrived in the Urals for business negotiations, also included the President of “Beijing aircraft Corporation” Lin Chuanhui, Vice-President of the “Beijing automobile Corporation” Cai Stoping, General Director of “China aviation service Corporation” Jiao Jiang and other members of the Chinese mechanical engineering business.

L-410 is one of the most popular in the world passenger aircraft for local airlines. Its regular operation started in 1971, only in the Czech Kunovice has built more than 1100 of these boards of various modifications, 862 of them were delivered in the USSR. Now there are certification testing of the new L-410 NG – its range almost doubled to 2,500 km, the most modern engines and avionics. The company plans to produce up to 30 of these aircraft per year. “UMMC-holding” became the owner of 100% stake in Aircraft Industries in 2008 and since then, Russia delivered 45 aircraft type L-410. The volume of investments in localizing the production of 19-seat aircraft L-410 in the Sverdlovsk region in the next two years could exceed 1.2 billion rubles, reported in Department of information policy of the Governor of the region.

At the moment signed framework agreement between UMMC Ekaterinburg and the Ural civil aviation plant (UZGA) the implementation of the localization project L-410. The volume of investments in the next two years may be about 1.2 billion rubles. We are talking about construction at the airport Uktus new buildings and structures for the development of production and the renovation of existing buildings of the airfield, training of personnel, certification of aircraft L-410 Russian production.

The Consulate General of China in Yekaterinburg reported that by the end of 2015, China came in second place among foreign trade partners of the region, he previously took fourth and fifth position. Trade turnover last year compared with the same period of 2014 increased by 7%, while import decreased by 20% and exports grew more than two times. The first quarter of 2016 is no exception to this positive dynamics of trade relations with China, and trade turnover has grown by another 11%. For the first quarter of 2015, the turnover of 127 million 850 thousand dollars, and this year exceeded $ 142 million dollars.

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