Russia in talks with Mahindra over aviation partnership

Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov has said his country is talking to Mahindra and Mahindra for partnership for the MC 21 civil aviation aircraft.

Speaking at the International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) organised by EEPC India, he said, “We have a very good example of a modern aircraft, the Sukhoi super jet project.”

“We are open to both exporting it to the Indian market as well as localising some of the components production. We are working on another civil aviation project, the MC 21 aircraft which is scheduled to have its first flight soon and we are having talks with Indian aerospace company Mahindra and Mahindra,” he added.

“I think they can also be a part of the MC 21 project, both for manufacturing some components and producing the interiors for the aircraft,” he added.

“We are currently having another project for 2114 (commercial) aircraft for regional airlines. We think that it is really compatible with the Indian market. It has a lot of demand for the Indian market and we are open to both Mahindra and Mahindra and other aerospace companies to manufacture components for this aircraft in India,” he stated.

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