An aeronautical cluster should be built in Alabuga SEZ in Tatarstan —

An aviation cluster may appear in the Alabuga special economic zone in Tatarstan. President of the Republic Rustam Minnikhanov said this during a meeting with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

“A United Aircraft Engineering Corporation machining center project with a capacity of one million products per year can become the anchor resident,” Minnikhanov said.

According to him, the project will help substitute imports for the aviation sector. The head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has meanwhile declared himself ready to support the project, indicates the press service of the President of Tatarstan.

Manturov reminded the audience that according to the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Rostec company was preparing a set of investment projects aimed at providing aircraft production within the framework of cooperation. The aviation cluster project in Tatarstan can be implemented within the framework of this complex.

It should be recalled that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said in March that the country’s authorities were discussing the possibility of manufacturing as few as 10 Tu-214 aircraft per year at the Kazan Gorbunov Aviation Plant. According to him, Aeroflot, Red Wings and other airlines could use these planes.

It became known in early April that the United Aircraft Engineering Corporation had launched production of 20 Tu-214 aircraft. The company’s general manager, Yury Slyusar, explained that these planes were to replace foreign Boeing and Airbus planes. A few days later, on April 8, it was learned that United Aircraft Engineering Corporation intended to manufacture 70 Tu-214 aircraft until 2030.

Two weeks ago, Prime Minister of Tatarstan Alexey Pesochin said that the Kazan Aviation Plant (part of Tupolev PJSC) was preparing to manufacture three Tu-214 aircraft in 2023. “Then seven and 10 in 2025-2026 with an additional production of 20 planes at the same time.


The Kazan Gorbunov Aircraft Plant (a subsidiary of Tupolev) manufactures a limited amount of Tu-214, 2-3 aircraft per year at best.

Tatiana Dyomina


Rose D. Jones