It is being reported that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has just issued instructions for the Russian Defense Ministry and air carriers’ management teams to start looking into replacing the Tu-154, Tu-134 and Ilyushin Il-62M passenger planes with newer Russian counterparts according to the Kommersant. Sources close to the Russian Defense Ministry intimate that consultations are already underway within the industry to identify and select the optimal options. The Russian Defense Ministry and enterprises that comprise of Russian United Aircraft Corporation are to congregate and agree on a sort of road-map in which discussions about which aircrafts will be taken out of circulation and which will be added with a production schedule for the plants involved.
A source within the industry revealed that the “Tu-154 could be replaced by the SSJ 100 short-haul aircraft, and Il-62 and Tu-154 - by the Tu-214 longer-range plane”. Although exact deadlines have not formally been disclosed, sources have confirmed that the minister has ordered the Defense Ministry to upgrade the fleet without attracting additional funding. The crash of the ministry’s Tupolev Tu-154 plane near Sochi on December 25, 2016 looms largely as the main proponent behind this reason for renovating. On that fateful day, the aircraft crashed while en route to Syria and killed 84 passengers with nearly three dozen members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the official choir of the Russian armed forces on board who were scheduled to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here at Just NSN Parts, we have a dedicated and expansive array of aircraft products. We are your one-stop shop and go destination for a simplified sourcing solution. ASAP will ensure that our consumers’ needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner all the while offering cost-effective component solutions therefore improving our negotiation power and profit margins. If you are interested in a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales staff at https://www.justnsnparts.com call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780.