Russian avionics will have EASA certificates


Russian avionics will have EASA certificates

03 March 2014. Russian on-board aircraft electronics for aircraft for the 2015 year may be the first to enter the international market. The Ministry of Industry and Trade summed up the results of a tender to conduct experiments with on-board equipment to obtain an EASA international certificate. The only participant in the competition is the Radioelectronic Technologies concern. All tests will require 3,2 billion rubles, of which the concern will allocate 625 million from its own funds.

Mikhail Bogatyrev, head of the department for production and creation of civil aviation technology of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that the plans of the structure include not only import substitution, but also growth in the export of aviation electronics. A KRET employee explained that the concern is preparing an application for the acquisition of a certificate in the aviation intergovernmental committee.

First of all, we are talking about electronics for the future near-medium-haul Russian passenger plane MS21. Irkut Corporation, being the developer of this type of aircraft, plans that its first copies in 2016 will be on the market, and mass production will start in 2020. Of the 332 contracts for the supply of these aircraft, more than 50 concluded with foreign airlines. The price of one aircraft will be approximately 78 million dollars.

Unlike MC21, another promising Russian passenger aircraft - Superjet100 - completely devoid of Russian electronics, all airborne equipment produced in France.

The designer of electronics for MC21 is planning to use its elements in the future in other models of aircraft - for example, on the military transport carrier Be200.