American companies will lose $ 2 million on each manufactured domestically produced MS-21 aircraft due to failure to supply composites. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov at the Eastern Economic Forum.
MS-21 is a Russian medium-haul aircraft with a capacity of 163 to 211 passengers. Initially, the components for the wing were supplied by the American Hexcel and the Japanese Toray Industries. However, in January 2019, the companies stopped deliveries due to US sanctions against Aerocomposite JSC, which is part of the United Aircraft Corporation, which develops the MS-21, as well as ONPP Tekhnologiya named after Romashin JSC (a Rostec structure).
Then the UAC announced that they were developing a technology for manufacturing structures from domestic materials together with Rosatom, the All-Russian Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM), Moscow State University and private companies.
After that, the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, announced that the launch date for the MS-21 in mass production was shifted by a year – from the end of 2019 to the end of 2020. Kommersant wrote that the refusal to supply American composites threatens to postpone the start of mass production to 2025. In fact, it will be so: Denis Manturov said that commercial deliveries of the MS-21 will only begin in 2025.