According to news from Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin , a collaboration with India on the production of the Ilyushin Il-114-300 aircraft is in the works. The project, with a potential for future setting up a Russian-Indian joint venture, has already been presented to Ilyushin Design Bureau and forwarded to India.
The minister stressed the importance of setting up full-scale production in Russia when asked about how the schedule and synchronization of such a project might be carried out. Rogozin continued:
"We believe it is a good aircraft that can be offered up for joint production. At least, we will begin with assembling the aircraft on Indian territory, paving the way for its joint production in India and other countries.Soon a document will be put forward, containing a synchronized schedule on the purchase of aircraft for our air companies, and the production capacities as well.We won’t encourage air companies to use foreign-made aircraft anymore, if this sort of aircraft can be produced in Russia. This is a tough restriction that we employ in order to protect our domestic market. We are a great aviation power and we should be ashamed of buying foreign aircraft for popular routes."
He continued by stressing how the Ilyushin Il-114-300 aircraft should be of high-quality, and with "flying characteristics and image should ensure its high demand domestically and even abroad."
The Ilyushin Il-114-300 is a twin-engine turboprop airliner designed for local routes. Earlier this summer Russian Deputy Trade Minister Alexander Potapov said that Russia offered India to launch production of Ilyushin Il-114-300 regional airliners at India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facilities.