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Irkut Corporation has announced its rebranding by presenting a new brand – Yakovlev. The decision has been made in the context of growth of the company’s geography and competencies in civil aviation. All corporate procedures for rebranding will be completed in August this year.
For the last 20 years, Irkut Corporation has come a way from a corporate center under Irkutsk Aviation Plant to a leading civil aircraft designer and manufacturer. Today Irkut is present in 10 cities in 9 regions of the country with more than 20,000 employees and more than 8,000 manufactured planes.
“Russian aircraft engineering is at its critical stage. Following the exit of Boeing and Airbus, we are overcoming the dependence on imports and intend to fully provide our airlines with domestically built aircraft comparable with the global brands in quality, reliability and other specifications. UAC companies shall supply about 500 civil airliners to Russian airlines till 2030. The main load is imposed exactly on Irkut, where 142 regional SSJ-NEWs and 270 Мс-21s will be manufactured. It is fair to say that today the МС-21 and Superjet-NEW programs are on the home stretch. Next year, we are going to supply the first passenger airliners in fully import-substituted design – with domestically made systems, engines and other equipment. The company with a new name will be the supplier of the new airliners,” said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rosteс State Corporation.
Yakovlev Design Bureau has been a part of Irkut Corporation since 2004, and now the whole company will be named after A.S.Yakovlev to commemorate him in the structure of Russian civil aircraft engineering.