Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation announced the results of the competition for the title of "Best Russian Exporter 2011" and JSC IRKUT was declared the winner in the aircraft industry nomination.
The contest is held to support exports of industrial products. Winners are determined by the method developed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the basis of enterprises’ consolidated reports of export.
Alexey Fedorov, IRKUT Corporation President said: “By the results of 2008, 2009 and 2010 we were the best exporter of the industry due to stable deliveries to foreign customers of multi-role Su-30MKI, Su-30MKM and Su-30MKI(A) fighters. In 2011 a list of our exports increased by Yak-130 Combat trainer deliveries. Keeping the exports the Corporation plans to increase deliveries of advanced aircraft for the Russian Air Force as well.”
Alexey Fedorov also mentioned that the increased profitability of export contracts makes the solid basis for realization of the MC-21 commercial aircraft program.
JSC IRKUT Corporation is a vertically integrated enterprise providing the full spectrum of aircraft design, manufacture, sales and after-sale support for a wide range of military and civil aircraft.
IRKUT takes the leading position in the Russian aircraft manufacturing and has 15% share of the Russian arms export. The order book of IRKUT as in the beginning of 2012 makes over 6 billion US$. The company’s proceeds came to more than 1.6 billion US$ in 2011 according to IFRS standards. Over the past 10 years proceed of the Corporation grew by more than 3 times.
Being the prime contractor IRKUT Corporation is actively working on the realization of main perspective project of Russian civil aviation – the creation of MC-21 short/mid range family of commercial airliners.