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Putin instructed to establish mass production of corn substitutes
President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian government to consider the design and launch of serial production of the Baikal aircraft. They intend to actively use it in air transportation in the Far East.
In the assignment, Putin also pointed out the need for certification of Baikal, he asked for special attention to be paid to the volumes and sources of funding for these works. The president also instructed to work out issues on creating conditions for organizing air traffic for remote regions of the Far Eastern Federal District and prepare proposals to reduce the final cost of aviation kerosene in the Far East.
Plane "Baikal" planned create a replacement outdated An-2 - "Corn". Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev, who proposed creating a regional airline in the Far East, said that this is possible only in case of start in Buryatia, the continuous production of light-engine aircraft.