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Clash of the Titans, or who will be the first on the market
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Clash of the Titans, or who will be the first on the market

Clash of the Titans, or who will be the first on the market



8 June this year, in Irkutsk, large crowds, journalists and officials was rolled out first collected on the unification of "Irkut" experienced short- medium-range aircraft MS-21 national assembly. The buzz surrounding this aircraft began in the design stage. It was stated that this is the first in many years of inactivity of the domestic civil aircraft, fully skomplektovat from civil domestic passenger aircraft parts.


Our piece of the pie

Why mid-range? And why narrow-body? It seems that this is the only segment of the international air transport market, where we still have a chance to take the lead position, if not, then at least a decent place for the mighty air power.

Recall that lies behind the definitions of "narrow-body" and "medium-range".

single-aisle aircraft - Passenger plane diameter of the fuselage, which is no longer 4 meters. Of course, single-aisle aircraft for widebody passenger yield. Thus, the largest narrow-body aircraft Boeing 757-300 289 accommodate passengers. The family of single-aisle aircraft include Tu-134, Tu-154, IL-62. The modern can be called Boeing 737, Airbus A320 other.

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Mid-range aircraft.

In the world of air transport has long been the practice adopted by the Armed Forces Classification in range of their flight. Total classified 4 aircraft type:

Long Trunk able to fly more than 6000 km.

Average main - Overcoming of 2500 6000 km away.

Near Trunk - From the 1000 2500 km away.

Local air lines (IAL) to 1000 km.

So, the medium-haul segment, it is the hottest segment in the international air transport market. Strategists from the government and the KLA (the Russian United Aircraft Corporation) decided in this segment to move the long and firmly settled there Boeing and Airbus. As far as possible, time will tell, but the fact that it will be very difficult, it is possible to predict now, without referring to astrologers and seers.


Some statistics

Boeing 737 most mass passenger plane in the history of passenger aircraft in the world. By April 2016 it was raised eight thousandth aircraft of this family. Yet the firm orders portfolio 4000. The plane is made with 1967 years. In fact, this is not one of the aircraft mark, and the whole family, consisting of ten modifications 737-th model. Flying the number of aircraft of this modification is so great that at any one time (including the time when you are reading these lines) in the air all over the world fly around 1200 aircraft of this brand. And every 5 seconds necessarily takes off or sits one B737 in the world.

No less popular around the world and the plane A320 family. Since 1988, the European consortium «Airbus SAS» offers a line of this machine. A320 more modern unlike B737, suffice it to say that it is on the plane of the brand was first introduced FBWCS wire control system, in English fly-by-wire. This car became more widespread use of composite materials in the construction, began to pay more attention to efficiency and engine parameters such as the low noise and environmental friendliness. The last decade in densely populated Europe, the last parameters are paying very close attention, restrictions. It is because of these limitations, several of our aircraft types have blocked access to European Sky.

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Boeing Company perennial rival Airbus, trying to keep up and offers very competitive aircraft 737-Series is the world's airlines. Due to the recent global economic crisis, and due to the constant rise in price of jet fuel, special attention was paid to aircraft efficiency, engines with lower fuel consumption. Both firms compete, and on these parameters, and the purchasing countries now there are plenty to choose from. What is called, offers aircraft for every taste and color.


Chinese piece of cake

The situation in the market has recently become complicated rolling out of the assembly hangar Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Corporation of China COMAC medium-haul aircraft C919. This is the first passenger aircraft, manufactured in China with 1983, after the close of the development program of Shanghai Y-10. In fairness it should be noted that C919 not purely Chinese design, avionics, navigation and computer systems, data recorders and other equipment, Chinese developers produce or jointly with US and European concerns, or they come to clean the development of these companies. So called C919 fully develop the Chinese can not. Although the world practice shows that the joint development efforts of several companies from different countries to give good results. This can be seen, at least, by the example of our SSJ 100, which is produced by the efforts of firms in several countries.

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Despite the fact that the Chinese aircraft designed primarily for the domestic market, for "their" airline, which will simply be required to purchase the ship, the output of a new player on the field, are seriously concerned about such "monsters" as Boeing and Airbus. The fact that it is likely dempingovaniya Chinese COMAC prices for Central Asian aviation market. This is understandable, for the countries of the region becomes more attractive the purchase of aircraft of the Chinese partner rather than an alien in every way and the distant US or European consortium. There are mixed and politics and the economy, and long-standing differences in Eastern and Western philosophy.


The position of the novice

Russia has always (until recently), ranked one of the leaders in the aviation industry, but we, the domestic MS-21 aircraft enters the transportation market as a freshman. And it has a "zero" position in this market, that is, the conquest of the market in the segment of short- and medium traffic would have to completely re-conquer. In this regard, many experts are predicting the unenviable fate of MS-21 in the global aircraft market sales. Despite the cheerful reports of the Russian Federation leadership of KLA prisoners preliminary agreements with several countries and airlines, many analysts expect a major market sales of the new sun - a third world country, or those countries, politics or the economy which, one way or another, dependent on Russia.

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The next step leaders

Neither Boeing, Airbus or not going without a fight to give their part of the pie air. To this end, both companies have prepared another offer for its partners. Available in new machines is B737MAX and A320Neo. And unlike a factory "Irkut", both enterprise giants are scattered around the world, including in China (Department of Boeing). Taking into account these capacities Airbus can produce monthly 60 machines and Boeing 57 machines. What can oppose this mass of our production? If the Chinese aircraft will deploy a full-scale production C919, at its facilities, and to connect several countries in its region for the production of the aircraft, the MS-21 prospects will look like and does not rosy.

Considering also advanced after-sales service system, the production of TO and F aircraft grade Boeing and Airbus, our producers will have to try hard to win your piece of the pie, taking into account the fact that the pie is divided for a long time.

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