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9th October 2019, Moscow

S7 Airlines to establish its own composites production

Russia’s biggest airline plans to make a large investment in the establishment of its composites production. S7 Airlines, Russia’s biggest airline, plans to make a large investment in the establishment of its composites production, which will assist in the forthcoming assembly of its Victory aircraft, the first Russian series-built business jet.

One of the major features of the new aircraft will be its body that will be entirely made from composites. The S7 Group plans to establish its own composites laboratory that will supply composites, along with the carbon fibre, for the needs of the new production. 

The new laboratory will be established within the territory of the new aircraft manufacturing plant, which is currently built by S7 in the Stupino area of Moscow. In addition to production, the new laboratory will also focus on the conduction of R&D activities in the field of composites.

All the produced composites will comply with the existing global standards and will withstand a flame of 240 degrees Celsius, according to the company.

Victory jet is an aircraft, which was initially designed by the US Epic Aircraft. Although the company declared bankruptcy in the late 2000s, the rights on the production of Victory were acquired by S7 Group.

In recent years, the use of composites in the Russian aircraft manufacturing industry has significantly increased. One of the major examples of this is the MС-21 project, which is a Russian single-aisle twinjet airliner, which has a carbon fibre reinforced polymer wing.

In addition, composites are currently used in the building of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (for passenger cabin floor), which is a regional jet designed by the Russian Sukhoi Corporation.

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