Kazakhstan expresses interest in Il-114 production

Russia‘s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin reported Kazakhstan expressed interest in participating in the resumption of production of the Ilyushin Il-114 turboprop (rg.ru/linta.inform.kz, 18-Aug-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced it intends to produce a modernised version of the 50 seat turboprop, for use as a regional and domestic feeder aircraft. UAC intends to certify the updated aircraft by the end of 2018 and start production by 2022. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, there are 16 turboprop aircraft in service with Kazakhstan based carriers.