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Visiting the Gorbunov Kazan Aviation Plant

February 21, 2024, Kazan

Vladimir Putin visits the capital of Tatarstan and the Gorbunov Kazan Aviation Plant.

The President looked at information stands on the Kazan Aviation Plant’s achievements and inspected three overhauled Tu-160M strategic missile carriers. Vladimir Putin climbed into the cockpit of one of them and sat at the control wheel.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Rostec Director General Sergei Chemezov and United Aircraft Corporation Director General Yury Slyusar accompanied the President during the visit to the plant.

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The Kazan Aviation Plant, a Tupolev subsidiary, ranks among major Russian aviation industry enterprises and employed 8,400 people in 2023. The plant was modernised, its production and test-flight facilities were rebuilt, and the runway renovated. The design centre features modern equipment. The world’s largest facility for machining titanium parts has been restored.

Today, the Kazan Aviation Plant is preparing to produce new Tu-160M strategic bomber/missile carriers, a new version of the legendary Tu-160 plane. There are also plans to expand production of Tu-214 passenger airliners.

February 21, 2024, Kazan