"The plant should increase the production level up to 20 aircraft a year by 2020 and we should manufacture 70 vehicles a year by 2023. It is very difficult task, even taking into consideration the plant's 83-year experience," Aleksander Veprev said.
The official added that the plant should provide its customers with the first aircraft in 2019.
The MC-21 is a short- to mid-range Russian jet airliner capable of taking between 150 and 211 passengers on board.
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