1 June, Kazan. The Kazan Aviation Production Association named after Gorbunov (KAPO) delivered two Tupolev Tu-214SR aircraft to the Special Air Detachment under the Administration of the President of Russian Federation (the operator is also referred to as the Moscow branch of GTK "Rossiya", GTK stands for "State Transport Company"). The aircraft have registration RA-64515 and RA-64516.
The handover ceremony at KAPO was attended by UAC president, chairman of the executive board Alexey Fedorov, prime minister of Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov, member of the Military-industrial Commission under the government of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Bobryshev.
KAPO general director Vasil Kayumov and UAC vice-president on strategic and special purpose aviation, Tupolev president and general designer Igor Shevchuk handed over symbolic keys to the aircraft to GTK Rossiya deputy chief engineer on new equipment Vladimir Kochegarov and head of special transportation operations department of the transport department of the Russian president administration. Aleksandr Zuev.
The Administration of the Russian president placed an order for six special purpose aircraft at KAPO in 2005. The remaining four aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2010-2011.
In accordance with the Decree of the Russian president dated 20 February 2006 "About United Aircraft Corporation", KAPO will join UAC. This is expected by the end of this year.
Source: Two Tupolev Tu-214SR are delivered to the Special Air Detachment under the Administration of the President of Russian Federation
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