Uzbekistan and Russia intend to restore aircraft producing

Uzbekistan and Russia are planning to implement a number of joint projects in the aircraft industry on the basis of the Tashkent Mechanical Plant JSC (TMZ, the portal reported.

Trade Representative of Russia in Uzbekistan Konstantin Zlygostev and CEO of Uzbek TMZ Zafar Isokov discussed the prospects for cooperation on the basis of the former Tashkent Aircraft Building Plant named after Valery Chkalov.

“Several joint Russian-Uzbek projects are at various stages at once. Particular emphasis is placed on the digitalization of equipment, without which it is impossible to imagine modern aircraft industry today,” the report said. It notes that TMZ produces spare parts and maintains the airworthiness of Il-76, Il-114 aircraft and their modifications.

“On the territory of the plant, construction of new facilities and re-equipment of existing production facilities is underway, which in the future will increase capacity and expand the range of products,” the agency said in a statement.

Before the collapse of the USSR, the Tashkent Aircraft Building Plant produced Il-114 passenger aircrafts. Then it was closed and converted into a mechanical plant in Tashkent.

Sept. 12, 2022