Krasnoyarsk - On November 23, the Siberian airline operator KrasAvia announced its plans to upgrade the airline's fleet with the new generation IL-114-300s of the Russian aircraft manufacturer Ilyushin.
KrasAvia is a charter operator based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The airline is wholly owned by the administration of Krasnoyarsk.
In early November, Governor of the Region Alexander Uss discussed the prospects for updating the KrasAvia's fleet with Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich at a meeting.
Because of the poor accessibility to some areas in the region, in particular, the Far North, the plane is the only means of transportation for passenger transport and cargo delivery. Although the airline is Russia's largest regional carrier with 44 aircraft and helicopters, its fleet mostly consists of 1970 model An-24 / 26 aircraft which do not meet the comfort and safety requirements of today.
We are ready to take the aircraft into operation as soon as they are available,the Chief Executive Officer Andrey Egorov told TASS news agency.
He added that the company closely interacts with the manufacturer to determine the appearance of the aircraft.
Earlier it was reported that the modernized version of the IL-114 would start production in 2023. The IL-114-300 is designed for autonomous use at the remote airports with limited ground service, providing the Russian turboprop the ability to serve on a wide range of area.