Parts from grounded airframes can be re-installed on in-service aircraft.
Russian Ministry of Transport has prepared a draft comprehensive program for the development of the air transport industry until 2030 worth 627 billion rubles, which involves replenishing the fleet with 1,000 Russian-made aircraft.
But even the best scenario does not provide for the restoration of passenger traffic in the Russian Federation by 2030 to the pre-crisis level of 100 million people a year because of sanctions.
The pessimistic option takes into account critical problems with the maintenance of foreign aircraft, which could lead to more than half of the fleet being dismantled for parts by 2025.
Foreign-made aircraft and the Russian SSJ 100, which is now equipped with foreign aircraft engines, units and components, transport more than 90% of passengers in the Russian Federation.
A particularly urgent need is for the repair of aircraft tires and the restoration of thermal brake linings.
According to Aviation week, The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has formally given approval to aircraft cannibalization, meaning that parts from grounded airframes can be re-installed on in-service aircraft.
Rosaviatsia is now allowing the installation of non-original spare parts on Russian-operated foreign-made commercial aircraft, without seeking approval from the type-certificate holders.