Izvestia writes about this with reference to Rostec and UAC.

“Taking into account additional work and testing, the certification of the SJ-100 aircraft with the Russian PD-8 engine is shifted to 2025, and the start of deliveries to 2026,” the newspaper reports.

At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Trade noted that the postponement is explained by the technical difficulties of implementing projects of this scale and the obligations of implementing a full-fledged testing program.

However, it is emphasized that current changes should not affect the overall implementation of the program for the supply of new Russian airliners until 2030.

It was previously reported that the first flight of the SJ-100 with a domestic engine will take place in early 2024.

Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian side plans to produce over 1 thousand domestic aircraft by 2030.