The press service of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce reports that demand may be around 20-30 of civil aircraft of this type.
RIA News cites the statement of the ministry representatives:
The enterprises of PJSC "UAC" (United Aircraft Building Corporation) have a scientific and technical reserve for supersonic administrative aircraft. Domestic demand is projected at a level of at least 20-30 machines at a price of 100-120 million dollars. The export potential of the aircraft can also be significant.
It is also reported that the design and creation of the first demonstration flight model of a civilian airliner based on the Tu-160 with a capacity of up to 50 passenger seats may take about 8 years - taking into account the backlog of engines.
At the same time, the department did not comment on the very feasibility of such a project, taking into account the refusal of the USSR and France to operate supersonic Tu-144 and Concord.