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Rostec to create a VR simulator for aircraft technicians training

The United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation will create a VR simulator designed for the training of technical personnel. This equipment will boost maintenance efficiency of Su-57 and Su-35 aircraft systems. The system tests are scheduled to be completed in 2022. The VR simulator incorporates a virtual reality helmet, handheld controllers, and a computer with a training program t...

UTG PA sums up 2021 and announces plans for the future

Last year marked the appearance of a new player in the Russian business aviation market. In April 2021, UTG PA, a part of UTG Group, became the new operator of the Domodedovo Business Aviation Center. UTG Group was founded in 1998 and has become Russia's largest independent full-service technical and ground handling operator with divisions at the major Russian airports Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and...

Upgraded Climber helicopter makes its first circular flight

As part of a flight testing program, the upgraded light helicopter Ka-226T has made its first circular flight at the flight-testing facility of the Mil & Kamov National Helicopter Center (part of Russian Helicopters). The vehicle was taken off the ground by the Mil & Kamov National Helicopter Center crew, consisting of Alexander Cherednichenko, a first class senior test pilot, and Maksi...

MC-21-300 aircraft got type certificate from Russia Federal Air Transport Agency

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has issued a Type Certificate for MC-21-300 passenger aircraft to Irkut Corporation (part of the United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation). The Type Certificate confirms the MC-21-300 compliance with the certification requirements established for civil aircraft. At the same time, the Federal Air Transport Agency has issued the Desi...

MС-21-300 aircraft with wings made of Russian composites performed its first flight

MС-21-300 aircraft, whose wings are made of polymer composite materials produced in Russia, has performed its first flight. The airliner became airborne from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut. The flight was performed in normal mode. The aircraft was piloted by a crew consisting of test pilot, Hero of Russia Roman Taskaev, and test pilot, Hero of Russia Oleg K...

Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter successfully completes its first flight

The multipurpose helicopter Mi-171A3, designed by the Russian Helicopters Holding Company of Rostec State Corporation, has started its flight tests. The first flight in a hover mode lasted for 15 minutes and went routinely, all systems functioning properly. The aircraft is designed for offshore operations and servicing offshore drilling rigs. During the flight, the crew, which included the test...

Aircraft redelivery checks during the pandemic - S7 Technics

S7 Technics among the first MRO organizations in Russia started offering redelivery checks several years ago as a comprehensive one-stop-shop service. S7 Technics chief engineer Leonid Shoshin and sales director Nikita Belykh told about the experience in completing redelivery checks the provider has accumulated during the pandemic. S7 Technics among the first MRO organizations in Russia start...

Ansat helicopter to be used for oversized cargo transportation and firefighting

Kazan Helicopters, part of the Russian Helicopters holding owned by Rostec, received the approval of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to equip Ansat with an external sling. The approval makes it possible to use Ansat for transporting oversized cargo and fighting fires.​ With an external sling, the maximum takeoff weight of Ansat has increased from 3600 kg to 3800 kg. The rotorcraf...

Rostec increases the Ansat flight range by 140 kilometers

Russian Helicopters has increased the flight range of the Ansat and Ansat-M helicopters by 140 kilometers by installing an extra tank. Thanks to this new feature, the unit in the conventional design will be able to fly up to 645 kilometers, while the upgraded version will be able to fly up to 780 kilometers.  A certificate from the Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) allows Kaz...

All-new Ka-62 civil helicopter certified in Russia

November 30, 2021, Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation. This document allows selling the helicopter at the Russian market. Ka-62 helicopter flight test program was launched in 2017 using three prototypes that performed 434 flights with a total dura...

UAC completed the construction of the MC-21-300 plane with Russian composite wing

Irkut Corporation (part of the United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the construction of the first MC-21-300 aircraft with a Russian-made polymer composite wing. On November 29, 2021, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop of the Irkut Corporation’s Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the flight test division. Specialists of the plant and relate...

UAC presented its new aircraft at Dubai Airshow

The United Aircraft Corporation demonstrated newest Russian aircraft at the Dubai Airshow - a medium-range passenger MC-21-310 with Russian PD-14 engines, AURUS Business Jet which is modernized version of a business jet based on the Superjet 100, as well as a prototype of a light tactical aircraft Checkmate. This is a foreign premiere for all three aircraft. MC-21 and the modernized A...