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IL-114-300 continued Flight Test Program

Within the plan of the flight test program, the new flight of the Il-114-300 regional turboprop passenger aircraft took place. The developer of the aircraft is the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (the head enterprise of the Transport Aviation Division of the Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation. “The Il-114-300 turboprop aircraft is an extremely demanded aircraft in Russia bec...

New Ansat-M with increased flight range took off for the first time

First modernized light multipurpose helicopter Ansat-M completed the maiden flight.The helicopter usies new technical solutions and has improved characteristics. “The modernization of Ansat was carried out within the framework of the contract of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia in 2019-2020. 230 million rubles were allocated from the federal budget for development. The...

S7 Technics specialists performed the first A-Check of the Red Wings SSJ100 aircraft

Specialists of the leading Russian MRO provider performed the first form of a-Check maintenance for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft of Red Wings airline at its base at Domodedovo airport. Previously, Red Wings and S7 Technics have already cooperated in the framework of performing basic maintenance of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The completed form of operational maintenance inclu...

MC-21-310 aircraft with Russian PD-14 engines made its maiden flight

On the 15th of December 2020 the MС-21-310 aircraft equipped with the new Russian PD-14 engines made its maiden flight from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation.  The aircraft was operated by the crew of test pilots Vasily Sevastyanov and Andrey Voropaev and test engineer Alexander Solovyev.  The flight task included checks of power plant operation mod...

New IL-114-300 regional passenger aircraft made its maiden flight

On December 16, 2020, a new regional passenger turboprop aircraft Il-114-300 made its maiden flight at the Zhukovsky airfield. Aircraft developer is Aviation Complex named after S. V. Ilyushin (the main enterprise of the Transport Aviation Division of United Aircraft Corporation within the Rostec State Corporation). The flight was performed by an experienced crew consisting of PJSC «...

Russian Helicopters starts assembling the first Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter

Russian Helicopters has started assembling the first prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Equipment for assembling the fuselage was put into operation at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. Mi-171A3 comes with several significant upgrades when compared to Mi-171A2: a new airframe that integrates a crash-resistant fuel system into the cargo bay floor and modernized avionics, upgraded for o...

MC-21-300 with PD-14 engine gets ready for the first flight

On November 27  PJSC Irkut Corporation,where the newest Russian airliner MC-21-300 with PD-14 engine is being built, got important visit. The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, together with the Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev. During the visit to the enterprise, the minister was accompanied by Director General of PJSC...

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a European client

The first Ansat helicopter was delivered by Russian Helicopters to a European client .The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for Republika Srpska comes with a medical module equipped with a stret...

Irkut Corporation completed construction of the MS-21-310, which will undergo flight tests with Russian PD-14 engines

Irkut Corporation has completed the construction of an MC-21-310 prototype aircraft that will undergo flight tests with Russian PD-14 engines. On November 6, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test division of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant - a branch of Irkut Corporation PJSC. In preparation for the first flight, specialists will check the aircraft sy...

Russian Helicopters delivers first batch of helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan to be assembled on the territory of the customer. The delivery is based on a trilateral contract signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan's Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters for semi-knock-down...

Russia to make domestic PD-8 engine for SSJ 100 and Be-200 planes by 2022

The Russian PD-8 engine for the SSJ 100 airliner and the Be-200 amphibious plane may be ready in 2022 and the work to mount it on the aircraft is scheduled to begin in 2023, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Chief Yuri Slyusar said at the Hydroaviasalon 2020 air show on Friday. This reported by TASS. "There is hope that we will get the engine in 2022. In 2023, we will primarily mount it on...

Simavia becomes a certified TBM Russia Service Center

Krasnodar-based Simavia has received Russian certification which enables this company to operate as an authorized Service Center for TBM very fast turboprop aircraft in Russia and the countries of Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The FAP-285 certification, issued by Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya), recognizes Simavia’s engineering quality and...