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Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power Russian Helicopters VRT500

Live from Dubai Airshow, it just become clear which engines will power VRT500 -  Pratt & Whitney PW207V! VR-Technologies and Pratt & Whitney have signed a contract for fitting the cutting-edge light VRT500 helicopter with gas-turbine PW207V engines.PW207V is the advanced modification of PW200 family engines with the capacity of up to 700 hp design...

The launch of Mi-38 on international market at Dubai Airshow 2019

The first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter will take place during Dubai Airshow 2019! The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program. Cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of safety and comfort were used in the development of the helicopter interior. The engines of Mi-38...

A Helicopter From a Printer: Russian Scientists "Print" a Large-sized Case of a Helicopter Engine for the First Time

 The internal engine body of the Russian helicopter VK-2500, completely created by the method of selective laser melting, is presented at the stand of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation at the Open Innovations forum in Skolkovo. The use of additive technologies for engine manufacturing has reduced the manufacturing time to 14 days. Developers...

Mi-35P and Ansat helicopters to be presented at Russia-Africa Economic Forum

During Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi on October 23-24, 2019, Russian Helicopters showcases a modernized Mi-35P attack helicopter, a corporate version of the civilian multipurpose Ansat helicopter and a mobile service center for overhaul of Mi-8/17 helicopters. "Over 900 helicopters made by Russian Helicopters' enterprises are registered in African countries. This is...

Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and JSC “Kamov” to establish JSC “National Helicopter Center named after Mikhail Mil and Nikolay Kamov” (NHC). National Helicopter Center shall combine the potential of two helicopter design schools for...

Beriev Aircraft Company is working on amphibious aircraft with over 1,000 tonnes takeoff weight

The futuristic plane is being developed by the Beriev Aircraft Company, an aircraft manufacturer specialising in amphibious planes, and a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation. Russian designers are working on an amphibious aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of over 1,000 tonnes, well over twenty times that of the massive Beriev Be-200 series of amphibious aircraft, the press servic...

S7 Technics masters the art of retrofitting wi-fi modules into aircraft

S7 Technics has added the installation of wi-fi modules to its capability menu of aircraft services. The maintenance provider has entered a new developing market to meet the growing needs of airlines in upgrading their aircraft with internet access. In the course of preparation for the first project that was launched with one of its strategic customers last year, specialists from Moscow‘s...

Third runway is operational at Sheremetyevo International Airport

On September 19th, 2019, the third runway was put into operation at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The official opening took place with the participation of the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on environmental issues, ecology and transport S.B. Ivanov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation E.I. Dietrich, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency A.V....

First international flight of MC-21-300 passenger plane to Istanbul

Irkut Corporation presents for the first time at the foreign exhibition the new generation MC-21-300 passenger aircraft. The airliner arrived at festival of aviation, space and technology TEKNOFEST 2019, which will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) from 17 to 22 September 2019. During the flight from Zhukovsky airfield (Moscow region) to Ataturk airport in Istanbul, the MC-21-300 aircraft cover...

Meet Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India

Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok give the opportunity to meet latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T light-weight multi-purpose helicopter, which are planned to be supplied to India.  Earlier, Russian Helicopters and Global Vectra company (India) had signed a contract for the delivery of a Mi-171A2 helicopter, including an option for one more rotorcraft. The helic...

MAKS 2019 - Aeroflot and Boeing signed Contract on 777 Passenger Cabin Modifications

During MAKS 2019 Boeing and Aeroflot announced a contract to modify passenger cabins on 18 of the Russian flagship carrier’s 777-300ERs. "Aeroflot is widely recognized as a premium service airline. Designing a new Boeing 777 interior, we aim to enhance our premium quality at every class of service – business, comfort and economy. An updated interior will take Aeroflot...

MAKS-2019 - results of the second and third day of the air show

  The second day was the most intense in terms of the number of events of the Business Program, presentations, briefings and negotiations. In order to provide comfortable working conditions for the specialists who participated in the events, the duration of the demonstration flights was reduced. The key event of the day was the opening of the national exposition of the People's Repu...