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Primer coating of the first IL-78M-90A refueling aircraft is complete

Coating of the first flight model of IL-78M-90A refuelling aircraft, developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex, has been accomplished at the special purpose Spectre-Avia complex in the city of Ulyanovsk, reported by aircraft developer. The aircraft was built at the Aviastar-SP factory. About 400 litres of material were used for the aircraft coating. Drying of each of the two layers lasted 24 hours...

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company is considering to make components and spare parts for SSJ-100 aircraft in Italy

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, the manufacturer of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airliner (SSJ-100), is considering production of consumables for the aircraft in Italy, Alexander Rubtsov the company's president said in an interview with TASS at Singapore Airshow-2018. "We discussed the idea ... of creating an industrial park on the territory of Venice, where it would be possib...

Russian Helicopters completed flight tests of the Mi-171Е2 helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) has successfully completed tests of Mi-171E2, a new multipurpose helicopter with a new power unit and rotor system. It was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and will be produced in lots at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP). Mi-171Е2 designed for air transportation by foreign government agencies is a new step in the work upon creati...

Rostec and Aeroflot signed a contract on the purchase of 50 MC-21 aircraft

CEO of the State Corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov and CEO of the national airline Aeroflot Vitaly Saveliev signed contract for the purchase of 50 MC-21 aircraft. This reported by Aviation Explorer. The beginning of aircraft deliveries is planned for the 1st quarter of 2020. Aeroflot will become the largest customer for the latest Russian-built medium-range aircraft, the MC-21. Th...

MC-21 composite full-scale wing delivered to TsAGI for endurance testing

In January, a composite full-scale wing of the MC-21 aircraft was delivered to the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”). The unit will be used for fatigue and endurance testing for high-lift devices of the wing at different slat and flap angles. The work has been...

Russia and Brasilia want to promote exports of Russian helicopters

The Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport and Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency expressed mutual interest in signing in the near future a memorandum of understanding aimed at supporting exports of Russian helicopters, the Russian authority said in a statement. This reported by Sputnik. The memorandum was submitted by ANAC (Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency) to the Russian...

Russian Helicopters to test Mi-171A2 helicopters at extremely low temperatures

Russian Helicopters plans to test Mi-171A2 multi-purpose helicopters in adverse weather conditions with air temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius, the company reported. Two helicopters, as well as specialists of the Moscow Mil Helicopter Enterprise have already arrived in Yakutia where the helicopters’ trials will be held during a month. The program of trials envisages a...

Russian Helicopters delivered five Ka-32A11BC helicopters to China in 2017

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec state corporation) have completed production of two Ka-32A11BC medium multirole helicopters for the fire department of China's Qingdao Municipal Public Security Bureau, the company said in a statement. "The helicopters will be used for fire-fighting, including in urban terrain, and rescue operations," the report says. "The helicopters w...

Gate 2 Results under Program CR 929 Approved by CRAIC Board of Directors

On 21 December 2017 Board of Directors of CRAIC, the Chinese-Russian Joint Venture, acting as the Operator of CR 929, the Long-Range Wide-Body Aircraft program, approved the results of passed Gate 2. Key output at this stage is the engineering concept review. This reported by UAC press-service. CRAIC Board of Directors inter alia approved the organizational structure and budget of the join...

Zhukovsky International Airport can become a "bridge" between China and Russia

Zhukovsky International Airport and Pegas Fly airline announce the launch of a large-scale program to support Chinese tourism in the Russian Federation and the launch of a flight on the route Jinan (PRC) - Zhukovsky. The first flight of the new direction arrived at the airport on December 11 at 14:27 Moscow time, bringing on board 289 passengers who are planning to spend their vacation in the Russ...

The Russian Helicopters are preparing digital production of helicopters in Ulan-Ude

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  is creating the technological production model of the Ka-226T helicopters at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The digital construction documentation received from JSC Kamov through the online channel is used to create programs for the production equipment. Besides, U-UAZ is completing the first stage of production mo...

Specialists of TsAGI test the model of the Il-276 medium-lift military transport plane

Specialists of the Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”) completed another testing phase of a medium-lift military transport model of the IL-276. The work was carried out in the TsAGI transonic wind tunnel within the contract with PJSC “IL.” During the tests...