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Mi-8 evolution - how legendary model manages to keep up with time

In the year of the 60th anniversary of the Mi-8 maiden flight we revisit the history of this famous helicopter and its current modifications. Development activities for improvement of the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopter were completed in Mil&Kamov National Helicopter Center. According to Russian Helicopters (incorporated into the Rostec state corporation), the upgraded helicopter meets all current requ...

Rostec has assembled the heart of the giant PD-35 aircraft engine

Rostec United Engine Corporation has completed the assembly of the PD-35 ultra-high thrust engine gas generator for wide-body long-haul passenger airliners. The prototype, manufactured by UEC-Aviadvigatel, has already been installed on the test bench, and the first results show a reliable operation of the various units and systems. The PD-35 is the largest in a brand new range of Russian a...

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot join forces to develop green aviation fuel

Gazprom Neft has entered into an agreement with Aeroflot on cooperating in producing Russia’s first ever minimum-carbon-footprint sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), under a document signed by Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and Aeroflot CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov at this year’s Eastern Economic Forum. This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot en...

New maintenance center for business aviation aircraft in Moscow Domodedovo Airport

During RUBAE 2021 UTG PA company and SKYPRO TECHNICS aviation service center signed a letter of intent aimed at long-term cooperation. This agreement provides for the establishment of an authorized center for line and regular maintenance of Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 models, and line maintenance of other business aviation aircraft. Further, the companies are planning to expand the services accor...

RUBAE 2021 welcomes Dassault Falcon 6X, 10X twinjets

RUBAE 2021 started today in Vnukovo-3 and Dassault Aviation is present with an ultra-long-range Falcon 8X on static display, plus a cabin mockup of the wide body Falcon 6X aircraft, which is now in flight test with entry into service planned for the end of 2022. The 6X mockup is making a new appearance in Russia after a successful 2021 European tour including exhibitions in Par...

Rostec will supply four arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VAs to EMERCOM

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters signed an agreement within the frames of the Eastern Economic Forum to supply four Mi-8AMTSh-VA Arctic helicopters. The document was signed by Alexey Kozlov, Managing Director of U-UAZ, and Vikto...

Gazprom and Russian Helicopters signed a cooperation agreement to supply the first Russian offshore helicopters

Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the ''Gazprom'' Management Committee and Andrey Boginsky, Director General of ''Russian Helicopters'' signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement for the supply of certified domestic-made Mi-171A3 maritime helicopters. The Mi-171A3 is the first domestically produced helicopter intended primarily for offshore operations (trans...

United Aircraft Corporation highlighting new aircraft during MAKS-2021 airshow

The United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC as part of the Rostec State Corporation) will display new products and wide exposition at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021, which will be held in Zhukovsky near Moscow on July 20-25. The UAC home air show will premiere the presentation of the new aircraft, which will take place on July 20, the first day of MAKS-2021. For the fir...

ALSIM delivered its first flight simulator to Russian S7 Aero

ALSIM announced its first sale in Russia. An ALSIM AL172 simulator has been delivered to S7 Aero and will be used for private pilots trainings at S7 Training. The AL172 is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features real Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and is equipped with the latest ALSIM VFR Visual System (VFRVS). The AL172, due to the unique ALSIM’s visual system mat...

Rostec to present Mi-171A3, Ka-32A11M and Ansat-M

JSC Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is gearing up to present several brand new civil helicopters at the MAKS-2021 air show. Visitors to the International Aviation and Space Salon will be able to get their first view of the Mi-171A3, the Ka-32A11M, and the Ansat-M. The new Mi-171A3 is the first Russian helicopter designed for offshore operations and servicing off...

Component support for Smartavia latest aircraft

The Russian airline Smartavia is continuing its trustful partnership with Lufthansa Technik through a multi-year agreement covering extensive component services (Total Component Support – TCS®). This new contract governs supply for Smartavia's latest fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft over a period of six years. Service has started in M...

Airbus to showcase the A350-1000 for the first time in Russia during the MAKS 2021

Airbus will demonstrate its latest technological innovations and projects implemented in Russia at the International Aerospace Show which takes place in Zhukovsky from 20th to 25th July. Key attractions will be the last-generation widebody A350-1000, which will be shown in the country for the first time, and the twin-engine EC145 rotorcraft. The A350-1000 is the largest member of the clean shee...