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Russia and Kazakhstan plan joint venture to produce the Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft

Russia and Kazakhstan plan to set up a joint venture to produce the Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft, Chief Executive Officer of IL Alexei Rogozin told reporters on Friday. "The joint venture is planned to be organized in 2019 and first serial products are scheduled for supply in 2022," the top manager said. An agreement of intent for an international cooperation project was sign...

Russian Helicopters successfully tests Ansat equipped with Emergency Floatation System

Specialists at Kazan Helicopters of the holding company Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) have completed testing of an Ansat helicopter equipped with an Emergency Floatation System (EFS). It is designed for emergency water landings and is used to save the lives of crew and passengers. The EFS is currently in the certification phase. When the work is complete, the Federal...

Mi-171A2 and Ansat to take part in Airshow China and go on a demo tour of countries in Southeast Asia

The holding company Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will for the first time be presenting full-scale equipment samples at the exhibition in Asia - the Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters will be participating in the Airshow China 2018 flight program. Following the airshow, the helicopters will go on a demonstration tour of countries in Southeast Asia. The Mi-171A2 and Ansat mo...

80 years since female crew honored for record nonstop cross-country mission

Eighty years ago, on November 2, 1938 the Soviet Union’s Central Executive Committee (abbreviated as TsIK in Russian - the country’s supreme legislative and governing body at that time) for the first time awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union to three women nominees. The country’s highest decoration went to air pilots Valentina Grizodubova, 27, the commander of the An...

Russia’s low-cost Pobeda to receive 20 Boeing 737MAXs within three years

Pobeda Airlines, Russia’s only low-cost carrier, and which is part of Aeroflot Group, has placed an order for 20 Boeing 737MAX aircraft for a total value of up to US$1.5 billion. The new aircraft are expected to enter service between 2019 and 2022. Japan’s SMBC Aviation Capital is financing 15 and the remaining five will be delivered via the USA’s GE Capital Aviation Services....

Meet the Mi-38VeryVIP

Mi-38 belongs to the niche of medium helicopters according to the classification of the Russian market. Today I will tell you about our modern corporate helicopter - the Very-VIP category Mi-38. Why VVIP, and not just VIP? Because there are very few helicopters of this class in principle in the world. The exhibition RUBAE-2018 presented foreign VIP-class helicopters. And if you look at the...

Russia’s first Boeing 737MAX delivered

Deliveries of Boeing’s new 737MAX family of the re-engined narrow-body aircraft to Russia began. Today, October 13, the first Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft with a tail number VQ-BGW, painted in a green livery of S7 Airlines, flew to the Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport. The plans to acquire this modification by the S7 Group, parent of Sibir and Globus airlines (both fly under the S7 Airl...

Rostec to prolong life of engine components for MS-21 six-fold

United Engine Corporation (UEC) and the All-Russian Institute of Light Alloys (VILS), both forming part of Rostec, will prolong the life of the PD-14 engine by using a new heat-resistant granulated alloy. The new alloy has been used for making high pressure compressor discs and a turbine for the PD-14 engine created for the first Russian short and medium-...

Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport sees September traffic surge by 210 per cent

Launched in September 2016, and after only two years of operations, Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA) is already “approaching its operational break-even point,” according to the director for Ramport-Aero, the airport’s management company. Located as close as 25 km south-east of the Russian capital, Zhukovsky’s biggest asset appears to be its ‘regional’ n...

EASA flight test team will participate in certification tests of MC-21-300

Two test pilots and a flight test engineer of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed training procedures and obtained Russian permission to fly for the certification campaign of MC-21-300 aircraft.    At the first stage of training, the EASA specialists studied the MC-21-300 design and Flight Crew Operation Manual. The following procedures were performed on the simulator...

Rostec Suggests Using Automobile Leasing Scheme to Renew Russian Helicopter Fleet

Rostec has suggested implementing the Government's idea to replace helicopters older than 25 years in Russia based on the leasing scheme. The measures can be supported by the state program facilitating purchase of new aircraft for air carriers. The suggestion was announced by Director of the Aviation Cluster of the state corporation Anatoly Serdyukov. The Russian fleet of civilian helicopte...

RusJet to help market Sukhoi Business Jet

Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC) and RusJet Airlines have signed an agreement to jointly promote the Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ), the VIP version of the SSJ100 regional airliner. Under the agreement, which was revealed at the RUBAE 2018 business aviation event in Moscow this week, the Russian operator will help SCAC with SBJ (known also as SSJ 100LR VIP) marketing and...