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MC-21-300 test aircraft flew from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk, where it will be painted according to production technologies

On April 27 2019 MC-21-300 test aircraft, equipped with a passenger cabin made the non-stop flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport. In Ulyanovsk, MC-21-300 aircraft will be painted according to production technologies, and then will fly to Ramenskoye airport (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to continue flight tests. The aircraft was piloted by a crew of Hero of Russia, honored t...

Additional 35 MC-21 aircraft for Aeroflot will be equipped with Russian PD-14 engines

The 35 MC-21 Russian passenger jets, Aeroflot air carrier plans to lease in addition to 50 MC-21 jets it ordered earlier, will be equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Oleg Bocharov told journalists. This reported by TASS. "We are still working on all this (contract with Aeroflot - TASS.) These are 35 jets with PD-14 engines," he said. On Tuesd...

Brand Finance named Aeroflot Named World's Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year Running

Brand Finance named Aeroflot Named World's Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year Running! The award ceremony was held in early April 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London (UK), one of the oldest and most famous private members' clubs in the world. Among the winners were leading global brands such as Ferrari, Coca-Cola, Hilton and Shell. Brand Finance...

First flight of new Il-112V aircraft to take place at the end of March

The first flight of new Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V will take place at the end of March or start of April, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS on Thursday. "It is planned that the first flight of Il-112V will take place soon, at the end of March or beginning of April. Everything is ready for this," the source said adding that "all issues with engi...

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).  The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. The plane was piloted by the crew of Andrey Voropayev and Roman Taskaev test pilots. According to the...

Vietnam Airlines moves to Sheremetyevo airport

Attention! Starting from July 2, 2019 Vietnam Airlines is moving its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo airport!  The decision was driven by the airline’s commitment to high customer satisfaction both in the air and on the ground as Vietnam Airlines continues to invest and meet customers’ expectations throughout every aspect of the business. Sheremetyevo Internatio...

New Russian aircraft engine VK-800S will be certificated in 2020

Certification of the new Russian aircraft engine VK-800S will take place in 2020, press service of the Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) told reporters. "Certification of an airplane with the VK-800S engine is planned in 2020," the press service said, citing Vitaly Loginov, the project lead designer. According to the developer, the top-priority task is to make engines of the...

New contracts of Lufthansa Technik with major Russian carriers

Lufthansa Technik signed new contracts for comprehensive and long-term support with majo Russian carriers: Engine nacelle parts support for Aeroflot A320 fleet Total Component Support for Ural Airlines Component services for AirBridgeCargo Airlines Aeroflot – Russian Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik with Airframe Related Components (ARC®) services for its...

Russia’s first private cosmodrome may be built in Nizhni Novgorod Region

There are plans for building Russia’s first-ever private cosmodrome in the Nizhni Novgorod Region. A preliminary agreement on the issue was signed by the regional administration and the company CosmoCourse, a source close to the regional authorities told TASS on Wednesday. "The Nizhni Novgorod Region has signed a preliminary agreement for cooperation in creating a cosmodrome. Several...

A base to repair auxiliary power units in Russia by S7 Technics and Honeywell

A repair facility , the first of its kind in Russia and CIS, will be created by S7 Technics and Honeywell to handle Honeywell APUs installed Honeywell APUs installed in the most popular aircraft of Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and RRJ-95 families. According to the signed license agreement, S7 Technics is granted the status of Honeywell Channel Partner and shall be capable of providing authorize...

MC-21 passenger jet serial production to start in 2021

 Serial production of the Russian passenger jet MC-21 will start in 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tuesday. This reported by TASS. "I would like to confirm that we will not change our plans. The task is to complete certification in 2020 and initiate serial production [of MC-21 airplane] in 2021 against all challenges known to you," the official said....

Russia to start flight tests of hybrid aircraft engine in 2020

The flight tests of Russia’s hybrid aircraft engine will start in 2020, CEO of the Baranov Central Institute of Aircraft Motor-Building (TsIAM) Mikhail Gordin told TASS on Monday. The hybrid powerplant implies that the propeller is rotated by the electric motor that can be powered both by a storage battery and a generator mounted on the shaft of a gas turbine or piston engine. "Af...