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Preliminary results of MC-21-300 tests on engines protection against water penetration summed up

Irkut Corporation summarized the preliminary results of MC-21-300 aircraft ground testing, which confirmed the possibility of operating the aircraft in presence of water on runway.  During the period from 16 to 22 July 2020, the MC-21-300 aircraft performed 29 runs and 3 taxing on water at speeds from 10 to 150 knots (1 knots = 1.852 km/hour) at various configurations of mechanization and pow...

LA-8 and L-42 amphibious aircraft will help to count Polar bears in the Russian Arctic

Starting from the 1-st of August, in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federationwill be held test flight counting of polar bears. The expedition is organized within the framework of the project "Host of the Arctic", initiated by Federal service for supervision of natural resources of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) and International Env...

S7 Technics has started production of tactile stickers in Braille for aircraft interiors

S7 Technics specialists were the first in Russia who have released sets of stickers in Braille, which will be used to equip the cabins of aircraft of Russian airlines. In accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Transport No. 290 dated 02.08.2018, which sets out the requirements of the Rosaviatsia for aircraft purchased on the basis of contracts concluded after January 1, 2020 by operators...

Gazpromneft-Aero implements a digital aviation fuel accounting system

Gazpromneft-Aero become the first Russian company to introduce a digital commercial accounting system for aviation refuelling at Sheremetyevo airport (Moscow). The new technology will increase the efficiency and speed of refuelling operations, reducing the time it takes for partner airlines to process primary documents for aircraft servicing and provide them with online data on the amount of...

MC-21-300 aircraft engine water protection tests have been started

Irkut Corporation (as  part of UAC of Rostec State Corporation) started tests of MC-21-300 to confirm the possibility of operating the aircraft in the presence of water on runway. To conduct tests at the airfield "Ulyanovsk-Vostochny" a "pool" was mounted more than 70 m long and more than 20 m wide. Parameters of the "pool" provide a normalized water depth i...

MC-21-300 prototype will continue testing after painting

On June 25, 2020, the MC-21-300 test aircraft, painted at Spektr-Avia, Ulyanovsk, returned to Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region), where it will continue its flights under the certification test program. The aircraft is equipped with a passenger cabin with a maximum capacity of 211 economy class seats. The salon features increased width of seats and minimum aisle width. The maximum d...

Supersonic business jet can have flight range up to 8,000 km

The supersonic business jet (SBJ) under development can fly to the distance up to 8,000 km, Tupolev Company, an affiliate of the United Aircraft Corporation, said in its annual report. "SBJ is developed for the purpose of quick delivery of passengers at a supersonic speed up to Mach 2 to the distance up to 8,000 km, predominantly for business executives, high level government officials and...

Rostec made the first civilian Mi-8AMT Arctic helicopter

Russian Helicopters started serial production of Mi-8AMT Arctic helicopters for civilian customers. Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant made the first rotorcraft which is ready to start operation.  Mi-8AMT helicopter in its Arctic version completed the flight-test program and the procedure of acceptance by an independent commission of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya). The rotorcr...

Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft will take up fire extinguishing duty in Turkey

Two Russian Be-200ES amphibious aircraft have arrived in Turkey and from June 16 will begin work on supressing the spread of forest wildfires in the Republic of Turkey. The signing of the Forest fire-fighting service agreement and the aircraft deployment were organized by the United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC powered by Rostec State Corporation) with the assistance of the Ministry of Industry...

MC-21-300 test aircraft arrived in Ulyanovsk for painting

On June 10, 2020 the MC-21-300 test aircraft (tail number 73056) flew from Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield for painting. The flight lasted about an hour and a half without remarks. The airplane was piloted by the crew of Hero of Russia, 1st class test-pilot Oleg Mutovin and 1st class test-pilot Vasily Sevastyanov. At Spektr-Avia's Ulyanovsk...

Moscow Aviation Institute creates planes for small aviation

The importance of small aircraft development in Russia is difficult to overestimate. In 15 regions of the country, aviation remains the main component of the transport system, while more than 28,000 settlements do not have any ground transport links at all. In order to provide high-quality transport links in the Far North, Siberia, and the Far East new approaches are needed to develop and imple...

Rosaviatsiya suggests resuming flights from Russia to overseas since July 15

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) suggests resuming flights from Russia to overseas since July 15, a source in one of airlines told TASS on Sunday. "Yesterday, Rosaviatsiya held a meeting and decided to suggest resuming international flights from a number of Russian cities since July 15 to 15 countries," said a source familiar with a meeting on resuming flights with fore...