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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...

MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft with PD-14 engines to continue flight tests

June 7, 2021 MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft after being painted at “Spektr-Avia” arrived from Ulyanovsk in Zhukovsky.  The aircraft was operated by the crew of 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov, 1st class test pilot Andrey Voropayev, flight test engineer Anton Kuznetsov.  According to Vasily Sevastyanov, the aircraft equipped with new Russian PD-14 engines per...

S7 Technics launched the first automated plant for the production of Airbus aircraft panels in Russia

Within the framework of the new production area at the S7 Technics base in Mineralnye Vody, floor panels and interior panels of the aircraft cabin will be produced. Aircraft panels will be manufactured from composite materials approved by aircraft manufacturers by milling on a high-precision computer numerical control (CNC) machine made by the Czech company Volter. The complex of works, startin...

MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft arrived in Ulyanovsk to be painted

MC-21-310 flight-test aircraft equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines arrived form Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC, Rostec State Corporation), to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport.  The aircraft was operated by the crew of 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov, 1st class test pilot Andrey Voropayev, flight test engineer Anton Kuznetsov.  The pilot Va...

Mi-8 made its first flight 60 years ago

60 years ago, on June 24, 1961, Mi-8 took off for the first time, ultimately becoming the most widely used twin-engine helicopter in aviation history. It is called the “helicopter with hundred professions” that can be seen all over the world: over 13,000 have been delivered to more than 80 countries. The development of Mi-8 by Mil Design Bureau began in the second half of the 1950s....

Tests of components of the next-generation PD-35 engine in 2021

United Engine Corporation of Rostec will begin testing the gas generator components of the PD-35 ultra-high-thrust turbojet engine in autumn 2021. The new components are characterized by their increased size, and unique equipment for processing large-sized parts is used in their production. “The development project for the PD-35 engine, used on wide-body airliners, is approaching a new...

Rostec tests Ansat fuel tank by dropping It from 15 meters

Russian Helicopters has successfully tested the additional fuel tank of the Ansat helicopter for resistance during an emergency landing. Certification tests were carried out at the Kazan Helicopters plant by dropping a tank filled with a contrast liquid from a height of 15.2 meters. This kind of testing was done for the first time in Russia, but has been carried out earlier abroad. A special pl...