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Rostec supplied the first Ansat helicopter and a medical version of Mi-17-1V

Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) supplied the first Ansat helicopter and multipurpose Mi-17-1V to the Republic of Turkmenistan. Both helicopters will be used in the new International Burn Center to provide medevac for the injured and seriously ill patients. A contract for supplying Ansat and Mi-17-1V helicopters was signed bet...

Certification test program in natural icing conditions successfully completed for MC-21-300 aircraft

PJSC Irkut Corporation (part of United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec) has successfully completed certification tests of the MC-21-300 airliner under natural icing conditions.  The aircraft attained normal performance even when covered with 8 cm thick layer of ice. This fully complies with Russian and European aviation standards: according to certification rules, performance charact...

Ansat helicopter is now equipped with 270 kg capacity winch

The Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters holding company, received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to install an onboard hoist winch on the Ansat helicopter. The new option significantly expands the helicopter's functionality, allowing it to safely lift and lower people and cargo weighing up to 272 kg.  The onboard winch increases the efficie...

MC-21-300 aircraft flew to Arkhangelsk for testing under natural icing conditions

On March 24, 2021, an MC-21-300 prototype aircraft manufactured by PJSC Irkut Corporation (part of PJSC UAC of Rostec State Corporation) flew to Arkhangelsk airport for certification tests under natural icing conditions over the White Sea coast. The combination of high humidity and low temperatures in the region's airspace contributes to the formation of ice on aircraft surfaces. In the cou...

Rostec will create a single corporate aircraft manufacturing center in Moscow

Rostec State Corporation will unite UAC, Sukhoi and MiG companies into a single corporate aircraft manufacturing center, which will consolidate the management of aircraft programs and other UAC assets. The engineering and design functions of the group will be separated into a separate center, which will be located in Moscow - it will include all aviation design bureaus. Such decisions were anno...

The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary concluded

The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary was concluded on March 17 between Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) under Rostec State Corporation) and the Hungarian company Aviation Engineering Zrt The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Bocharo...

Mi-8AMTSh-VA arctic helicopters served for over 2,500 flight hours

The total flight time of Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopters produced by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec State Corporation) have exceeded 2,500 hours. They have worked under the Arctic Forces of the Russian Ministry of Defense to provide troop transport, monitoring and search & rescue operations in the Far North. "The Ministry of Defe...

Serial production of PD-14 engines for MC-21 aircraft is approved

The certificate of production organization approval provides the right for serial production of PD-14 aircraft propulsion engines and their supply to customers for installation on MC-21 airliner. The document, granted by the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya), was issued to UEC-Perm Engines (United Engine Corporation, part of Rostec). The certification process was organized in two stag...

Ansat helicopters to be equiped with Wi-Fi and Satellite Internet

Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopter holding company received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency to equip Ansat helicopter with the Mku30 satellite communication system. This option will provide helicopter passengers with high-speed Internet access during the flight. This Ku band satellite communication system, created by MOST Satellite Systems, provides up to 2 Mbit/s Int...

Testing started for the first Russian engine for light helicopters

The United Engine Corporation of Rostec has started testing a new VK-650V engine for Ka-226T and Ansat-U helicopters. The test was successful, and the engine started without problems at the UEC-Klimov test bench in St. Petersburg. Currently the engineers of UEC-Klimov in St. Petersburg have successfully completed the first third of the test program, evaluated the key parameters of the product,...

New medical Ansats will be equipped with incubators for saving newborns

Russian Helicopters will equip the updated Ansat medical helicopters with complexes for transporting newborns. The device has passed the necessary certification and received approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency. A new medical module, which is used in Ansat medical helicopters, has been supplemented with incubators for newborns. The module has a modified layout, adapted to unified...

IL-114-300 continued Flight Test Program

Within the plan of the flight test program, the new flight of the Il-114-300 regional turboprop passenger aircraft took place. The developer of the aircraft is the Ilyushin Aviation Complex (the head enterprise of the Transport Aviation Division of the Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation. “The Il-114-300 turboprop aircraft is an extremely demanded aircraft in Russia bec...