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A-Group: A new business aviation apron is opened

At Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport, the A-Group company started service on its new apron, designed specifically for business aviation aircraft. The launch date was not chosen at random: on June 14 the main sporting event of the year – the FIFA 2018 World Cup – begins in Russia. The high demand for aircraft parking, primarily related to the beginning of the football tournam...

A-Group CCO Sergey Ryzhov- new face in business aviation

As I always say, the best way to discover different companies is to meet key people and to talk with them in the “human” way. Numbers, statistics, official position and speech, it is just perfect and of course necessary. What fascinates me is the capability to explain the industry in a very simple and personal way. So let me present the CCO of A-Group Sergey Ryzhov. Q. Could you...

UAC and COMAC approved the general layout of CR929 aircraft

On 6 June United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) approved the general layout of CR929 long-range wide-body aircraft. The parties agreed as to the aircraft principal geometry – wing span and shape, fuselage length, fuselage nose and tail section dimensions, aircraft fins sizing and form, location of engines, landing gear and doors. The abov...

Ansat light multi-purpose helicopter has been certified for operation under extreme temperatures

Ansat light multi-purpose helicopter has been certified for operation under extremely high temperatures up to +50 degrees Celsius. The certificate of approval for extension of the vehicle's operational temperature range has been handed over to Andrey Boginsky, CEO director of the Russian Helicopters holding company, by Alexander Neradko, director of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsi...

Production Mi-171A2 takes first flight

The first production helicopter Mi-171A2 has taken a test flight at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant owned by the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec). The first multirole Mi-171A2 will be delivered to UTair-Helicopter Services for experimental operation in polar regions. Mi-171A2 has become the first Russian helicopter created with the use of advanced digita...

Apple International to provide specialised repairs and services in Russia

The International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia each year features new international companies. One of the new enterprises art the expo this year, Apple International with headquarters in US to introduce specialised repairs and services on the Russian market for the first time at HeliRussia 2018. Via Apple International services, clients in Russia would have an a...

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

On May 12, 2018, the maiden flight of the second MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft. The duration of flight was 1 hour 7 minutes at an altitude of 3000 meters at a speed of up to 400 km / h. Th...

New domestic terminal at Russia’s biggest airport becomes operational

In a massive reconstruction effort, partly timed with this summer’s 2018 finals of FIFA World Cup to take place in Russia, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport (SVO) has completed construction of its new Terminal B in the northern part of the country’s busiest airport. Base carrier Aeroflot has started transferring its domestic flights to the new terminal, a process which is expected to...

TsAGI explores promising two-fuselage aircraft

TsAGI aerodynamics continues to research a promising medium-transport, two-fuselage aircraft. It is a cargo-capable aircraft for loads up to 40 tons, including outside, under-the-wing loads. These aircraft can be used as spacecraft carriers. The project is being developed within the framework of the State program “Development of&nbs...

Aero Mongolia Showed Interest Towards SSJ100 Purchase

SCAC and Aero Mongolia signed the Letter of Intent that determined the interest of the Mongolian airline towards adding SSJ100 to its fleet. Till the end of 2018 the companies have intentions to sign an agreement on the two SSJ100 aircraft with start of delivery in 2019. “We are ready for the negotiations with our foreign partners from Aero Mongolia and we, on our side, are ready to of...

Irkutsk Aviation Plant to produce the first 10 serial MC-21 aircraft by 2020

The Irkutsk Aviation Plant to produce 10 serial MC-21 aircraft by 2020, by 2023 - already 35, and by 2026 will reach the maximum production volumes. This was announced on Thursday by the Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko. "In 2020, the task is to produce ten aircraft, by 2023 - 35 and by 2025-2026 - will reach to the maximum volume," he said. He recalled that...

Rostec to create VRT500 prototype by the end of 2019

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will produce light utility helicopter prototype, VRT500, designed by VR-Technologies design bureau, by the end of 2019. Helicopter rotor system strength tests are now underway. VR-Technologies’ specialists are going to start aerodynamic tests in the nearest time. The helicopter is expected to be supplied in the following configurat...