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Russian Helicopters delivers 5th medevac Ansat to GTLK

Russian Helicopters has delivered the fifth Ansat helicopter in medevac configuration to the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), concluding a contract for five aircraft of this type scheduled for delivery to GTLK in 2018. The helicopter will be operated by the Russian Helicopter Systems (RVS) company and will soon begin performing sanitary tasks in one of the Russian regions. The helic...

Russia may resume production of ‘digitalized’ An-124 heavy-lift cargo planes with new engines

Russia may resume the production of super-heavy Antonov An-124 cargo planes. They will be digitalized and will carry new PD-35 engines, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Monday. "The resumption of the production of An-124 planes will be linked with the possibilities of PD-35 engines that are made in the United Engine-Building Corporation. But there will be nothing new. We...

Sheremetyevo achieves a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title

The independent surveyor in the presence of an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator measured the counter in Rublev business lounge — its length is 34m. After the record was confirmed, the adjudicator presented Ms. Tatyana Kuznetsova the CEO of LLC Sheremetyevo VIP with the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate. “It is a special honor for Sheremetyevo International Airport to ach...

Qatar Airways to formalize Vnukovo airport stake purchase after due diligence

Qatar Airways will initiate the process of formalizing the acquisition of a 25% stake in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport once it wraps up due diligence, Chief Executive Officer of the airline Akbar Al Baker told reporters on Tuesday. The memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of the stake is set to be signed after due diligence is completed, the top manager said. "No, we haven&rsqu...

The second MC-21-300 test aircraft has flown nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

On 20 July 2018, the second MC-21-300 test aircraft, participating in the flight test program, flew from Irkutsk to the airfield “Ramenskoye” of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region). The flight lasted 6 hours. The plane was piloted by the crew of: the commander, 1st class test pilot Vasily Sevastyanov; the co-pilot, 1st class test p...

Rostec Started Aerodynamic Tests of VRT500 Copter

Specialists of the VR-Technologies construction bureau owned by Russian Helicopters affiliated to Rostec State Corporation started aerodynamic tests of the light utility helicopter VRT500 at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute.  The copter was for the first time introduced to public at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2018 that took place at the end of May in...

Russian Helicopters prepare Ka-62 for flight tests

Experts of the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company of the Russian Helicopters holding company (a member of the Rostec State Corporation) prepare the flight model of the Ka-62 multirole helicopter for preliminary flight tests. Body structures of the anti-torque rotor and the tail group have been improved, and a typical design transmission has been installed. As expected, the preliminary test phase f...

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...