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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...

Russia's United Engine Corporation demonstrates TV7-117ST engine for Il-112V military transport aircraft for the first time

A full-scale specimen of the state-of-the-art TV7-117ST engine for the Il-114-300 airliner is being demonstrated for the first time ever at the exhibition stand of the United Engine Corporation at the III International Forum of Engine Building (MFD-2018) being held at VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) in Moscow. TV7-117ST is a base engine for the power unit of advanced Il-1...

Russian Knights aerobatic team celebrates its 27th anniversary

Since their creation on April 5, 1991, the Russian Knights (Russkiye Vityazi) aerobatic team of the Russian Air Force have swept spectators and aviation specialists off their feet with their amazing stunts. The Russian Knights was created as an aerobatic team of six Sukhoi Su-27s and it is the only aerobatic team in the world that performs stunts on heavy fighters. Together with the Stri...

Qatar Airways wants to buy a 25% stake in Moscow's Vnukovo airport

Qatar Airways has bought a 25 per cent stake in one of Moscow’s largest airports for an undisclosed sum as the company attempts to overcome the Gulf blockade of the emirate. This reported by Financial Times. Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, said on Monday that the airline expected the deal on Vnukovo to be concluded within the next eight weeks.  The airport, Russi...

Irkut completed the construction of the second MC-21-300 aircraft

At the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of UAC), the construction of the second MC-21-300 aircraft, intended for flight testing, was completed. The testing results of the first test aircraft were taken into account in the production of a new aircraft. On March 25, the MC-21-300 was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test department. "The c...

Russian Helicopters plan to produce more than 200 copters in 2018

Holding "Russian Helicopters" plans to produce more than 200 rotorcraft in 2018 for domestic and foreign customers. This was announced on Friday by the general director of the holding Andrey Boginsky, TASS reports. "In total, more than 200. In general, for military products for foreign and Russian customers - more than 80. There are serious plans to increase the civilian comp...

Civil version of Ka-226T helicopter certified for operation under high temperatures

Russian Federal Aviation Agency (Rosaviation) has issued a supplement to the certificate for Ka-226T helicopter that allows the machine operation at high temperatures. The document makes it possible to start exporting the helicopters to countries with the hot climate. Ka-226T is a product of Russian Helicopters Holding, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation. The Rosaviation issued certificat...