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Russia’s first private cosmodrome may be built in Nizhni Novgorod Region

There are plans for building Russia’s first-ever private cosmodrome in the Nizhni Novgorod Region. A preliminary agreement on the issue was signed by the regional administration and the company CosmoCourse, a source close to the regional authorities told TASS on Wednesday. "The Nizhni Novgorod Region has signed a preliminary agreement for cooperation in creating a cosmodrome. Several...

A base to repair auxiliary power units in Russia by S7 Technics and Honeywell

A repair facility , the first of its kind in Russia and CIS, will be created by S7 Technics and Honeywell to handle Honeywell APUs installed Honeywell APUs installed in the most popular aircraft of Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and RRJ-95 families. According to the signed license agreement, S7 Technics is granted the status of Honeywell Channel Partner and shall be capable of providing authorize...

MC-21 passenger jet serial production to start in 2021

 Serial production of the Russian passenger jet MC-21 will start in 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tuesday. This reported by TASS. "I would like to confirm that we will not change our plans. The task is to complete certification in 2020 and initiate serial production [of MC-21 airplane] in 2021 against all challenges known to you," the official said....

Russia to start flight tests of hybrid aircraft engine in 2020

The flight tests of Russia’s hybrid aircraft engine will start in 2020, CEO of the Baranov Central Institute of Aircraft Motor-Building (TsIAM) Mikhail Gordin told TASS on Monday. The hybrid powerplant implies that the propeller is rotated by the electric motor that can be powered both by a storage battery and a generator mounted on the shaft of a gas turbine or piston engine. "Af...

Russian Helicopters begins certification of Mi-171A2 in Brazil

Russian Helicopters holding company, part of Rostec State Corporation, and the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) have delivered technical and operational documentation for the Mi-171A2 helicopter to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil. Brazilian aviation authorities will decide on the certification of the helicopter for the local market based on its application. “Braz...

A-100 AWACS aircraft makes first flight undergoing new stage of trials

A new Russian prospective A-100 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft made its first flight undergoing a new stage of prior test flights, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. "The latest A-100 multifunctional Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft embarked on a program of prior test flights and made a maiden flight," the ministry said....

S7 Airlines wins the Skyway Service Award 2019

S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, has become the winner of the Skyway Service Award in two categories. Passengers acknowledged the service of the airline in economy class on domestic flights and online services for passengers as the best. This industry aviation award is annually given to Russian and foreign airlin...

Sheremetyevo introduces WeChat Pay

Yandex.Checkout becomes a partner of Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann to provide 54 duty-free and retail stores on the territory of the Sheremetyevo International Airport with WeChat Pay.  This service works as an e-wallet based on the Chinese WeChat messenger. Now, Chinese tourists will be able to pay for purchases in Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann stores as quickly, conveniently, and s...

Russian government to allocate $24.2 mln worth of subsidies for MC-21 airliner project

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on allocation of 1.6 bln rubles ($24.24 mln) worth of subsidies for the MC-21 airliner project. "I have signed a governmental decree to allocate subsidies for production and support of MC-21 airliner for the first time. Almost 1.6 bln rubles will be spent on that in 2019," he said at a meeting with deputy prime ministers on Mo...

Rosaviatsia has confirmed an increase in the height of the take-off and landing of the Ansat

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has confirmed an increase in the height of the take-off and landing of the Ansat helicopter to 3,500 meters. Approval of the main change is based on test results the helicopter passed in the summer of 2018 on Elbrus. The document authorizes the operation of Ansat in the high mountains. Previously, the height of the take-off and landing of the helic...

MC-21 passenger jets to be certified in 2020

Certification of MC-21 passenger jets currently undergoing trials will take place in 2020 according to the plan, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Tuesday on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Specimens are currently made from domestic raw materials already. These specimens are under tests now and will be introduced into the aircraft design at the next...

S7 Technics’ Moscow base is ready to welcome the Boeing 737 MAX

S7 Technics, Russian provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has prepared its Moscow’s Domodedovo airport site for the maintenance of the latest generation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The MRO specialist’s Domodedovo facility is approved to carry out maintenance procedures on the Boeing 737-7/8/9MAX powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1B engines under its o...