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Irkut upbeat on Su-30SM prospects

Moscow-based aircraft manufacturer Irkut is showcasing the multirole Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter at the Dubai air show, among a host of military products on display from the Russian industry delegation. The forecast for Su-30SM orders exceeds more than 100 aircraft, but Russian officials are already planning a major upgrade programme for the twin-engined fighter. Rostec chief executive Sergey Che...

Russia Sukhoi plans to triple jets output by 2020 on Mideast demand

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, a maker of regional jets, plans to lift production more than three-fold by 2020, banking on demand from at least five Middle East customers, a senior executive said on Sunday. Sukhoi is in talks with Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman for sales of its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100), Evgeny Andrachnikov, senior vice president, told Reuters at t...

Report: Cause of Metrojet A321 crash still uncertain

Egypt’s Accident Investigation Committee has said its initial observation of the aircraft wreckage from the Oct. 31 MetroJet Airbus 321 crash “does not yet allow for identifying the origin of the inflight breakup.” In a report released Saturday, the committee said the debris is “scattered over a wide area more than 13 km in length, which is consistent with an inflig...

Russia coordinates with Egypt evacuation of tourists, security issues - deputy PM

"The Egyptian friends have undertaken first steps, the military control all procedures of registration for flights, they are at the airport in Sharm el-Sheikh, at other airports" said Dvorkovich Russia has been coordinating with Egypt two issues: the first is how the Emergencies Ministry and aviation carriers are delivering tourists and their luggage. "We receive full support...

Metrojet A321 Was Downed by Bomb, Black Box Analysis Indicates

The Russian airliner which crashed in the Sinai desert, killing 224 people, was downed by a bomb, analysis of the black box recorders indicates. Sources close to the investigation said an explosion could be heard on the recorder, and ruled out mechanical failure or crew error as explanations. As thousands of British tourists endured another day of uncertainty at Sharm el-Sheikh airport, Russ...

Russia suspends all Russian airline flights to Egypt

Russia has suspended  all Russian airline flights to/from Egypt, citing the ongoing investigation into the Oct. 31 Metrojet Airbus A321 crash. The sweeping suspension of flights to all of Egypt goes further than the UK and Ireland, which have banned flights to/from Sharm el-Sheikh, from which Metrojet flight 9268 took off bound for St. Petersburg before crashing in the Egyptian S...

IAC recalls its ban on B737

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has decided to revoke its letter to Russian aviation authorities where it required to seize Boeing 737 operations in Russia. The decision came after a special meeting hosted by the Russian Federal Aviation Authority together with representatives of Boeing, Federal Aviation Authoritie (USA) and aircraft operators, reports Lenta RU. “IAC has revo...

Southeast Asia, Africa, China to purchase Russia’s upgraded Il-76TD transport plane

The plane's takeoff weight has been increased from 170 to 190 tons and its maximum payload has risen from 47 to 52 tons. Southeast Asia, Africa and China will be among customers to buy Russia’s upgraded Ilyushin Il-76TD transport planes, Ilyushin Aviation Company General Designer Nikolay Talikov said on Friday. "Among foreign countries, these are primarily Southeast Asia and A...

Russian Federal Security Service chief calls for suspending all Russian flights to Egypt

This is necessary until the true causes of what happened are established, Alexander Bortnikov notes. Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), has called for suspending Russian flights to Egypt until the true causes behind the A321 crash are established. "So long as we do not establish the true causes of what happened, I think it would be reasonable to...

Russia to deliver 11 Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru in 2015

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has already delivered 13 Mi-171Sh military-transport helicopters to Peru under a contract signed in 2013; 11 more vehicles of the type will be delivered to the country this year, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. The contract for delivery of 23 Mi-171Sh helicopters was signed in Decembe...

Russia's Airline Regulator Suspends Boeing 737 Flying Certificates

Russia's airline regulator said it was suspending flying certificates for Boeing 737s currently in use in the country until it receives notification that the planes are safe to fly. The statement by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), dated Nov. 4, did not immediately ground flights. A spokesman for Rosaviatsya, Russia's aviation watchdog, which is obliged to comply with IAC s...

Russian Helicopters to showcase new Mi-171A2 alongside VIP Ansat and Ka-32A11BC firefighter at Dubai Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate the latest medium multirole Mi-171A2 alongside the light multirole Ansat in VIP configuration and the firefighting version of the Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Airshow on 8-12 November. The Mi-171A2 combines the finest qualities of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest aircraft manufacturing technologies. Key upgrades include a new,...