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Meet the Mi-38VeryVIP

Mi-38 belongs to the niche of medium helicopters according to the classification of the Russian market. Today I will tell you about our modern corporate helicopter - the Very-VIP category Mi-38. Why VVIP, and not just VIP? Because there are very few helicopters of this class in principle in the world. The exhibition RUBAE-2018 presented foreign VIP-class helicopters. And if you look at the...

Russia’s first Boeing 737MAX delivered

Deliveries of Boeing’s new 737MAX family of the re-engined narrow-body aircraft to Russia began. Today, October 13, the first Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft with a tail number VQ-BGW, painted in a green livery of S7 Airlines, flew to the Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport. The plans to acquire this modification by the S7 Group, parent of Sibir and Globus airlines (both fly under the S7 Airl...

Rostec to prolong life of engine components for MS-21 six-fold

United Engine Corporation (UEC) and the All-Russian Institute of Light Alloys (VILS), both forming part of Rostec, will prolong the life of the PD-14 engine by using a new heat-resistant granulated alloy. The new alloy has been used for making high pressure compressor discs and a turbine for the PD-14 engine created for the first Russian short and medium-...

Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport sees September traffic surge by 210 per cent

Launched in September 2016, and after only two years of operations, Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA) is already “approaching its operational break-even point,” according to the director for Ramport-Aero, the airport’s management company. Located as close as 25 km south-east of the Russian capital, Zhukovsky’s biggest asset appears to be its ‘regional’ n...

EASA flight test team will participate in certification tests of MC-21-300

Two test pilots and a flight test engineer of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed training procedures and obtained Russian permission to fly for the certification campaign of MC-21-300 aircraft.    At the first stage of training, the EASA specialists studied the MC-21-300 design and Flight Crew Operation Manual. The following procedures were performed on the simulator...

Rostec Suggests Using Automobile Leasing Scheme to Renew Russian Helicopter Fleet

Rostec has suggested implementing the Government's idea to replace helicopters older than 25 years in Russia based on the leasing scheme. The measures can be supported by the state program facilitating purchase of new aircraft for air carriers. The suggestion was announced by Director of the Aviation Cluster of the state corporation Anatoly Serdyukov. The Russian fleet of civilian helicopte...

RusJet to help market Sukhoi Business Jet

Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC) and RusJet Airlines have signed an agreement to jointly promote the Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ), the VIP version of the SSJ100 regional airliner. Under the agreement, which was revealed at the RUBAE 2018 business aviation event in Moscow this week, the Russian operator will help SCAC with SBJ (known also as SSJ 100LR VIP) marketing and...

LBAS offers enhanced services and support for Bombardier business aircraft in Russia

The Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services Moscow facility, based at Vnukovo – 3 (VKO), has been added to Bombardier's worldwide service network as a line maintenance authorized service facility (ASF) and official parts provider for Russia. The support provided at the facility includes a seamless parts supply system, which is expected to directly benefit customers by reducing downtime...

RECORD-SETTING GULFSTREAM G500 TO VISIT RUBAE 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 will be on display at the 2018 Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE), Sept. 12-14, in Moscow. The G500’s RUBAE debut comes just after the aircraft earned its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type and production certificates in July. The G500 will join the high-demand Gulfstream G650ER and class-leadin...

Rostec modernizes the Be-200 amphibious aircraft for foreign markets

Rostec’s United Engine Corporation has presented the project to re-equip the Be-200 amphibious aircraft with the Russian-French SaM146 engine unit. The presentation took place at the ongoing Hydroaviasalon-2018 exhibition in the Russian city of Gelendzhik. The modernization will make it possible to introduce the aircraft on the European and American markets, and also to begin the v...

Dassault to Highlight Falcon 8X, 900LX Trijets at RUBAE 2018

Falcon 8X Celebrates First Year in Service with Russian Operators  Dassault Aviation will showcase its Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet and the latest version of its Falcon 900LX large-cabin long range Falcon business jet at this year's edition of the Russian Business Aviation Exhibit (RUBAE), which opens on September 12 at the Vnukovo 3 business aviation complex. The 6,450 nm...

MC-21-300 aircraft has performed a maiden landing in the dark

The MC-21-300 test aircraft has performed a maiden night landing, while undergoing flight tests at the airfield of Flight Test Institute named after M.M. Gromov. The functioning of navigation and landing, as well as external lighting equipment has been checked during the flight. For instrumental testing of its systems, the aircraft has performed several passes over the runway from two directions a...