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Russian Helicopters displays modernized Night Hunter at Army-2018

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) has presented a new version of the Mi-28NE attack helicopter at the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum which is being held from Aug. 21 to Aug. 26 in Kubinka in the Moscow Region. The attack helicopter can interact with drones and operate them remotely. The modernized Mi-28NE helicopter is being d...

Russian helicopter pilots are the best on the planet once again!

On July 24-28, 2018, Borovaya airfield near Minsk became the site for the decisive battles of the world helicopter championship - the 16th FAI World Championship in helicopter sport. Over the past 26 years, the Russian team has remained the undisputed leader of the world championship. Following Russia, Great Britain and Poland hostess of the fourth, final stage of the World Cup in helicopter ra...

Russian Helicopters to start trials of Katran rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle in the autumn of 2018

The most advanced Katran rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle publicly shown for the first time at the Victory Day parade in Moscow in the spring will enter flight tests before the end of the year, Russian Helicopters Group told TASS at the Army-2018 forum on Friday. "Currently, the Katran drone is undergoing ground trials that will be concluded in the autumn of this year, after which the G...

RUBAA to address flight safety at RUBAE Show

The Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA) is the organizer of conference program at the RUBAE show, which will take place at Vnukovo-3 airport in Moscow from 12th to 14th September 2018. The program will comprise a number of meetings with experts in different areas.  Flight safety and quality management systems are to become key topics, which will be covered at a separate ev...

Russian Helicopters showcases upgraded Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopter at Army-2018 forum

Russian Helicopters Group (part of the state-run hi-tech corporation Rostec) has demonstrated the upgraded Mil Mi-28NE ‘Night Hunter’ attack helicopter at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum, the company’s press office said on Tuesday. The modernized Mi-28NE is on display at the forum’s static exposition. The ‘Night Hunter’ is armed with...

VRT500 helicopter passed first stage of aerodynamic tests

The first stage of the aerodynamic tests of the light-weight multi-purpose VRT500 helicopter has been completed at the facilities of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). The aircraft is a new development by VR-Technologies Design Bureau of Russian Helicopters Holding belonging to Rostec State Corporation. The new helicopter's 1:4 scale model was tested in the institute in-house f...

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker to spend some 3.5 bln rubles to modernize An-124 jet

Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft maker plans to create the modernized version of the Antonov An-124 heavy-lift transport plane at the cost of almost 3.5 bln rubles (over $52.5 million at the current exchange rate), the company said in its annual procurement plan for 2018. According to the document, posted on the state procurement web portal, the contract is to be fulfilled by December 2021 and...

China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation has sent a request for proposal to the potential suppliers of landing gear for CR929

On July 31, China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC) owned by United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC “UAC”) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) issued a request for proposal (RFP) to the potential suppliers of landing gear system for the program of wide-body long-range aircraft CR929. The list of potential candidates includes companies from Russia...

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...