Tag: Russia

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 […]

Russia to Renew Tu-160 Supersonic Bombers Fleet by 2030

The entire fleet of Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic missile-carrying bombers with new weapons is expected to be renewed by 2030, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Wednesday. “We are going to purchase the entire fleet of our strategic Tu-160 bombers in their new version and carry out heavy upgrade of operational aircraft where […]

Russian Authorities Ground Antonov An-148 Passenger Airliners

Russia’s Tranport Oversight Agency (TOA), also referred to as Rostransnadzor, has issued a directive suspending operations of Antonov An-148 regional jets in the country. Agency head Viktor Basargin commented that the regulator has found certain issues with the type, including those related to the Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov, TASS newswire reports. Rostransnadzor has also ordered Saratov […]

An-12 Cargo Plane Loses over 3 Tonnes of Gold During Takeoff

An An-12 cargo plane carrying some 9 tonnes of gold has lost a third of its cargo during takeoff from the Yakutsk airport in Eastern Siberia, a local transport police spokesman told TASS on Thursday. Earlier reports said that the plane’s cargo hatch was partially torn off by a strong flow of air during takeoff. […]

Russia’s UEC to Supply Powerplant for Il-96-400M Widebody

Perm Engine Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), plans to begin deliveries of its PS-90A1 engines for the four-engined Ilyushin Il-96-400M widebody this year. “We are working on an initial set of engines,” says Managing Director Sergey Popov, commenting on the Il-96-400M project. “We will supply enough of these for the [Il-96-400M] […]

MC-21 Narrowbody to Sport Russian PD-14 Engines from 2019

The Aviadvigatel PD-14-powered version of Russia’s new-generation Irkut MC-21 narrowbody is scheduled to be rolled out in Q2 2019 following system checks and tests of the engine’s compatibility with the aircraft, Sergey Popov, managing director of UEC – Perm Engines, has announced. There are currently three PD-14 examples being assembled for testing purposes. These powerplants […]

Ilyushin is Ready to Establish a Serial Production of IL-114-300

Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) is ready to start serial production of Il-114-300 aircraft as soon as possible, which will replace the fleet of imported planes used by Russian air carriers for inter-regional flights, reported by Ilyushin press service. “We understand that the regional aviation market is very promising, and in […]

Russia to Produce All-Composite Version of Legacy An-2 Biplane

The TVS-2DTS all-composite light multirole single-engine turboprop, a thoroughly upgraded version of the Soviet-designed Antonov An-2 biplane, will be produced serially by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, which is in turn a subsidiary of state-owned Rostec Corporation) starting from 2019. A joint news release by Rostec and Russia’s Ministry of Industry and […]

U.S. Ready to Assist Russia in Investigating An-148 Crash

The United States is ready to assist the Russian authorities in investigating the crash of the An-148 aircraft in the Moscow region, President of the United States Donald Trump said in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the White House press service. According to the press service, Donald Trump expressed his […]

SSJ100 Production Rate up in 2017

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) built 34 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jets in 2017, or nearly 55% up on 2016. The previous peak in production dates back to 2014 at 37 airframes. SCAC delivered 30 SSJ100s in 2017. The aircraft mostly went to VEB Leasing, which has a lease contract with Aeroflot for […]