Tag: Russia

First PD-14 Engine Arrives for Installation on MC-21 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Russian-built PD-14 engine has already arrived at Irkutsk Aviation Plant to be installed on the Russian-built aircraft – MC-21-300. After the installation is completed, the aircraft is set to begin flight tests. The schedule, however, is yet to be agreed by both the United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation. According to Russian […]

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]

Russia to Produce Six MC-21 Aircraft in 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to roll out the first six serially-built MC-21 jets in 2021, double that number in 2022, before ramping up production of the country’s advanced mid-haul airliners to 25 units a year by 2023, reveals Valery Okulov, counsellor to UAC’s general director and former head of Aeroflot. “By 2025 we […]

First Flight of Ilyushin IL-114-300 Postponed until Late 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ilyushin, which is part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has revealed more details about the status of its IL-114-300 passenger turboprop programme, which it says is proceeding towards its first flight “in late 2020”. The IL-114-300, which is an updated version of the original Ilyushin IL-114 that, in the Soviet Union era, were produced […]

Dominance of Western-Built Aircraft in Russia Looks Set to Continue

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Russian airline industry’s widespread reliance on western-built aircraft now exceeds 90 per cent, according to analysis undertaken by Russian Aviation Insider’s sister publication ATO.ru. Furthermore, the research also shows that the dominant share of foreign-made aircraft in Russia’s collective fleet is likely to increase. Data used in the review is from Russian aviation agency […]

Aeroflot Starts Phasing out Its Airbus A330s

Reading Time: 2 minutes In preparation for the arrival of the all-new Airbus A350 wide-body long-haul aircraft next year, Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, has started phasing out its Airbus A330 fleet. VQ-BCQ, the first of three of the long-haul A330-300s to be retired this year, left the carrier’s Sheremetyevo Airport base for Chinese MRO provider HAECO’s base in Hong […]

Aeroflot SSJ100 Fatal Landing: Charges Pressed Against Captain

Reading Time: < 1 minute A commander of the crash-landed Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft RRJ-95B in May, 2019, was charged for the fatal landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, said the statement of Investigative Committee of Russia. The SSJ100 was heading from Moscow to Murmansk. During the climb the aircraft was struck by lightening and reported going back to the […]

Moscow Sheremetyevo Becomes Russia’s First Three-Runway Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new, third runway of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) welcomed its first regular flight on September 19, making SVO the first major airport in Russia to be equipped with three landing and take-off strips. Runway-3 is located north of the airport’s so-called new Northern Terminal complex (comprising of Terminal B and C1, which is currently […]

Russia and China on Final Approach for a Major CR929 Milestone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia and China are on final approach for a major milestone in their ambitious joint widebody passenger airliner program dubbed the CR929, by deciding on the location and the registration of an engineering centre for the project. Apparently Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation has succeeded in convincing its Chinese partner COMAC that the research and development […]

Airbus A220-300 to Enter the Russian Market in 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Airbus A220 plane, the latest entrant into the aviation market from the Airbus side, is expected to get certified for operation in Russia by the end of 2019. During MAKS 2019 air show, Julien Franiatte, the head of Airbus in Russia, revealed that Russian aviation authorities are actively cooperating with Airbus to complete all […]