Tag: Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation

MC-21 Aircraft Has Flown Nonstop from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

On October 17 2017, the first test MC-21-300 aircraft flew from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the airfield of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Ramenskoye, Moscow Region), to continue flight tests. The aircraft flew nonstop 4 500 km for 6 hours at the altitude of 10 000 meters. Mr Oleg Kononenko, the […]

Russia’s MC-21 And IL-114 Win New Orders At MAKS Air Show

Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed a letter of intent with Saratov Airlines to lease six MC-21-300s July 19. The 211-seat aircraft is scheduled to be delivered from 2022-2025. The Saratov-based carrier has not yet […]

MC-21-300 Factory Tests Enter Second Stage

The flying prototype of Russia’s new Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliner has completed the first stage of factory testing, OEM Irkut Corporation reports. The final, sixth flight as part of the first stage was performed on June 23. During the first phase the aircraft was tested for stability and controllability with different configurations of the wing […]

Aeroflot To Sign A Contract For 50 MC-21 Airliners

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to sign a firm contract with Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot this year for the delivery of 50 MC-21 medium-haul airliners, said UAC President Yuri Slyusar. “I can’t tell you exactly so far about a firm contract for the MC-21 [signing at the MAKS airshow outside Moscow]. But we’ll surely […]

Russian-Chinese Long-Range Wide-Body Aircraft Project To Cost $13 Bln

The Russian-Chinese project to develop a long-range wide-body airliner will cost about $13 billion, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company Vladislav Masalov said on Monday. The Sukhoi head made this statement after an official ceremony of opening the office of the project’s operator, which was held in the headquarters of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of […]

First MC-21-300 Flying Prototype In Taxi Trials

The first flying prototype of Russia’s Irkut MC-21-300 single-aisle airliner has completed the first low-speed taxi trial in the run-up to the maiden flight. The tests are being conducted at Irkut Corporation’s Irkutsk Aviation Plant flight testing facility. Preparations for the first flight are on schedule, the company says. Ground checks are being run on […]

MC-21 Wing to Be Reinforced Following Static Tests

Russia’s Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody pogram has passed an important milestone in static tests. The aircraft’s composite wingbox was destroyed by exposing it to loads that were higher than 90% of the ultimate load. The aircraft’s designer, Irkut Corporation, told Russian Aviation Insider that the wing fatigue testing had been completed at the end of February. […]

Russian-Chinese Widebody Passenger Airliner Project Officially Launched

A joint venture between Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to develop a long-haul widebody aircraft (provisionally designated Comac C929) has been registered in China, as follows from UAC’s annual report. The establishment of the venture marks the official start of the project. Known as China-Russia Commercial Aircraft […]

Russian Airlines Will Need 2,000 New Aircraft by 2035

Russian airlines will require from 1,700 to 2,000 new passenger aircraft through 2035. More than a half of this number, from 1,100 to 1,300 units will be mainline airliners, Russia’s vice-minister for transport, Valeriy Okulov forecasted. The government hopes to meet with demand with locally made commercial aircraft. “The average annual acquisitions rate stands at […]

Russian Government to Invest in Ilyushin Aircraft

The Russian government plans to invest RUB20.4 billion ($350 million) in Ilyushin Il-114-300 aircraft and RUB17.2 billion in long-haul, widebody Il-96-400 aircraft in 2018-2019. The investments were disclosed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin at the first meeting of the newly created government aviation board March 6. Last year, the government allocated RUB52 billion to […]