Tag: UAC

Painted MC-21-300 to Continue Certification Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MC-21-300 test aircraft, painted at Spektr-Avia, Ulyanovsk, returned to Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region), where it will continue its flights under the certification test program. The aircraft is equipped with a passenger cabin with a maximum capacity of 211 economy class seats. The salon features increased width of seats and minimum aisle width. The […]

First IL-96-400M to See the Light of Day by the End of 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new widebody aircraft – modification of the IL-96-300 – is getting near to the full assembly. Currently, the IL-96-400M is at the final assembly shop at Voronezh Aircraft Plant. According to Alexander Yarchevsky, acting Managing Director of VASO, the wings have been already connected to the fuselage. Now the team is going to set […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation to Create a Civil Aviation Division

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s aircraft manufacturing industry, now consolidated under the auspices of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is facing further re-organisation after its board of directors decided to increase efficiency and attractiveness for investors by merging those subsidiaries which are responsible for developing and producing civil aircraft. The new arrangement means that Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the […]

Rostec Takes Ownership of 83% of UAC

Reading Time: < 1 minute In line with the Russian government’s October decision to hand control of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to state-owned technology and aviation giant Rostec, the latter is pushing ahead to take over UAC’s shares from current owner Rosimuschestvo, the federal agency for state-owned property management. The integration process was originally scheduled to be completed within 18 […]

Third MC-21-300 Flight Test Aircraft Construction Completed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) completed construction of the third MC-21-300, intended for flight tests. On December 25, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test unit of Irkutsk aviation plant. Testing results of the first MC-21-300 aircraft passing certification tests were taken into account in the production of the […]

Fuselage of MC-21-300 Aircraft Delivered to Zhukovsky

Reading Time: < 1 minute The fuselage of the MC-21-300 aircraft, designed for endurance tests, was delivered to the Ramenskoye airfield (the city of Zhukovsky) from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of the UAC). Specialists of the Corporation together with employees of enterprises participating in cooperation and TsAGI staff will assemble the MC-21-300 […]

Superjet 100 Loses its Sukhoi Nametag

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s Irkut Corporation, producer of the country’s MC-21 advanced airliner, has been handed full control of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) after receiving all of SCAC’s shares. SCAC was previously fully owned by Sukhoi Company and the change of ownership is part of an overall plan to create a fully-fledged, autonomous commercial aviation division under […]

Russian Government Allocates $20 Million for IL-96-400M Production Company

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Russian government has allocated some 1.32 billion rubles (US$20 Million) to the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the company which is responsible for the passenger re-launch of the Ilyushin IL-96-400M, four-engined wide-body aircraft. The financial injection will boost the registered capital of Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (part of UAC, known as VASO), the producer of […]