Category: CIS

Russia to Test PAK FA Fighters With Operational Engines in Late 2017

The tests of the Russian Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighters using operational engines should begin in late 2017, the head of the United Engine Corporation said Thursday. PAK FA, equipped with advanced avionics and all-digital flight systems, is set to become the first operational stealth aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. “The [operational engine] […]

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want […]

Transforming the Passenger Journey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in 2035, up from 3.8 billion in […]

Russia-India Sign Agreement to Jointly Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

The signing of the agreement was in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The joint venture for local production of the helicopter is a profoundly new and substantial step in the development of cooperation beyween India and Russia. The fleet of Russian-made helicopters in India is over 400 […]

Russia’s Upgraded Night Hunter Helicopter Makes Its First Flight

Russian Helicopters rotocraft manufacturer, part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec, plans to deliver a pre-production batch of upgraded Mil Mi-28N “Night Hunter” helicopters to the Defense Ministry in 2018, Russian Helicopters Head Alexander Mikheyev said on Wednesday. We plan the pilot pre-production batch of helicopters for delivery in 2018,” he said. The prototype of the […]

Chinese Pilots Learn Russian to Fly Su-35 Fighters

A new shipment of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter aircraft soon to be delivered to China will be fitted with onboard readout systems that display data in Russian. The onboard systems of the military aircraft which are expected to be delivered to China by the end of the year will be essentially configured the same […]

Upgraded Mi-28NM Attack Helicopter Started Undergoing Flight Tests

The flight trials of the Mil Mi-28NM (NATO reporting name: Havoc) advanced upgraded attack helicopter have been kicked off in Russia, according to the Izvestia daily. A prototype of the Mi-28NM upgraded attack helicopter, also known as Product 296, has flown its early test sorties for its controls and engines to be tested and its […]

Aviation Training Management Software – A Key to Digital Optimization

Digitalization is considered to be one of the major trends impacting the modern global aviation training industry and aviation technologies which are currently in use. Social media, mobile computing, cloud computing, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the principal tools used in order to implement digital transformations. As a whole unit these technologies […]

Passenger Growth Slowed in August

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 4.6% compared to the year-ago period. This represented a slowing from the 6.4% increase recorded in July (revised). August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.8%, and load […]

Russia to Begin Production of the Unique SR-10 Jet Trainer in 2017

The Russian company Modern Aviation Technologies (KB SAT) plans to begin production of the new SR-10 single-engine light aerobatic jet trainer aircraft in 2017, TASS reported. “Production of the first aircraft is scheduled for the end of 2017. According to the plans of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2018-2019 a pilot […]