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  • An-12 crash investigation yet to yield clues

    ​Russian investigators have taken fuel samples, and retrieved the flight recorders, as part of the inquiry into the Antonov An-12 crash in Irkutsk on 26 December.

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  • PARIS: Irkut's Demchenko insists MS-21 follows in a fine tradition of Russian civil aerospace

    Serious competition from Russian airframers may not have troubled market forecasters in Toulouse or Seattle for many...

  • PICTURES: Russian air force receives first Su-30SM fighters

    The Russian air force has taken delivery of its first two of 30 Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighters ...

  • PICTURES: Russian air force receives first Yak-130 combat trainers

    Russia's air force has taken delivery of its first six Yakovlev-designed Yak-130 combat trainers from Irkut ...

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  • Angara adds new routes as An-148 fleet expands

    News | 15 Oct 2014 16:24 | Tom Zaitsev

    Siberia's Angara Airlines is to grow its local intra-regional network following expansion of its Antonov An-148 fleet.
  • Russia's Yakutia starts Q400 operations for Alrosa

    News | 15 Oct 2014 08:33 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Russian carrier Alrosa has introduced Bombardier Q400 services on several regional routes from its Mirny base in the Sakha republic.
  • Irkut secures MC-21 funding

    News | 27 Aug 2014 08:40 | Tom Zaitsev

    ​Russian airframer Irkut has secured government backing for a crucial borrowing scheme to finance development of the MC-21 twinjet.
  • ANALYSIS: Irkut builds future on Yak-130 and MC-21

    News | 08 Aug 2014 13:53 | Dominic Perry

    ​“I believe,” says Oleg Demchenko, “that my grandchildren will fly in the MC-21." It is a bullish statement from the Irkut president and says much about his faith in the longevity and sales prospects for an airliner that has yet to roll out, let alone perform its maiden flight.
  • Siberia’s Angara to lease two more An-148s

    News | 22 Jul 2014 11:41 | Tom Zaitsev

    ​Siberian operator Angara is to take two more Antonov An-148-100 regional jets on financial lease.
  • FARNBOROUGH: Russia's resurgent United Aircraft

    News | 12 Jul 2014 13:55 | Dominic Perry

    ​For United Aircraft, Russia’s state-owned aerospace giant, the last 12 months appear to have been a period of consolidation and reinforcement. Its two flagship civil programmes have made solid if unspectacular progress, largely avoiding the calamities of previous years. And on the military side, deliveries of current models have continued apace to its masters in Moscow – as well as healthy number to export customers. Development of the next generation of fighter aircraft had appeared to be going smoothly too, although a 10 June fire aboard a Sukhoi T-50/PAK-FA prototype may cause more problems than the company has so far admitted to. Meanwhile, in the background, UAC has continued with the deep restructuring process that began virtually with its inception in 2006.