News Listings for Mikhail Simonov

  • Kremlin splits CEO role at UAC, demotes Pogosyan

    News | 14 Jan 2015 01:17 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Chief executive Mikhail Pogosyan may be leaving Russian conglomerate United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) later this week, possibly ending an eight-year tenure that began at the founding of the aerospace giant.
  • IN FOCUS CONCORDE PICTURES Russian industry actively pursues supersonic flight

    News | 14 Oct 2013 17:58 | Stephen Trimble

    In Russia, the wait for a commercial supersonic transport revival stretches much longer than 10 years. Aeroflot grounded and subsequently retired the Tupolev Tu-144 fleet less than two years after service between Moscow and Almaty began in 1976. The brief and somewhat perilous chapter of Russian supersonic flight was over – 25 years before the last flight of the Concorde.
  • Mikhail Simonov obituary

    News | 15 Mar 2011 00:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Interviewing Mikhail Simonov was not exactly conducive to working on tight deadlines. As one former Flight International journalist recalls, the experience...
  • Staying power

    News | 23 Apr 2002 00:00

    Despite having first flown 25 years ago, Sukhoi's proliferating Flanker family could continue in production for at least 15 years
  • Sukhoi readies Su-38 for first flight

    News | 03 Jul 2001 00:00

    <p>vladimir karnozov / moscow and stewart Penney / london </p> <p>Meanwhile, Russian manufacturer plans to boost production of sports aircraft following strong military orders </p> <p>Sukhoi is preparing to begin flight testing its first agricultural aircraft, the Su-38, in mid-August to coincide with the Moscow air show. </p> <p>Alexander Zudilov, head of the Sukhoi flight test department and Su-38 project manager, says the first aircraft is being built and is set to arrive at Sukhoi's flight test centre at Zhukhovsky, near Moscow, in mid-July. A static test airframe of the Su-38, the design of which started in the early 1990s as a derivative of the Su-29 aerobatic aircraft, has been built and windtunnel tests completed. </p> <p>Sukhoi's initial aim was to use as many components as possible from the Su-29 in its bid to develop the Su-38, Russia's first agricultural aircraft. The former Soviet Union previously relied on Antonov An-2 Colt utility biplanes for crop spraying. </p> <p
  • Sukhoi/MAPO MiG teams join forces

    News | 18 Jun 1999 00:00

    <p>Geoff Thomas </p> <p>Pressure from the Russian government on Sukhoi Design Bureau and MAPO MiG to work more closely together appears finally to be bearing fruit. </p> <p>Speaking in Paris yesterday, Sukhoi design bureau chief Mikhail Simonov announced that his organisation would be joining forces with MAPO MiG to develop "an aircraft in the future." </p> <p>Speculation about the two companies developing stronger links has been rife since earlier this year when Nikolai Nikitin, formerly deputy director and special board member of Sukhoi, left the company to become designer and director general of MAPO MiG which has 20 production plants in the CIS employing more than 60,000 workers. </p> <p>Simonov says that Sukhoi is planning to develop a sport aircraft, stressed to +12G/-10G, with the competition in the Olympic Games in mind. It has been suggested that aerobatic flying should become an Olympic sport - and Sukhoi clearly intends to be in the frame if the IOC makes a positive deci