News Listings for Mikhail Simonov

  • IN FOCUS CONCORDE PICTURES Russian industry actively pursues supersonic flight

    News | 14 Oct 2013 16:58 | 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-CONCORDE-PICTURES-Russian-industry-actively-pursues-supersonic-flight-391682/
  • 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...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mikhail-Simonov-obituary-354147/
  • Staying power

    News | 22 Apr 2002 23:00

    Despite having first flown 25 years ago, Sukhoi's proliferating Flanker family could continue in production for at least 15 yearshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Staying-power-146479/
  • Sukhoi readies Su-38 for first flight

    News | 02 Jul 2001 23:00

    <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> <phttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sukhoi-readies-Su-38-for-first-flight-132852/
  • Sukhoi/MAPO MiG teams join forces

    News | 17 Jun 1999 23:00

    <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 decihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SukhoiMAPO-MiG-teams-join-forces-53010/
  • 'Aircraft not to blame'

    News | 13 Jun 1999 23:00

    <p>Geoff Thomas </p> <p>The war of words between the Sukhoi Su-30MK crew and the show's organisers blossomed into a full-scale international argument yesterday. </p> <p>Was the aircraft which crashed during Saturday's display being flown outside the agreed envelope? Did the organisers insist on the Sukhoi's display programme being reduced to such an extent that it jeopardised the safety of the aircraft? </p> <p>There is a clear difference of opinion which will only be resolved once the official enquiry publishes its report on the incident. </p> <p>Le Bourget air show director Edmond Marchegay says the matter will be fully investigated by the military arm of the French defence ministry and if the pilot is found guilty of flying below the regulation minimum altitude, Sukhoi could have constraints placed on its future activities at the Paris air show. </p> <p>Comments </p> <p>It's clear from the comments of Sukhoi chief test pilot Viacheslav Averianov, echoed by the Sukhoi design buhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aircraft-not-to-blame-52308/