News Listings for Yakovlev Yak-52

  • TB20 production to go to Romania

    News | 06 Feb 2007 00:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    <P>EADS Socata is hoping to receive approval from the Romanian government before June to transfer production of its TB20 and TB21 piston-engine aircraft line to the eastern European country. </P> <P>The deal, part of an offset agreement between EADS and Romania, will see the new production line established at Aerostar in Bacau, where the Yakovlev Yak-52 aerobatic trainer is built under licence. </P> <P>Tarbes, south-west France-based Socata says that following the transfer it will begin an aggressive marketing campaign for the €400,000 ($520,000) all-metal TB-series, which is being built on a demand at a rate of around a dozen aircraft a year. </P> <P>The first TB type was delivered 28 years ago and more than 2,150 have entered service worldwide. "There will be strong demand for replacement aircraft from individual and fleet owners, and particularly flying schools, which have a need for an aircraft with a retractable gear and complex systems for pilots who are transitioning to airlihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/TB20-production-to-go-to-Romania-211957/
  • State of change

    News | 13 Sep 2004 23:00

    <p>Ukraine's aerospace industry is shaking off the legacy of the Soviet era with new products, developed since independence, coming onto the market</p> <p>Ukraine's aerospace industry is often overshadowed by Russia's huge military-industrial complex, but its contribution to the world history of aviation and space is enormous. Some 25,000 aircraft and 400 spacecraft have been manufactured there, including the world's largest transport, the Antonov An-225 Mriya.</p> <p>The Ukrainian industry has survived the break-up of the Soviet Union and a deep crisis in the 1990s. It is now well on the way to recovery as new products, developed after the country's independence, come to the market. They will be showcased at the forthcoming Aviasvit air show in Kiev. First held in 1999, Aviasvit aims to send a message to the more than 60 countries where Ukrainian-made aircraft and engines are operated that the country is back as a major player in world aerospace.</p> <p>The show has been popular wihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/State-of-change-187395/
  • Hungarian defence plan urges air force shake-up

    News | 20 Oct 2003 23:00

    <p>GABOR SZEKERES / BUDAPEST</p> <p>Budapest devises major inventory cuts as part of preparations for NATO membership</p> <p>Drastic reorganisation of Hungary's air force involving huge cuts in aircraft have been outlined in a defence review approved by the government as the country prepares for NATO membership.</p> <p>The moves focus on making better use of resources by eliminating the majority of air bases and older, non-serviceable aircraft while preparing for the arrival of 14 Saab/BAE Systems Gripen fighters. </p> <p>The plan foresees keeping only one air base operational in the west of the country, with emphasis placed instead on the east. </p> <p>The helicopter base at Szentkiralyszabadja will be closed in 2004 with its useable Mil Mi-17s and Mi-24s transferred to Szolnol in the east, joining Mi-8 units. Most of the Mi-8s will be withdrawn from service by 2006 while the Mi-17 force will be upgraded and expanded. Eighteen Mi-24s will be retired with only 12, due to be upgradhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hungarian-defence-plan-urges-air-force-shake-up-172716/
  • New values

    News | 29 Apr 2002 23:00

    <p>Gabor Szekeres / Budapest </p> <p>NATO membership has forced a reorganisation of the Hungarian air force, which had already undergone major changes in the past decade</p> <p>Hungary's air force has gone through fundamental changes in the last decade. It started out operating from six active bases, with seven helicopter, one transport and seven fighter/fighter-bomber units - now, it has just two fighter-bomber, one transport and four helicopter squadrons operating from three active bases and two additional airfields.</p> <p>Some major fighter types operated in the early 1990s have been retired, with the loss of the strike and reconnaissance capabilities once provided by Sukhoi Su-22 Fitters. Also gone are Mikoyan MiG-21 Fishbeds and Mikoyan MiG-23 Floggers. Many trained pilots and technical staff were also retired. In the past few years the Zlin 43 liaison aircraft, and the small fleet of Let L-410 VIP and aerial mapping aircraft have also been retired, together with the 12 Yakovlhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-values-146999/
  • Aerostar's aerobatic trainer takes to the air

    News | 09 Jul 2001 23:00

    <p>Romania's Aerostar flew its IAK-52TW aerobatic piston trainer on 2 July from its Bacau facility. The tandem two-seat aircraft is a tail wheel variant of the Yakovlev Yak-52. Features include: a 300kW (400hp) VMKB M14PX-DK powerplant, with modified air intake and engine cowling; integrated, fully retractable landing gear; and tail wheel and rounded wing tips similar to Second World War aircraft designs, says Aerostar. </p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=5817' /></p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aerostars-aerobatic-trainer-takes-to-the-air-134088/
  • Military Aircraft Census - Military might

    News | 20 Feb 2001 00:00

    <I><p>Flight International's</I> inaugural Military Aircraft Census reveals the make-up, breadth and scale of the world's airborne fighting fleets </p> <p>Stewart Penney/LONDON </p> <p>Flight International's first military aircraft census shows that the world's air arms operate nearly 90,000 aircraft. This figure includes VIP aircraft, essentially unmodified airliners or corporate jets which are not included in the tables. It does, however, give a feel for the size of the world's military aircraft fleet. </p> <p>Leaving aside the Mikoyan MiG-19 and its Chinese copy, the Shenyang J/F-6, the Lockheed Martin F-16 is the world's most popular fighter with well over 4,000 aircraft delivered or on order. The MiG-19/J-6 is in service in massive numbers with the Chinese air force with many believed to be unserviceable. As this skews the numbers, the fighter is omitted from consideration as the world's most popular fighter. The F-16 total includes every variant from early A/Bs to the Blockhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Military-Aircraft-Census-Military-might-126316/