Russian carrier Azimuth’s agreement to take Airbus A220s is the first from one of the country’s airlines since the twinjet family quietly secured certification from the federal aviation regulator Rosaviatsia.
Russian Helicopters has showcased the latest production versions of a pair of its attack helicopters at MAKS this week, with the Mil Mi-28NM and Kamov Ka-52M making their public debuts at the Zhukovsky event.
Airbus has concluded its first flight-hour services contract in Central Asia with an A220 pooling and component repair agreement with Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas.
Russian Helicopters appears to have a first customer lined up for the new A3 variant of its long-running Mil Mi-171 heavy-class rotorcraft after oil giant Gazprom signed up to the programme, although details of the agreement remain limited.
Russia’s RAC MiG used the MAKS air show to display a trio of new combat aircraft concepts in model form.
Russia’s United Engine (UEC) has begun investigating the potential of hydrogen as a power source for aviation applications.
Boeing is integrating aircraft capability data for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 into the US airframer’s performance tool platform to enable improvement to the type’s take-off and landing operations.
Russia is still intent on selling 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to Indonesia, despite pressure on Jakarta to abandon the long-troubled sale.
Russian carrier Azimuth is set to become the first operator of the Airbus A220 in the country, following an agreement for six unveiled at the Moscow MAKS 2021 air show.
Mock-up displayed at MAKS, but developer hopes to have single-propeller utility aircraft in service by 2023
United Engine (UEC) has displayed at the MAKS air show two new turboshafts that will replace Western-built powerplants on rotorcraft from the Russian Helicopters stable.
United Aircraft is pitching the single-engined Su-75 to export markets as an affordable, fifth-generation type that shares characteristics with Sukhoi’s Su-57.
Russian airline UTair has signed for 50 Mil Mi-8AMT heavy-lift helicopters as part of a fleet renewal programme.
United Engine is aiming to secure a type certificate for the Aviadvigatel PD-8 in 2023, with production work already underway on the first prototype for certification tests.
Russia has signed its first contracts for export of the reconnaissance version of its Kronstadt Group Orion-E medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle.
Three airlines have signed letters of intent covering the acquisition of 50 Sukhoi Superjet 100s, as the MAKS 2021 air show opened in Moscow.
At any given time, there are about half a dozen foreign countries interested in buying the Sukhoi Su-57E stealth fighter, according to Russian export agency Rosoboronexport. The names of those countries so far have remained secret, however.
Russian carrier Aurora has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire eight Sukhoi Superjet 100s through state leasing company GTLK.
Russian Helicopters has unveiled an upgraded variant of the Kamov Ka-226T light-twin at the MAKS air show.
Rostec State Corporation plans to demonstrate the S-111 communications system for the Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter at the MAKS 2021 air show.
Biennial Moscow event will be first major air show of pandemic era, and will give country’s industry an opportunity to display its domestically-developed wares.
Russia’s Rostec has taken the unusual step of releasing a first image of a new light fighter design ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the MAKS air show, after unofficial pictures had appeared online.
The holding company behind Russia’s aviation assets sees a bright future for its aerospace industry under effective state ownership, as it works to grow presence in civil sector.
Owner of the Kamov and Mil design houses – more famed for military aircraft – is quietly increasing its share of the civil market too as the company seeks to establish a better balance.
Now in flight-testing, the Il-112V will start replacing aged Antonov transports in Russian military service – but can it also attract international customers?
With famous design bureaux RAC MiG and Sukhoi gradually consolidating under United Aircraft, Russia’s military aviation sector continues to target fighter exports, despite US and Chinese rivalry.
Russia’s Il-114 is approaching service entry in its -300 guise, almost 30 years after the Ilyushin design’s emergence – and with local demand rising, it looks set to make a successful return.
Irkut’s MC-21 is on track for first delivery this year with imported key components – but the programme is championing near-term readiness with Russian engines and homegrown composites.