Malaysias SU-30MKM fighter jets are now almost certain to get a life extension following the launch of a local enterprise to perform deep maintenance on the Russian-made fighter jets. Consequently, a plan to purchase the Dassault Rafale or the Eurofighter, as part of the Multi-role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) project may be delayed indefinitely as Kaula Lumpur grapples with budget cuts and a deepening palm oil crisis with the European Union
The third iteration of the Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft has completed its maiden flight, at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 kmph, the company said in a statement Saturday
Russia will upgrade its Su-30SM fighter jets with armaments and on-board equipment from the more powerful Su-35 aircraft and has offered to do the same to the Indian Su-30MKI. “The Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet will be standardized with the 4++ generation Su-35 fighter by upgrading its onboard equipment and armament to cut its cost price and breathe a new life into the plane,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told journalists on Tuesday
Prevented by US sanctions from using Pratt & Whitney engines in its MC-21-300 airliner project, Irkut Corporation of Russia will roll out its first serially manufactured plane with the PD-14 engine made by United Engine Corporation (UEC). Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov who visited the Irkutsk aviation plant today said "under unfavorable conditions, we will be ready to switch only to domestic engines
Russian United Aircraft Corporation made a strong pitch for civil aircraft in India including MC-21, SSJ-100, Il-114 and Be-200 during the ongoing Aero India Airshow 2019. UAC is keen on providing its three aircraft for high density, low-yield routes which is a common factor Indian civil aviation, Kirill Budaev, Vice-president Marketing & Sales for Irkut Corp, VP Sales Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (MC-21/SSJ-100 programmes) said during a press briefing on the second day of Aero India Airshow Thursday
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have completed the first flight session for certifying Russian airliner MC-21, the Russian manufacturer Irkut Corporation said in a press release. During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling
India has requested Russia to prolong the licence for manufacturing the Su-30MKI aircraft at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facilities in India which could mean an additional order for the multi role righter is on track once the 222 planes under the current order are delivered to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Informed sources told defenseword
Russian Su-30SM fighter jet will be modernized and equipped with high precision weapons. During a visit to the Irkut plant where the Su-30SM is manufactured, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that The Russian Federation possesses more than 100 aircraft of this type
Russia is expected to make first delivery of four Su-30SM fighter aircraft to Belarus this year, according to a report by Belarusian Telegraph agency (
Russias state-run United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will showcase Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft in Aero India Show-2019 scheduled between February 20-24 in Bangalore. “As India is now discussing the need to expand regional connectivity, we believe our Be-200 jet will fit into the new strategy very well as it can take off and land on water so it does not necessarily needs to be based at the airports,” the report quoted Sergei Ganin, Head of R&D Center of Beriev Aircraft Company, a unit of UAC as saying
Mass production of the Russian MC-21 Airliner will commence sometime in 2019 as the various enterprises of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) have begun to manufacture parts and units of MC-21-300 aircraft intended for delivery to customer who have placed orders to buy the aircraft. “In 2018 flight and ground certification tests of aircraft prototype confirmed the main design solutions
Irkut Corporation has delivered the fuselage of the MC-21-300 aircraft to the Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky) to conduct fatigue and operational tests of the fuselage. Life test of aircraft are conducted to confirm the design decisions in terms of fatigue strength and operational survivability
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