Mil Mi-26

December 1, 2006 - 8:26am

For the past three months, three Rostvertol Mi-26T helicopters owned by Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations have been in Pakistan to support relief efforts following last year’s devastating earthquake.

September 29, 2006 - 7:33am

Russia has created a unified United Aircraft Construction Corp. that consolidates aircraft companies Sukhoi, MiG, Ilyushin, Tupolev, Kazan, Komsomolsk, Nizhy Novgorod and Novosibirsk.  Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree creating the joint stock corporation to develop, manufacture, sell, modernize, service and support civilian and military aircraft and related equipment.

September 21, 2006 - 6:26am

After several delays, Siberian regional airline UTAir finally expects to begin flying passengers aboard a pair of Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42-300s this month, marking the first use of Western-built turboprops in scheduled airline service in Russia.

September 13, 2006 - 11:37am

Russian manufacturer Rostvertol is establishing a joint venture with Lectern Aviation Supplies in Hong Kong to promote its Mi-26T heavy-lifter in the People’s Republic of China.

Western OEMs so far have not targeted the Chinese heavy-lift helicopter market sector. Rostvertol says it has already made several presentations in China and representatives have also visited its plant in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.