United Aircraft Corporation

July 3, 2008 - 5:13am

The June 5 signing of a contract for work on Airbus A320 cargo conversion program appears to have restored Russia’s position as a full partner in Europe’s EADS group. The pact could signify repair of relations damaged in 2006 when the German and Russian governments disputed the position of Russian shareholders in EADS.

May 8, 2008 - 6:34am

A day before the opening of last month’s Moscow airshow, Sukhoi, Ilyushin and Boeing signed a series of agreements on the regional jet program proposed in mid-April during Boeing CEO Phil Condit’s visit to Moscow. Dubbed the “Russian Regional Jet” (RRJ), the program is aimed at building a prototype in 2004, certification in 2005 and service entry in 2006 or 2007.

May 8, 2008 - 6:13am

Russia’s Beriev, Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association (IAPO) and Klimov and the Ukraine’s Motor-Sich on June 19 signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint development of the Beriev Be-132MK regional turboprop. Expecting to complete a feasibility study this month, the companies hope to launch the project by year-end.

May 6, 2008 - 11:26am

Currently, 30 dedicated Russian business aviation companies operate about 50 business jets, mostly converted Tupolev Tu-134s, Yakovlev Yak-40s and Yak-42s and Antonov An-74s. The Russian fleet of VIP-configured jets, some of which are in service with airlines, includes between 70 and 80 aircraft.

May 6, 2008 - 4:56am

At the end of June, Sukhoi announced the creation of the “new” Sukhoi Aviation Corporation, with the consolidation of a number of design and manufacturing companies, including Moscow-based OKB Sukhogo (the Sukhoi design bureau) and the Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Komsomolsk-na-Amure and Taganrog aircraft plants.

April 16, 2008 - 12:07pm

Officials at Sukhoi have revealed next to nothing about the company’s proposed supersonic business jet program over the last 12 months. However, during a joint U.S./Russian roundtable discussion on aviation issues in May, Sukhoi general director Mikhail Pogosyan, one of the speakers, said “certain progress” had been achieved during a joint feasibility study with Boeing, not only on the Russian Regional Jet, but also on the SSBJ.

February 21, 2008 - 5:00am
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The MiG company denied a Russian newspaper report that Algeria wants to return 15 MiG-29 fighters that were supplied in late 2006. Algeria halted deliveries of a further planned 21 aircraft, the report said. The matter was expected to be discussed in a meeting between the Algerian and Russian presidents in Moscow this week. The deal to supply the jets was sealed in March 2006 as part of a debt-cancellation plan.

February 21, 2008 - 5:00am
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The MiG company denied a Russian newspaper report that Algeria wants to return 15 MiG-29 fighters that were supplied in late 2006. Algeria halted deliveries of a further planned 21 aircraft, the report said. The matter was expected to be discussed in a meeting between the Algerian and Russian presidents in Moscow this week. The deal to supply the jets was sealed in March 2006 as part of a debt-cancellation plan.

February 11, 2008 - 10:24am

Newfound buying power courtesy of Russian government loans has given Indonesia’s military reason to anticipate a significant upgrade in fighting capability.

February 11, 2008 - 9:10am

After many years of struggle, Ukraine’s aerospace industry appears headed in an upward trajectory, as a promising new civil aircraft program hits the market and some Russian defense market analysts predict Ukrainian military export activity to surpass that of its neighbor over the next decade.

 
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