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Armed Orion-E MALE UCAV Debuts in Dubai
Russia’s Kronshtadt is showing an armed, satcom-equipped version of the Orion-E MALE UCAV for the first time outside Russia.
Superjet Applies Power to Overcome U.S. Trade Restrictions
The Kremlin has committed $1.83 billion in funding support for the “Superjet-New.”
Russia Sees Middle East as a Primary Market for New Airliners
Continuing economic sanctions by the West has raised the possibility of Russian aircraft sales to Iran and Syria, in particular.
Russian Government Breathes New Life Into Il-96 Airliner
Under a new government funding plan, the Il-96 airliner would be fitted with new PD-35 turbofans to provide an improved alternative to Western aircraft.
RUBAE Show Presses On in Pandemic Times
The 15th edition of the Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE) opened at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on September 8.
Pandemic Changed Russian Bizjet Traveler Habits
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed habits and ways of Russian business travelers, according to speakers at a recent Russian bizav conference.
EBAA Head Hopes For Return to Normalcy in 2022
Business aviation has been recovering from the shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but its complete return to normalcy will not happen until next year.
Russia Embarks On New R&D Path to a Supersonic Transport
With Russian government funding, the country's aerospace sector wants to take supersonic technologies to new levels to make a new generation SST viable.
Russia Offers To Fly Afghans Out of Kabul with Airliners
The Taliban grants Russian airliners access to Kabul Airport to evacuate Afghan asylum seekers.
Domestic Orders and State Backing Boost Russia's UAC Group
While the SSJ100 and Il-114-300 airliners have received new orders, the new MC-21 model is struggling, prompting Russia's government to show its support.
Russian Government Issues New Plan To Boost Airliner Output
The Irkut MC-21 and SSJ100 would become the main beneficiaries of a $25 billion allocation from the Russian government.
Kremlin Committed to CR929 Despite Grim Market Prospects
Comac and UAC have shortlisted several suppliers for the CR929 widebody.
Russia Readies Indigenous PD-8 for Superjet Re-engining
United Engine Corporation has assembled the first PD-8 engine core.
Ruggedness, Reliability Keep Russian VIP helicopters in Vogue
The Mi-8/17 series helicopters remain in widespread use worldwide.
MC-21 Receives Outer Wing Made of Russian Composites
The first deliverable copy of the MC-21 will feature Russian-made composites in its wings.
Russian Partners Set To Fly Hybrid-electric Airliner Testbed
High-temperature superconductivity specialist SuperOx is providing a new electric motor and generator for a converted Yak-40 regional airliner.
Russian Engines Remain Key Issue for Ilyushin Il-114-300
Common Klimov engines in the Il-114 and Il-112 airlifter continue to present concerns.
New Irkut Management Sends MC-21 into Colder Climes
The MC-21 narrowbody gets set for cold-weather trials in northern Russia.
EBAA: Bizav Traffic in Europe ‘Not As Bad As Expected’
Post-Covid business aircraft traffic in Europe “returned to some kind of normal” in August but has since dipped below 2019 levels.
Russia Moves Forward on Supersonic Development
Russia has opened a design competition as Tupolev and TsAGI progress on supersonic projects.
Russian Navy Inducts Kamov Ka-31R
After a long delay, the Russian navy is now operating the Ka-31, the airborne early warning/surface search version of the Ka-27 shipborne ASW helicopter.
Further Aircraft Lost before Idlib Ceasefire Agreement
The ceasefire ar Idlib ended a brief period of intense fighting between Assadist and Turkish forces, during which a number of aircraft were downed.
Aeroflot Inducts A350 While Pledging to Take Indigenous Jets
The Russian flag carrier has become the first airline in Eastern Europe to fly the A350.
Fighter-bombers and Anka UAVs Downed as Turkey and Syria Exchange Blows
An escalation in fighting between Turkish and Assadist forces has resulted in a number of air vehicles—both manned and unmanned—being shot down.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Innovative UAV Technology Helps Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib
The Russian army is employing small UAVs to find targets and then provide designation for attack by laser-guided shells.
Kremlin Considers Launching Start-up Airlines To Fly Superjets
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and lessors want to place “white tail” SSJ100s with airlines.
First Be-200 Intended for Russian Navy Takes Flight
Beriev’s latest Be-200 is painted in Navy colors, but there is some doubt as to whether the type has been ordered by the defense ministry.
Metal Cut on First Il-114-300 Regional Turboprop
Ilyushin has plans to relaunch production of its Il-114 regional turboprop, but with domestic engines and avionics.
Tupolev Flies Modernized ‘Blackjack’
The nature of the upgrade to the Tu-160M has not been detailed, but the type is once again making its presence felt in the ongoing Russia-U.S. standoff.
Vietnam Places Order for Yak-130 Trainers
With its order for around a dozen, Vietnam becomes the seventh customer for the advanced trainer, which is also being developed for close air support.
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