Economy of Russia

August 4, 2012 - 4:45am
Mikhail Pogosyan

A little more than a month after suffering a fatal accident involving a demonstration airplane, the Sukhoi Superjet program staged a fairly quick rebound with the sale of six SSJ100-95s to Russia’s second largest airline, Transaero. Announced in late June, the deal includes options on another 10 airplanes, raising the potential value to $566.4 million based on list prices.

July 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Russian manufacturer Irkut is studying airborne radar candidates for its Yak-130 combat trainer. Konstantin Popovich, Irkut v-p and head of the Yakovlev Engineering Center, announced at a Farnborough International airshow briefing yesterday that three radar options are being considered, from three designers–Phazotron, Ramenskoe-based NIIP and St. Petersburg-based Leninets.

July 8, 2012 - 2:25am

Irkut’s business plan for its MC-21 narrowbody jetliner calls for a total of 1,200 aircraft to be produced, including 257 delivered by 2022, of which 30 percent would be for the Russian domestic market. As of May, Irkut had garnered orders and commitments for 190 airplanes.

February 10, 2012 - 10:00pm
Aeroflot Superjet SSJ100-95

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) plans to develop a stretched version of the recently certified Superjet 100 designed to seat 130 passengers. The airplane is dubbed the Superjet 130NG, and Sukhoi estimates its development costs will total $1 billion.

January 11, 2012 - 2:50pm
Aeroflot/Rossiya

Questions have arisen over Aeroflot’s decision to sell its 51-percent stake in regional subsidiary Saratov Airlines (SarAvia) due to what it called “discrepancies in Aeroflot group development strategy and the local status of this airline.”

January 1, 2012 - 2:20am
Superjet 100

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft flight crew in late November conducted the first two automatic Category IIIa landings in the Superjet 100. Flying Superjet prototype MSN95004 from the Zhukovsky airfield near Moscow, chief pilot Alexander Yablontsev and test pilot Vadim Shirokikh tested the airplane’s ability to land under Cat IIIa using differing wing configurations, said Sukhoi.

April 18, 2011 - 10:21am

Sukhoi confirmed that it plans to deliver the first production Superjet SSJ100-95–S/N 95007–to launch customer Armavia tomorrow. The 98-seat regional jet won its Russian certification on February 3, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight. Sukhoi expects to gain EASA certification some time this summer.

February 25, 2011 - 8:30am

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gained Russian certification, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight.

Simultaneously, Russian certification authority IAC AR granted a design organization approval certificate to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company based on an audit of the aircraft development quality system and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) performance.

January 28, 2011 - 8:47am

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 has gained Russian certification, more than two-and-a-half years after the first prototype embarked on its maiden flight.

December 7, 2010 - 3:20am

Jetalliance East has launched charter operations in Russia and the CIS. Jetalliance East (exhibiting here at the static display) is a joint venture between Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Jetalliance Holding of Austria. The two companies formed the joint venture in July and applied for a Russian air operator's certificate (AOC) under which to fly two new Cessna Citations-a CJ3 and a Sovereign-on Russia and CIS charter flights.

 
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