News Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has ordered the inspection of 48 Superjets for cracks in uncertified titanium that may have been used in about 50 SSJ100 aircraft. Russian sources report the potential for micro cracks in landing gear, engine, and flap attachment points...
United Engine Corporation, part of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation, announced plans to upgrade its production facilities between 2017-2025 to prepare for mass production of PD-14 engine. The company intends to invest 21.9 billion rubles. Rostec reports one of...
Many in the west have pooh-poohed Russian aviation, despite the Sukhoi Superjet being a credible competitor, doing well with Mexico’s Interjet and now in service with Dublin-based CityJet. We suggest people do not under-estimate the MS-21, which may turn out to be...
Today Irkut rolled out their MC-21. It’s been something many of us have been waiting for. The roll-out was on par with anything seen at the big four western OEMs. (IRKUT supplied us with great images) The company showed off its first MC-21-300. The program cost...
It seems to be the standard these days. News from Russia indicates the MC-21 first flight will be delayed to late 2016, according to a Tass interview with Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov. This is a delay from the 2Q16 that was the previous...
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