13th October 2019
  • 13th October 2019

AIRCRAFT

An integration of Mil and Kamov construction bureaus into the National Helicopter Centre

by 13th October 2019 0

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC ´Mil Moscow Helicopter plant´ and JSC ´Kamov´ to establish JSC ´National Helicopter Centre named after Mikhail Mil and Nikolay Kamov´ (NHC). National Helicopter Centre shall combine the potential of two helicopter design schools...

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XA41/XA42 aircraft family prohibited from performing aerobatics

by 26th September 2019 0

Effective on 26th September 2019, all aeroplanes belonging to the XA41 and XA42 family are prohibited from performing aerobatic manoeuvres, following the Emergency Airworthiness Directive of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  In the beginning of 2018, during a scheduled maintenance inspection of XA42 aerobatic aeroplane, the crack on one of the diagonal...

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Russia has received several requests for MiG-35 fighter

by 8th September 2019 0

The new light multirole fighter developed by Mikoyan company, MiG-35, is among the intensive-advertised products of the Russian military industry. The fighter, still offering the so-called ´4++ generation´ capabilities, is significantly cheaper and less demanding on maintenance than the advanced Sukhoi fighter family (including Su-35 and Su-57) and therefore seems to create the considerable...

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New Russian VRT500 helicopters for Malaysia

by 8th September 2019 0

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed dealership agreements on promotion and sales of the light multipurpose helicopter VRT500 with a Malaysian company Ludev Aviation. It is planned to start the supplies in 2023. The...

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Airbus EC665 Tiger helicopters grounded, following a safety warning from the manufacturer

by 9th August 2019 0

Two days ago, on 7th August, the Bundeswehr (German federal armed forces) ceased all operational and training flights of the EC665 Tiger fleet. This decision was caused by the safety warning issued by Airbus Helicopters, that the titanium bolt used in Airbus helicopters may show unusual weakness and, in consequence, a break of this...

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Sukhoi S-70’s maiden flight

by 8th August 2019 0

On August 3, 2019 the Russian Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik-B (Hunter-B) made its first flight from one of the airfields under control of the Russian MoD (most probably Chkalov State Flight Test Centre at Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan Region). S-70 took off at 12:20 Moscow time and made several circles around the airfield at the altitude of...

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