Russia

China aims to start delivering CR929 in 2023, build 1,000 by 2035

COMAC chief designer Chen Yingchun said that despite problems, the development of CRAIC CR929 wide-body airliner is going according to plan....


Top 10 most advanced fighter jets in 2020

As more and more superpowers of the world move to fifth-generation fighter jets, we look at the top 10 most advanced Fighter Jets in 2020!...


How Russians tried to sell Mi-24 attack helicopters to police

Mil Mi-24 Hind is one of the most notorious attack helicopters in the world, famous for its firepower. In the 1990s a police variant was designed... with cannons. The mid-90s was a difficult period for all ex-soviet manufacturers. As the Soviet Union crumbled, its research and manufacturing facilities were transformed into companies, which had to adapt to a capitalist economy.  With government orders running thin, every possible niche for re...


MRO Russia & CIS 2019 on US sanctions & Superjet 100

Aviation MRO market in Russia and CIS countries is at the crossroads. This year, it has been largely about the external factors – the US sanctions significantly affected the parts delivery, which became one of the biggest challenges for the region....


MC-21 production postponed again, new Russian engines tested

Russian manufacturer Irkut plans to build a new MC-21 plane prototype to test its Russian-made engines....


Russian government allocates fund for MC-21 program

Russian Prime Minister confirmed that the MC-21-300 program would be subsidized by the government through Rostec....


Unsympathetic: US passengers file $3.5M suit against Aeroflot

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot became the source of a complaint coming from US passengers, who intend to claim up to $3.5 million from the company....


MC-21 service entry threatened by US sanctions

The Russian narrow-body airliner Irkut MC-21, boldly advertised by the manufacturer to have a greater economic efficiency than Airbus and Boeing commercial jets, has another barrier on its way to mass production, expected in 2020....


202 Passengers Onboard When The Plane In Russia Catches Fire

Being onboard when plane engines suddenly start spitting flames is not the best travel moment. But this is what happened in Russia this week when Tu-204 jumbo jet was forced for the emergency landing....


Aeroflot’s Pobeda mulls 30 B737 MAX 8 order, conversion options

Pobeda Airlines, a Russian low-cost carrier and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aeroflot Group, is planning to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets....