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Rytis Beresnevicius
Fourth Irkut MC-21-300 airframe joins the flight test program

The Russian answer to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families, the Irkut MC-21, took another step forward in flight tests as a fourth airframe completed its first flight test, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced....


Clement Charpentreau
Irkut completes assembly of fourth MC-21 test prototype

Irkut Corporation, part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has completed the construction of the fourth MC-21-300 aircraft for flight tests....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Rostec considers rebranding Superjet 100 again

Superjet 100 makers might finally be coming to terms with the questionable reputation of the airliner: previously plagued with maintenance problems, the aircraft made headlines earlier in 2019 after a crash in Moscow that claimed 41 lives. Rostec is considering a name change for the SSJ100.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
UAC goes “all in” and signs agreements for 20 MC-21s at MAKS

The Russian conglomerate United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is using the MAKS international air show to showcase its airliner in-development, the MC-21. With most prototypes present at the event, the manufacturer signs preliminary orders with three different airlines from the region....


Clement Charpentreau
Sukhoi reveals S-70 improved stealth design at MAKS

Less than a month after revealing that the S-70 Okhotnik had taken to the skies for the first time, Sukhoi presented a redesigned version of its unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) at the MAKS international air show....


Clement Charpentreau
What do we know about Aeroflot Superjet-100 crash-landing?

Forty-one people died and eleven were injured after the emergency landing of an Aeroflot Superjet-100 in Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Moscow, on May 5, 2019. An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the accident....


AeroTime Team
Third MC-21 prototype begins flight tests [video]

The third prototype joined the previous two MC-21-300 aircraft for flight testing at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Russia.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
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....


AeroTime Team
Chinese-Russian widebody C929 materializes [Pictures]

On November 6, 2018, CRAIC revealed a full size mock up model of its widebody airliner-to-be, the C929. The model showcased how the cockpit and three passenger classes  in distinctive “Chinese and Russian style” interior decorations would look like in reality....


Oleg Volkov
Is a Rostec-UAC merger in the making?

Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared a presidential decree project that would result in Rostec receiving shares of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Russian media outlet Kommersant reported citing two executives of the said manufacturers....