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    Thanks , Probably the ???? part is the Turbine Stages , PD-14M has 5-stage LP on PD-14M
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    Nice Interview with program manager, "Frigate Ecojet

    Russian designers are developing a brand new airliner

    I wont be surprised if at MAKS 2013 UAC will declare Ecojet as their new Wide Body Airline ...seems lot of money time and effort has gone into the project and it caters to a niche market without directly competing with 787 Dreamliner or Airbus A350 that makes sense.
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    ???? is number of bearings. With the RB285, its three-shaft architecture makes itself felt.

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    Lao Central Superjet

    Lao Central Superjet is seen in colour:
    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...merges-380934/
    93 seats. Since all-cattle maximum is 98 as on Armavia, presumably single class?

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    Looks Beautiful

    Looks like the planned 130-140 Seat Jet has a competitor in the making with Embraer selecting PW1000G geared turbofan for new generation E-Jets , seems this one too will have all composite wings.

    http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....534517.xml&p=1

    I am fairly certain the new 130-140 Seat Jet will be powered by similar PW1000G class engine and PD-14A for Internal Customers
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    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9098/rsz11rsz3807.jpg

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    TR1 are you aware how much firm order does An-148 and An-158 have in reality ?

    WIKI shows some exotic figure but I dont think its the truth.
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    Yep the Wiki numbers are wildly off.
    Only 1 new An-148 flew in Ukraine in 2012, and 3 in Russia.
    Apparently they are having a hard time finding new orders.

    I'll try to find a good source for firm orders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    Laocean people tend to buy Chinese but this time they chose a Russian civil jet over a Chinese one for the first time!

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    For anyone interested in Russian light aviation:

    http://www.discovery-aviation.com/site/

    Website recently went up, about the plane formerly known as Accord 201. One of the the handful of planes certified in Russia post USSR; they are in the process of starting construction in the United States as well (the Russian facility shares an airfield with the MiG Sokol factory). The plane is a light two engine amphibian; I happen to know some people in the program so this is my shameless plug.

    Vid of the bird:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0mSP...ayer_embedded#!
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    ^^^ Looks very Multipurpose , Robust and with modern cockpit , Practically can take off and land any where , the snow landing was very nice.

    I wonder how much does it cost and what is the strategy to market the bird ?
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    A nice site in Russian dedicated to Superjet , Perhaps covers every thing about Superjet.

    http://superjet.wikidot.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-31 Burrito View Post
    Laocean people tend to buy Chinese but this time they chose a Russian civil jet over a Chinese one for the first time!
    Probably they liked the girl doing marketing for SJI better? Cute brunette
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    Mikhail Pogosyan said that Russia and China are in talks to jointly create widebody aircraft. "We are currently discussing with COMAC - National Corporation of civil aircraft in China. They still at the stage of market analysis, technology, and collaboration functionality," - he said. Pogosyan also said that the capacity of the new aircraft is 300 passengers., Range - 5 thousand kilometers. The aircraft will be designed to operate in the Russian and Chinese markets. It is noteworthy that the niche market for this type of aircraft for Russia and for China is very attractive, especially in view of geographical features and the size of the territory of these countries. In addition, the aircraft, which will be developed in this project, there is no competition. Now in the world there are only two types of aircraft with similar characteristics - this Airbus A300 and IL-86. But both of them are no longer commercially available.
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    Crashed Superjet was coded as fighter: investigators

    Indonesian air traffic control was unaware that the crashed Sukhoi Superjet 100 was an airliner because it had been coded as a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter.

    Flight-data personnel at Jakarta, having received a flight plan for the Superjet's demonstration, coded the aircraft as an Su-30 because the database being used did not include the twinjet.

    Investigators probing the fatal Superjet crash on 9 May indicate that this misleading entry influenced a crucial decision to permit the airliner to descend to low altitude in a mountainous region, shortly before it struck terrain.

    The inquiry also reveals that the aircraft was inadvertently set on its fatal collision course by the pilots who, distracted, failed to keep the aircraft turning during an orbit.

    When Jakarta approach accepted responsibility for the Superjet during its flight, the controller checked the aircraft type through his radar display.

    Owing to the coding, the data indicated that the aircraft was an Su-30. The controller believed the aircraft was a military fighter flying to the Bogor region for a test flight. Bogor is the location of the Atang Sanjaya military training area.

    As the aircraft headed south from Jakarta the Superjet pilot requested a descent to 6,000ft and an orbit.

    Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says this request was based on the pilot's preparation for a runway 06 approach when the aircraft returned to Jakarta Halim airport. This approach differed from an earlier demonstration flight that day, which had used the opposite-direction runway 24.

    Cockpit-voice recordings show that the captain explained to another individual on board that the descent and orbit were intended to bleed altitude in order to avoid being too high for the 06 approach.

    The NTSC says the Jakarta approach controller was "not concerned" about the boundaries of the training area, which had an upper airspace limit of 6,000ft.

    "The [controller] assumed that a military aircraft was eligible to fly in this area," it adds. "As a result [he] approved the aircraft to descend to 6,000ft."

    While the earlier demonstration flight had turned left, northeast of Mount Salak, and headed back to Jakarta, the second flight instead performed a right-hand orbit which took its flightpath directly north of the peak.

    Ironically, as the aircraft turned, the captain demonstrated the terrain-awareness function to a customer representative in the cockpit. Because the aircraft, at this point, was pointing northeast the terrain ahead was relatively flat, and the captain said there was "no problem with terrain at this moment".

    To perform the orbit the pilot sequentially adjusted the heading selector - setting it to 333°, then 033°, 103°, 150° and 174°. Investigators believe the crew became distracted by discussions about fuel consumption with the customer representative, and did not notice when the Superjet dutifully rolled out onto its selected heading, 174°, which took it south towards Mount Salak.

    By the time the pilots adjusted the heading selector again, to 325°, nearly a minute had gone by since the aircraft exited its orbit. The new heading turned the aircraft into the mountain peak, generating terrain-avoidance warnings which the pilots disregarded as being false.

    None of the 45 occupants survived the impact. The NTSC says Jakarta approach had been busy handling several other flights and did not notice that radar contact had been lost with the Superjet for more than 20min. Only after the controller contacted Halim tower, the NTSC adds, did he realised the missing aircraft was a civil airliner.

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    Building the Superjet , a nice video that sums up the test they do with Civilian Flight Certification progam EASA and how they build it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_uYgzho04I
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    Results and Plans KLA 2012-2013 - Interview with UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan

    Answers to questions

    - Michael Aslanovich you a lot about your plans, but would like to hear more details about plans for unmanned aircraft.

    - We are currently in the development of military aircraft segment attach great importance to the work on unmanned aircraft. In 2012, the company "Sukhoi" Defense won the competition to create a multipurpose unmanned complex and now it is this work as part of the preliminary design. I think that hurt, which we created in the development of the technology for the fifth generation fighter aircraft, for deep modernization of aircraft of the 4th generation, will allow us to use them effectively in the implementation of this program. Most work in this area and lead the company MiG and CB "Tupolev", but as long as these activities are not integrated into a single line. I think that the effort in the coming period will be used to ensure that we have teamed up to work on the unmanned aircraft and develop some sort of a common strategy, which we will be realized.

    - Michael Aslanovich tell the place of the corporation in the RAC "MiG"? Do you think it justified itself lean system, which was developed by MiG, in terms of management of the company?

    - I want to say that the MiG, the last 3 years, went out on steady third place in the KLA. And if I said that the bulk of the production company provides "dry", the second in terms of production is the Corporation "Irkut", the RAC "MiG" is now the steady third place in terms of total output. Amount of revenue in 2012 will be about 20 billion rubles. But to say that all the problems MiGs were in the past, of course we will have to significantly increase production, compared to the level reached today. I think in this regard, that the problem in 2013, which stands in front of a flash, it is not only the implementation of existing contracts for the supply of MiG-29K. We started in 2012 to supply the Indian Navy MiG-29UPG-ArtCAM, an upgrade for the Indian Air Force. In 2013, we will start deliveries of MiG-29K for the Defense Ministry to the Russian Navy. We are in 2013, to be done a lot of work in the near future, we must finalize the delivery of MiG-35 for the Russian Air Force. For us it is important to ensure sustainable exploitation of the MiG-29 SMT. Therefore, the establishment of production and increase the volume of production for the modernization of MiG-29 is to provide a new level.

    And, of course, the MiG should play a large role in the creation of unmanned aircraft systems. We are considering a project that "dry" today became the head structure, a project that will be developed in close cooperation with the RAC "MiG". Besides, I think the MiG have needs and objectives to use its engineering capacity and programs in other areas of aircraft. For example, we have discussed today, and consider participating RAC "MiG" in the military transport aviation. So all this together should be possible to reach a new level.

    But, in terms of strategy of lean manufacturing, it is important for flashing and other enterprises. I think the moment in this regard, in terms of the jobs that are in progress in Lukhovitsy and Sokol, achieve some success, and I hope that this success will allow us to significantly, while building volume production, to reduce costs.

    - Michael Aslanovich course on MS-21 I would like you to read out: where, what, when? Where we are on this "road map"? What is being done now, what is the cooperation on this plane? What this machine will be different from the best foreign samples from the A320 and Boeing 737?

    - Where? Well, at the stage of design documentation. What? This is the start of production preparation, completion, and the alignment of contractual relationships with our partners, both within the country and abroad. And we develop this program in broad international cooperation. When? Well, I think that today I have every reason to say that in 2015, the first aircraft MS-21 will begin its flight testing.

    We plan in 2017 to begin deliveries of the aircraft. Due to what we will be competitive? With a new level of technology that we put into this project. In contrast, the world's leading aerospace, are considering the development of basic products - Boeing 737 Boeing 737 MAX version and 320 in the A320neo version, which will be based on an existing airframe, and each of them provides remotorizatsiyu these aircraft, the installation of modern engines, which will allow approximately 10% to improve the economy. We, in addition, include the use of a composite wing, which will, in our view, give, compared with modernized complex, developed on the basis of existing products, additional advantage in terms of economy and those benefits are assessed by us at about 7-10% .

    I think that will help us to co-operation, which is formed, the backlog that has accumulated under the "Sukhoi Superjet 100." Not only development experience, but the experience of certification. In 2012, we received a type certificate EASA, addition to the type certificate, which we received in 2011 from the IAC. I must say that the "Superjet" this certificate is validated in Indonesia, Mexico, Laos. This is an important experience that we have gained today, will be fully used in the MS-21.

    In order for these periods were held, we have made a lot of investment in specialized production and the centers of competence that we have created in the first place, mainly focused on achieving success on the MS-21, as the most complex program, which is implemented us today. Modular assembly of the wings will be held in Ulyanovsk, but final assembly will take place on the basis of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, which is part of the corporation "Irkut".

    - In 2012, Sukhoi received a loan of $ 1 billion of VEB debt restructuring program Superjet 100. And there was a line of credit allocated $ 2.5 billion to finance the aircraft buyers. Tell us about it, credit conditions, the timing ...?

    - I want to say that we will use different funding mechanisms, which provide an opportunity lending bank, as their own airline, and the possibility of financing transactions over the "VEB Leasing", where "VEB Leasing" will receive funding and take the airline's aircraft leasing .

    We must use all the tools that currently have. Given the timing of the program line of credit allocated today VEB to restructure the debt, which is in the GSS, is $ 1 billion. The term of this credit line - 10 years. I think this is a reasonable period, taking into account the plans increase output. In 2013, we have to go to the production of about 30 aircraft under the "Sukhoi Superjet 100."

    I think that the systematic movement of production capacity will ensure a stable financial condition GSS. In view of the decisions to which I have already said. Sales financing - is an important decision that should be taken, and it was adopted in 2012.

    Without a competitive financial package not even the most competitive aircraft, the most competitive after-sales service can not be successful in the market. 90% of sales in the market of civil aircraft is leased. This requires long-term loans to the lessee.

    - Who will be the recipient of these loans at the nearest Superjet deliveries to foreign customers?

    - Deliveries Sky Aviation will go through "VEB Leasing".

    - The AN-148 which year produced KLA amount only a few units. What's the problem? Is it true that this is due to the fact that he is a competitor SSJ100? And airline Russia complains to the current high cost of new An-148 and so she refused to buy new aircraft. What will be the future of this project and the cooperation with Ukraine on other projects?

    - I think that philosophy - it is not for the press conference. Philosophy is better to do in a more comfortable, without this dynamic graph, which provides a news conference. The aircraft AN-148 we aim to go today to produce 10.8 aircraft per year. By the volume of orders that we have today, it is sufficient production capacity.

    This year we have put three aircraft carrier "Angara" in addition to the six aircraft that are currently operated by the airline "Russia." We as a whole (together with our Ukrainian colleagues) met performance indicators of operation of these aircraft in the airline "Russia." VASO service provided these aircraft and the support of the State Enterprise "Antonov" AN-148 can have a nice plaque for regional aircraft. Therefore calls on the operation of these aircraft - a conversation that must still take place on the basis of economic evaluations.

    We believe that today, well maintained aircraft carrier. Perhaps, maybe, the route network is not very optimal for the operation of these aircraft. We discussed it, and with the leadership of STC "Russia": ask them to join us, with "Aeroflot" consider further economic indicators of operation of these aircraft. We believe that the reliability of these aircraft, their average daily flight are good for this class of aircraft.

    Speaking of increasing production, this year it was decided to prepare a consolidated government order for the supply of civil aircraft for public use of the Russian Federation. Today, such work in accordance with the order of the President of the country is. As part of this consolidated government orders we provide, including the delivery of aircraft An-148. In particular, for the Department of Defense provides for the delivery of more than 10 aircraft An-148. At present, we are at the stage of technical specification list for this specific aircraft for government customers.

    I think this program has its own specific perspective. However, to further expand the production, we have to get together with our Ukrainian colleagues assessment of market prospects to talk about what we need to go to a larger volume of production. I believe that today, the production rate of 8 - 10, can be -12 aircraft per year corresponds to the volume of the market that we have today, under the orders that we have now and which we expect to receive in the future.

    Speaking of other programs of cooperation with the company "Antonov", I can say that in addition to AN-148 program, we work closely enough on the program of AN-124 in the repair and modernization of aircraft for the Ministry of Defence. We plan to continue to interact with our colleagues and to resume production of the aircraft, which also provides for the state program of armaments.

    According to the program of AN-70, along with the work performed by the program from May to IL-76, we began the process of transferring the documentation for the aircraft with the company "Antonov" UAC for study, training and organization of production of this aircraft. But the final decision on the further development of the program will probably be taken in 2013.

    Speaking of philosophy. Perhaps the main issue and the main goal that we set for ourselves in the framework of philosophy - is the creation of joint ventures and the ultimate goal, which is the production of aircraft.

    Thus, we have constructed our joint venture GSS, where part of our Italian colleagues. This company owns all the rights and is responsible for sales and other operating results. I think that the way to achieve closer cooperation with our colleagues from the firm "Antonov" - it's still closer cooperation on specific programs, which provides and introduction to the charter capital of the joint enterprise of intellectual property, and the responsibility for the final result of the financial and economic activity of each program.

    Last year we established a joint venture "UAC - Antonov." I am a supporter of closer and more stringent content of the rights and obligations of the company. Here we have yet to philosophize together with our partners. When philosophy dock our views - it will go faster.

    We have good relationships with our Ukrainian colleagues. But there are a number of objective factors that require consideration. We did not build their projects apart from the organization of the production of these projects. I think that the production base of the company "Antonov" needs a major upgrade. And I think that this is, perhaps, such a hindrance to closer cooperation and more rapid development.

    Design potential "Antonov", I think, is on the level. But perhaps we need to work together to co-operate more closely, because production capacity is a major issue on which to work.

    - A joint venture "UAC - Antonov" will only An-70 or specifically address all possible projects?

    - JV all the projects involved. We are within this area consider cooperation on the An-148, and cooperation on the An-70. Desire Ukrainian colleagues all the time to draw the conflict between Russia and Ukraine does not match my understanding of the situation. I think that the Ukrainian and Russian aircraft industry much in common, and I do not see any direct competition. So I would like to philosophical reflection, it affected not only the KLA leadership, but also of our Ukrainian colleagues, as well. When I meet with Dmitry S. Kivoy, we, in general, it is normal to discuss all issues.

    - I would like to clarify on the state order. Previously said that more than 100 cars on the state order. Which car when waiting to sign a contract? The second question. They said on the optimization of the KLA and reduce administrative costs. When UAC is planning to enter a single point of sale of aircraft?

    - I think that the formation of a unified system of selling aircraft UAC - it is such a gradual process. To date, we consolidated ideology in sales of military aircraft. Today we do not compete in foreign markets, and we have a single plan to promote our products to the market of military aircraft. In the field of civil aviation are also coordinated plans are.

    I think that is the problem 2013 - 2014 year - the consolidation of sales. Although I am not a supporter of any of these quick fixes. I believe that we are slowly moving in that direction.

    The first part of the question was - consolidated government orders. I want to say that the main work is done on consolidated government contracts in 2012. We are currently discussed with key customers (the Defense Ministry, the Federal Security Service, Ministry of Emergencies, Roscosmos) their plans to update the fleet of aircraft. The proposal, which we have done for the consolidated government contracts, was supported by the Ministry of Industry, the Russian President. This notion was based on the fact that the main fleet, which are now in operation in the state of the customer, age 20 - 25 years or more. Therefore, the time has come to update it. I have called on the Administration of the President of Russia. This Il-96, Tu-204, AN-148, Sukhoi Superjet 100. That is the whole product range of civil aircraft, which we offer in the market.

    In parallel with the formation of the order we now work with the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development to establish a mechanism for financing these sales. Because it does not provide direct budget funding most of the government order, although some of it is already provided for in the state budget. For example, the Department of Defense aircraft deliveries are planned and provided for in the budget of the Ministry of Defense.

    We are working on the mechanisms of the aircraft leasing. I think that at the end of 2012 - early 2013 the year the major decisions on the subject will be taken. I think that in early 2013 the year we will sign contracts for aircraft deliveries in 2013-2014-year. And during the 2013th year, probably fully complete contracting by state order.

    - Aeroflot has a number of issues have to operation and maintenance of aircraft Superjet 100. How are these questions?

    - "Aeroflot" together we are working to service the planes, which are now in operation. Along with "Aeroflot", we discuss how to optimize these processes. Our discussions also apply to the information base, which will be maintained. These discussions concern the conditions and size of warehouses, which we keep for spare parts "Aeroflot". These discussions and conclusions related to service agreements that were signed this year. There are a number of issues that we have with "Aeroflot" in due course decide. Today the "Aeroflot" operates aircraft on the basis of airport "Sheremetyevo", based on their capacity. Warranty Brigade Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, working on the same basis, together with "Aeroflot".

    - The press had information that can organize the production component SSJ 100 in Indonesia. Is this true?

    - Indonesia, pursuing their industrial policy, said one of the aircraft promising areas. In Indonesia, there is a company Dirgantara, numbering about 6,000 people mainly worked to assemble a small military transport aircraft manufactured by the Spanish CASA, and it also is a supplier of individual components for Boeing and Airbus. We are considering the possibility of using those skills, which today is in Indonesia to participate in the cooperative program aircraft "Sukhoi Superjet 100."

    The range of possible co-operation is very broad. We can work on some small sub-assemblies of fuselage, tail and such proposals sent to our colleagues, to their participation in the assembly of airframe. To talk about the localization of aircraft, need a big order. We have extensive experience of licensed production of aircraft in India, in China. When it comes to ordering more than 150 aircraft, it makes sense to organize licensed production.

    I do not think that the Indonesian market in the short term, has the ability to increase the volume of purchases of more than 150 aircraft. So, I think that today it is still more, as we are considering participation in the production of individual units, the individual sub-assemblies. I was at the factory. I can say that it is, in general, the company built entirely on modern technologies.

    I must say that our colleagues from Boeing and Airbus have formed a kind, with our Indonesian partners, a certain level of quality, production standards. It also allows us to consider the possibility of cooperation with these companies.

    I do not consider cooperation with Dirgantara and other enterprises. I do not consider, for example, training and direct linkage engine - airplane - so much, 20 aircraft. We are creating a joint infrastructure that allows us to feel comfortable in the Indonesian market, and the Indonesians feel comfortable with us as partners.

    I think that the prospects for sales both in the military and in civil engineering are today not in the net supply of aircraft. We see it with you. They lie in the creation of collaborative creation, promotion, and maintenance of products on the market. In this way and direct our efforts Dirgantara and other potential partners in Indonesia.

    We will look at how to organize service aircraft, how to involve industry in the Indonesian part in the service. We will seriously think about training.

    I took part last week in a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Far Eastern University. I think this is a good platform to provide on its base, and training to our potential customers in South East Asia.

    - Is it true that for a long version of the Superjet SSJ100LR need a new engine?

    - The question is not entirely true. No, it's not long version. Long Range - is a version of extended range. These are two very different things. Because no qualms about the engine for version LR we had not. We were scheduled, and are planning to use this version of the aircraft is the same basic engine SaM146. We will complete the construction of the aircraft for testing in early 2013. This will increase the range of the airplane with a little less than 3,000 km in the base version to 4150 kilometers versions LR. We plan to certify the aircraft in 2013, the year. A NG - is another story. It is not in the "comma". Is another question.

    - What are the financial indicators of the corporation in 2012?

    - I do not want today to call indicators, because the year is not over yet, and until the end of aggregates yet. I think we can discuss it in January - after the year end. Because there are some nuances. I think that the revenue will be in 2012 at 180-billion. By 2013, I think it will be more stable revenue of 200 billion.

    - Michael Aslanovich there any issues that you think are light, but they did not ask you?


    - I would say that the main achievement of 2012, I believe that the KLA gradually from group enterprises united administratively, it is a single structure, which runs on the final result, the ultimate objective. That is probably the main achievement.

    I think this is the main problem that we face in 2013, the year - increasing production, the restructuring of the company, the creation of modern financing and sales, creating modern mechanisms aftermarket. We will not create different mechanisms after-sales service for different types of aircraft. It's unreal, it's not a world-class corporation. I think that all these steps - this is a movement towards the creation of one of the world leaders in the production and promotion of modern aircraft in the world market.

    - Actually, even the formation of the brand?

    - In principle, probably, yes. Our task is another one - we should gradually from combining brands Soviet brands, should come to the formation of a single brand "UAC" and strengthening the development of those brands that are now part of the structure. I have no desire to do something about the revolutionary situation. But I believe that we should position itself in new ways
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    I wonder if they are considering something like a JV bank-leasing company as well as involving Dirgantara in both SSJ and MS-21.

    What military transport involvement is considered for MiG, An-70? An-140?

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    Mig-80 FireFalcon new supermanouverable Transport Aircraft from MIG :-)
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    Do we any data from Tupolev on how their new Tu-204SM compared with B 737-800/900 and Airbus A320 Enhanced ?
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    Red Wings, owner of Tu-204 that crashed a few weeks ago, has lost its operating license.

    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/busine...se/474957.html

    End of Tu-204?

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    Revoking lic is due to procedural lapses and not following prescribed norms that would endanger the life of passengers , Red Wings has to follow the norms and satisfy the regulatory body that in the future it would comply with it.

    If Red Wings are serious to be in business then they will get back their lic or if Red Wings shuts shop then the aircraft will be bought back by leasing agency and sold to other players.

    I doubt Red Wings will close shop irrespective of the CT proposed by Lebedev , it will simply comply and be back in business.
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    Red Wings airline intends to respond promptly to all complaints Rosaviation to resume flight operations

    Airline "Red Wings" intends to respond promptly to all claims by the Federal Air Transport Agency / Federal Air Transport Agency / to resume flight operations. This is said in a statement the carrier, published on its website on the Internet.

    From today Rosaviatsia suspended the air operator certificate at "Red Wings." The decision was taken after an unscheduled inspection that followed the crash of the Tu-204 of the airline, which occurred on December 29 in Moscow's Vnukovo airport.

    "The airline is regularly checking Rosaviatsiya and Rostransnadzor. Routine check Rosaviation Commission was held in late September 2012. Commission concluded that the" Red Wings "continues to meet the certification requirements," - noted in a statement. Also emphasizes that the December 28, 2012 Rostransnadzor completed an audit of the airline. "The audit identified 18 comments, 2 of them are removed during the test. Currently eliminated another 10 comments, 6 - are being addressed. None of the comments did not prevent the further work of the company," - said in a statement.
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    Cat is angry because nice new plane is ruined by 1960's style airline scheme used by North Korea..

    here's another out of date scheme


    no love for Yakutia superjet? this forum seems to love that airline
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    Seems like Tu-204SM commercial future is not good

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation sees no commercial future in the Tu-204

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Mikhail Pogosyan, does not see a future in commercial Tu-204.

    According to Pogosyan, the Tu-204 over a dozen modifications, but "there is no mass production of the aircraft." "For 20 years, produced 50 Tu-204. 2-3 a year. Is there a future for this aircraft? I see no prospect of custom-made product," - he said at the air show "Aero India 2013".

    OAK president explained that the only customer of this type of aircraft is the Office of Presidential Affairs. "In order to support programs such as the Tu-204, Il-96 needs a government order - quoted Pogosyan ITAR-TASS said. - Private civilian market for these aircraft do not have."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    NICE! How many SSJs have been delivered to date by the way? We must already be pushing 20, right? So the programme is even now, 5 years after its first flight, about to overtake the Il-96 and is well on the way to become the most successful post-Soviet, Russian built airliner. While it isn't a block buster and, with GTF-powered competitors looming, unlikely to become one, it's still a respectable achievement by international standards and a resounding success in Russian terms.

    Congrats to Sukhoi, it's been a difficult path but the effort appears to be paying off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Seems like Tu-204SM commercial future is not good

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation sees no commercial future in the Tu-204

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Mikhail Pogosyan, does not see a future in commercial Tu-204.

    According to Pogosyan, the Tu-204 over a dozen modifications, but "there is no mass production of the aircraft." "For 20 years, produced 50 Tu-204. 2-3 a year. Is there a future for this aircraft? I see no prospect of custom-made product," - he said at the air show "Aero India 2013".

    OAK president explained that the only customer of this type of aircraft is the Office of Presidential Affairs. "In order to support programs such as the Tu-204, Il-96 needs a government order - quoted Pogosyan ITAR-TASS said. - Private civilian market for these aircraft do not have."
    Sadly, I agree with him. Best to start afresh and put all resources behind the next-generation MS-21 than to support projects which were technically respectable but hamstrung by the environment they arrived into, and which are now irrevocably obsolete.

    Government orders? A double edged sword - in principle I do see a sensible market there, but NOT in the way the Russian government appears to think, building a preposterously huge fleet of passenger aircraft out of proportion to any conceivable need. Military derivatives (something that is happily already being done with the Tu-214 to some extent) like tankers, AWACS, MPAs etc. would offer real utility to the Russian armed forces and actually be internationally competitive in many instances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Seems like Tu-204SM commercial future is not good

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation sees no commercial future in the Tu-204

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Mikhail Pogosyan, does not see a future in commercial Tu-204.

    According to Pogosyan, the Tu-204 over a dozen modifications, but "there is no mass production of the aircraft." "For 20 years, produced 50 Tu-204. 2-3 a year. Is there a future for this aircraft? I see no prospect of custom-made product," - he said at the air show "Aero India 2013".

    OAK president explained that the only customer of this type of aircraft is the Office of Presidential Affairs. "In order to support programs such as the Tu-204, Il-96 needs a government order - quoted Pogosyan ITAR-TASS said. - Private civilian market for these aircraft do not have."
    lol of course we knew it wasn't going to do well. its already a dated design no matter how they try to improve it and even its western counterpart, the 757 is being phased out already.

    best to invest
    MS-21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Seems like Tu-204SM commercial future is not good

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation sees no commercial future in the Tu-204

    The President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Mikhail Pogosyan, does not see a future in commercial Tu-204.

    According to Pogosyan, the Tu-204 over a dozen modifications, but "there is no mass production of the aircraft." "For 20 years, produced 50 Tu-204. 2-3 a year. Is there a future for this aircraft? I see no prospect of custom-made product," - he said at the air show "Aero India 2013".

    OAK president explained that the only customer of this type of aircraft is the Office of Presidential Affairs. "In order to support programs such as the Tu-204, Il-96 needs a government order - quoted Pogosyan ITAR-TASS said. - Private civilian market for these aircraft do not have."
    lol of course we knew it wasn't going to do well. its already a dated design no matter how they try to improve it and even its western counterpart, the 757 is being phased out already.

    best to invest
    MS-21.

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