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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed May 15, 2019 7:37 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:They r not well trained/informed, otherwise there wouldn't be all those B-737Max & SSJ-100 crashes.

    Except it isn't just Russia facing such crashes with Boeings and jets overall. So either all the world pilots are poorly trained, or....
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 pm

    Humans make mistakes all the time; each country has its unique problems & their crashes reflect them. Generalizing about causes is counterproductive- there r too many variables involved in each instance.
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    Post  dino00 on Sat May 18, 2019 6:51 pm

    There is nothing national in the fleet of the national airline

    At the end of April of this year, the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov announced that the government approved the acquisition of another 100 additional Boeing and Airbus by the national airline. Meanwhile, the chairman of the civil aviation commission of the public council of Rostransnadzor, Oleg Smirnov, believes that “the aviation industry in Russia was ruined in the early 90s with the help of huge bribes”.

    Alexander Artamonov, military observer

    https://zvezdaweekly.ru/news/t/20195151719-CyeQ7.html
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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 19, 2019 7:28 am

    Well it is time to correct that... they need to impose penalties for domestic airlines buying Boeing or Airbus aircraft... make it much more expensive... and at least add a Boeing tax for Boeing aircraft operating over Russian air space.

    The money collected could go to Russian Civil aviation aircraft makers to fund improvements in efficiency and reliability and usability to improve the performance and capabilities of their aircraft.

    These tariffs will be on Boeing but it will be the Russian people and Russian companies an foreign airlines that pay.

    Also considering the success of their medium altitude bombing systems perhaps they might consider converting a few commercial aircraft for the role of bomber... they could put all sorts of optics systems on the aircraft and carry an enormous bomb load of conventional dumb bombs inside the aircraft... perhaps an area underneath cut out to allow bombs in the main cabin released through a hole in the floor through a set of bomb bay doors...

    Multiple pylons could be attached along the belly of the aircraft with targeting pods linked to crew console positions in first class looking for targets and monitoring attacks and punching target coordinates into the nav computer of the aircraft for follow up attacks on the next pass...

    You could datalink information to forces on the ground or in smaller lower flying UAVs so target information can be shared and own goals avoided.
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    Post  JohninMK on Sun May 19, 2019 1:44 pm

    You could imagine dropping bombs out of 'holes' similar to those maritime patrol aircraft have used for decades to drop sonar buoys and munitions. Backed up with an auto loader system. Bit like the B737 based P-8 conversion.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 19, 2019 3:20 pm

    Indeed, for safety they could put nose fuses in the bombs with them pointing upwards and release them backwards down through vertical lined chutes... when the bombs hit the airstream they will flip and fall nose forward... that is what the tail fins are for on a bomb... they can compensate for these acrobatics with the software and ballistics calculator... and the holes in the fuselage dont need to be at the back... they could put them right up the front and have air crews fitting fuses to the upward pointing noses of the bombs just before they are released.

    The mechanism could handle a variety of bomb calibres from tiny bombs (10-20kgs) right up to 1,500kgs or even 3,000kgs depending on the aircraft type.

    Hell you could even use standard transport types that can fly with open rear ramps with a floor based roller system where bombs are just rolled out the rear... attach a rubber fairing over the nose protecting the nose fuse attached directly to a small perhaps 2m square parachute to drag the bomb out the rear that then releases the bomb after a timed fuse has burned out or something... a big enough transport and you can be dropping serious bombs like the FAB-9000 or even bigger conventional bombs...

    An-124 with a 150 ton bomb payload in the form of 1,000kg and 3,000kg bombs... 150 of the former or 50 of the latter or combinations of both... I would think a concrete piercing model of each would get through a few metres of dirt before blowing up... you could make earthquake bombs too...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 19, 2019 5:52 pm

    IMO the era of carpet bombing is over. They'll use tactical nukes against any large invading force if all else fails. Against distant targets, PGMs r the cheapest & the best.
    There's a shortage of civil passenger/cargo transports & I doubt they would convert any passenger airframes to bombers.
    They have dozens of old Tu-16s/22Ms in storage that could be activated, + many active Tu-95s for conventional bombing.
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    Post  Austin on Fri May 24, 2019 10:23 am

    Appeared the first photos of the cabin MC-21

    https://aviation21.ru/poyavilis-pervye-foto-salona-ms-21/

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    The MC - 21 has a fuselage diameter of 4.06 meters, larger than the “classmates” A320 and Boeing 737 by 11 and 36 cm, respectively. This allowed passengers to provide significantly more personal space than even in modern wide-bodied aircraft such as the Boeing 787, A350 XWB and A380.

    Increasing the diameter of the fuselage removed the well-known effect of the “tunnel” from which competitors' planes suffer: while one passenger loads his luggage on the shelf, those behind him cannot pass by him. In MS - 21 it was possible to significantly improve the ergonomics of the cabin. The standard seat width in economy class is 45 cm (as in the Airbus A350 XWB), the aisle width is increased to 56.25 cm.

    The large aisle allows you to safely walk on the plane during service during the flight, and also to disperse to two passengers during embarkation and disembarkation. The larger diameter of the fuselage also allowed to increase the size of the luggage compartment and cargo compartments.

    For example, two suitcases of the standard IATA cabin bag are placed in the standard A320 shelf, while 7 suitcases can fit in the MS - 21 shelf (they can be placed “on the edge”).


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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun May 26, 2019 7:36 pm

    Are pilots losing skills due to automation?
    “We’ve been talking about this in the industry for years. Pilots are losing their basic flying skills and there’s an overreliance on automation,” said Les Westbrooks, an associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, after the latest 737 Max crash, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March. ..
    “Airlines don’t teach pilots to fly. They teach procedures. Your basic core skills should be there before you get to the airline,” said Bo Corby, director of standards and training for Future & Active Pilot Advisors, or FAPA, a career and financial advisory service. ..
    Trainers, Cox said, should “emphasize manual flying skills and not have a dependence on the computer, but use them as aids.”

    The same is true for the Russian pilots.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon May 27, 2019 5:17 am

    IMO the era of carpet bombing is over. They'll use tactical nukes against any large invading force if all else fails. Against distant targets, PGMs r the cheapest & the best.
    There's a shortage of civil passenger/cargo transports & I doubt they would convert any passenger airframes to bombers.
    They have dozens of old Tu-16s/22Ms in storage that could be activated, + many active Tu-95s for conventional bombing.

    No, you are missing the point... the whole reason I am discussing this in this section is because it is all about low cost, which means converted civilian airliners or transports designed for light endurance flights with very large payloads but the large payloads are not for carpet bombing but to allow persistance... instead of flying 16,000km from continent to continent, I am suggesting a relatively low speed cruise at medium altitude over a danger area like Syria or Afghanistan, and while they carry an enormous number of bombs, and they will be dumb bombs accurately delivered rather than very expensive bombs that cost as much as the plane carrying them.

    Perhaps even fit an EM catapult system that launches the bombs down at the correct trajectory with low forward flight speed... wow... OK the ultimate endurance would be an Air Ship... it could have enormous payloads and drop bombs vertically directly onto targets of interest... paint it pale blue and have it operate at 30km altitude so it would practically be invisible to people on the ground.

    It could carry thousands of bombs including glide bombs and use both guided bombs and unguided bombs... but the point is that for the forces you are supporting you are always ready to deliver a heavy HE payload and can provide real time IR and radar and visual recon of the area with highly magnified optics and equipment on board.

    With hydrogen fuel cells and nuclear power you would be largely autonomous... move around with electric motors and of course convert water ballast to hydrogen lifting gas and back as needed to maintain any height you want, and pretty much any position you want... the only real problem is that you really couldn't cover a lot of areas that are really far apart, though glide bombs from that altitude could dive for the first few seconds to build up speed and then pull up and glide for quite a distance if needed.

    Much better for COIN ops, or ops in far away places like supporting ops in the mountains of Afghanistan or whatever... as you drop the bombs you will end up with an excess of lift so converting it to ballast will then result in an excess of water... fill a guided gliding bomb with water instead of HE and you have the ultimate desert rescue service... detect their radio signal or perhaps a fire they might have built to attract attention and calculate their coordinates and release a bomb filled with water and food and communications equipment or perhaps fuel and ammo for a special forces team in the desert or mountains of some god forgotten country... like France... with their coordinates and drop the "bomb" to land near them...
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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon May 27, 2019 9:09 am

    Interesting pic from 1968...Tu-114 (civilian Bear) in Japanese service. I didn't know they used Russian aircraft back then

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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:29 am

    Il-96-500T project
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    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 am

    Assembly of aircraft L-410UVP-Е20 and Diamond DA42T at UZGA

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3661548.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:21 am

    The story of the IL-76, which still flies to Antarctica
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    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:40 pm

    Full video of Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash

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    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:50 pm

    Good Detials in UAC official Blog

    CR929: safety packed in comfort

    https://uacrussia.livejournal.com/87320.html
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    Post  Austin on Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:51 pm

    Overtaking sound and time: past, present and prospects in the field of civil supersonic aviation

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    Post  Austin on Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:26 pm

    Interview Yury Slyusar: MS-21 aircraft will be the main novelty of the Moscow air show

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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 pm

    Not in the market: for the USSR, but not for Russia. Why do airlines abandon the Tu-204?
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Yesterday at 4:28 pm

    https://ria.ru/20190617/1555620244.html


    The first flight of the IL-114-300 is scheduled for November 2020

    MOSCOW, June 17 - RIA News. The first flight of the regional Il-114-300 regional aircraft is scheduled for November 2020, the assembly of its units has now begun, Ilya Tarasenko, general director of the Russian MiG aircraft manufacturing corporation, told in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    “The first take-off of the aircraft is planned for November 2020. We are on schedule. All our platforms are involved in its manufacture. As you already know, the final assembly will be carried out in Lukhovitsy,” said Tarasenko.

    According to him, the production of individual units at VASO in Voronezh and at Sokol (a branch of the MiG corporation in Nizhny Novgorod) has already begun.
    "We are at the stage of transferring documentation to production and pre-production. Today, we are working with the Ilyushin Design Bureau in a single information space, and this synergy is a vivid example of successful cooperation in designing aircraft in digital. Everything happens online. We see the prospect of such information systems and after-sales service of this aircraft in terms of the logistics component, ”added the head of MiG.


    The Il-114-300 passenger aircraft is designed for operation on local airlines and is a modernized version of the Il-114 turboprop aircraft. Production of the aircraft will be carried out in domestic airlines. The crew consists of a commander and a co-pilot. For successful performance by the crew of their duties, a digital flight-navigation complex is installed on the IL-114-300, providing take-off and landing in meteorological conditions corresponding to category II of ICAO. All flight information and information about the operation of aircraft systems are displayed on five color liquid-crystal displays. Serial production of such aircraft is scheduled to begin in 2021.
    Here the full interview with Ilya Tarasenko

    https://ria.ru/20190617/1555598840.html

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