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    Russian Civil Aviation: News #4

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:15 am

    Novikombank organizes financing of mass production of MS-21 aircraft. 

    Novikombank has signed an agreement with the United Aircraft Corporation to organize financing of cooperation within the MS-21 serial production program. The signing took place during the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon.

    The agreement was signed by Elena Georgieva, Chairman of the Management Board of Novikombank, and Alexey Demidov, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance at UAC PJSC.

    With the support of Novikombank, serial production of the MS-21 will be increased. For this purpose, the bank organizes financing of the entire chain of producers cooperation. The total amount of funding will be 20 billion rubles.

    Novikombank participated in the development of the MS-21 aircraft at all stages: from design and development to production.

    "Russian aircraft manufacturers managed to organize the production of a new generation of civil aircraft that surpass their Western counterparts in terms of their technical characteristics. In the production of the aircraft, the latest world developments in the field of aircraft and engine construction, modern technologies for assembling and manufacturing structural elements are used. The industry has received a powerful impetus for development, and the potential of leading aviation enterprises and design bureaus allows us to count on new breakthrough developments. Novikombank's financing will help increase the rate of mass production of the MS-21 aircraft. Novikombank is proud to participate in this large-scale project, for which unique financing algorithms were used" commented Elena Georgieva, Chairman of the Management Board of Novikombank.

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    Post  kvs Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:55 am

    Good to see Russia developing its banking sector instead of offshoring the business. Prevents sanctions blackmail as well.

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    Post  Backman Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:30 am

    Russian_Patriot_ wrote:Sukhoi Business Jet
    Could you check Russian cyber media for any pictures , models or anything at Maks about the supersonic civilian jet ? scratch
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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:00 pm

    Backman wrote:
    Russian_Patriot_ wrote:Sukhoi Business Jet
    Could you check Russian cyber media for any pictures , models or anything at Maks about the supersonic civilian jet ? scratch
    I haven't seen it yet

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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:22 pm

    Russian_Patriot_ wrote:IL, Aurora and STLC signed an agreement on the supply of IL-114-300 aircraft.

    As part of the business program of the International Aviation and Space Salon, IL of the United Aircraft Corporation, the State Transport Leasing Company and Aurora Airlines signed an agreement of intent for the supply of 19 regional IL-114-300 aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2023.

    The new regional IL-114-300s will be delivered as part of the program to improve transport accessibility in the Far East and are designed to help increase the intensity of air traffic, as well as large-scale renewal and increase the fleet in the region.

    "The appearance of such an aircraft as the IL-114-300 in Russia is extremely important. This is a fully domestic passenger turboprop aircraft that will be able to provide air mobility of the population in hard-to-reach areas of the North, Far East and Siberia. Therefore, this program is a priority for us" said Sergey Yarkov, First Deputy General Director of UAC, Managing Director of PJSC Il. – "The first prototype of the aircraft is currently participating in flight tests. IL-114-300s are being assembled in Lukhovitsy using serial technologies. Taking into account the technical capabilities of the site, it is possible to produce about 12 cars per year. Our order portfolio is growing. At the start of the program, we estimated the market at 100 aircraft, and due to special versions, the potential demand can be increased to 150 aircraft."

    "Developing demand for domestic aircraft products is one of the main tasks of STLC in the Russian market. In addition to the Superjet 100 aircraft, the latest Russian Mi-8 and Ansat helicopters, the range of STLC offers is being expanded with the advanced IL-114-300 aircraft"said Anton Korolev, Deputy General Director of STLC. – "The signed agreement will help to increase the level of connectivity of our country's territories and transport accessibility of the regions. We look forward to long-term and effective cooperation with UAC and Aurora Airlines for the benefit of the entire Russian transport industry."

    The IL-114-300 is presented for the first time at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. This is a regional passenger turboprop aircraft that is designed for local airlines and can be operated in regions with weak airfield infrastructure and difficult climatic conditions. It will replace retired AN-24 and AN-26 family aircraft on domestic airlines and will become an alternative to imported aircraft of the same class. The IL-114-300 is specially designed for autonomous operation in the conditions of Russian airports, taking into account climatic zones.

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    Production at RSK Mig in Luchowivy, very important and good.
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    Post  Kiko Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:02 pm

    Superjet is on the verge of rebirth, by Nikolay Gulyaev for VZGLYAD. 23.07.2021.

    Until recently, it seemed that one of the most important projects of the domestic aviation industry - the regional Superjet 100 aircraft - was no longer needed by either airlines or passengers. However, recently the machine itself and its service system have been changing. How did this happen and why will the Superjet change even more in a few years?

    "Problems with after-sales service", "difficulties with repairs", "cases of uncertainty in connection with technical and logistic support." And these are the most diplomatic reproaches that two or three years ago sounded against the Russian regional airliner "Superjet 100". And to the address of its manufacturer, of course - the United Aircraft Corporation, UAC. These claims were voiced not by anyone, but by those who are vitally interested in the success of the aircraft - its operators, airlines. Even state-owned Aeroflot has publicly questioned the quality of the Superjet.

    In addition, one could often hear complaints about the quality of the SaM146 engine on the Superjet, especially on its so-called. hot part where fuel is burned. The engine is produced by the Russian-French joint venture PowerJet, but the hot part is the responsibility of the French company Safran. It was reported that French engine components fail much faster than the manufacturer promised at the time.

    But the problem was not only and even not so much in the design flaws of the machine and its components. The timing of the repair, the very availability of spare parts, including replacement engines - these were the main bottlenecks. “The service should work in such a way that any necessary part could be delivered as quickly as possible, for example, within a few hours,” sources in the aircraft industry told the media and regretted that in the case of the “Superjets” these norms were not met.

    The most offensive thing is that at that time the "Superjet" had been serially operated by dozens of machines for several years. What is happening could be attributed to childhood diseases habitual for aviation, which should disappear with childhood - and which, nevertheless, did not disappear.

    That is why, as reported, back in 2017, the average flight time of Superjets was only 3.3 hours a day - a negligible indicator by the standards of even regional aviation. Low flying time and constant repairs mean losses to the operator - the plane brings money only when it is in the air, all the rest of the time from it continuous losses.

    Foreign customers began to refuse the liner - first the Irish, then the Mexican airline. It seemed that the machine on which so many hopes were pinned (the first airliner made from scratch in the post-Soviet era) would end up the same way as many other domestic technological projects that had shamefully sunk into oblivion.

    And then several new players and circumstances came into play. First, oddly enough - covid.

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed the structure of demand for air travel. For obvious reasons (closed interstate borders) long-haul liners of large passenger capacity have been put on hold. Of course, all routes have collapsed, but domestic ones least of all. The countries with the largest domestic markets, namely the United States, China and Russia, have been the least affected in terms of the air travel market over the past year and a half.

    And the smallest losses were incurred by airlines that relied on domestic flights.

    Providing support for domestic Russian traffic, including tourist traffic - Aeroflot, Azimut, IrAero, Yakutia and others. That is, the main operators of the Superjet 100 aircraft. Moreover, some of them have even increased passenger traffic. It turned out that in the pandemic conditions, the most economically viable liners were of this size.

    According to the latest statistics, the Superjet carries almost two-thirds of the passengers on Russian regional routes, and the number of these routes has increased dramatically. Last year alone, 80 new routes were opened bypassing Moscow, and by the end of the year, for example, Superjet will serve more than 200 destinations.

    Secondly, a number of government decrees and other measures of state support for the domestic aviation industry have come into effect or have begun to work. We are talking about subsidies to airlines and manufacturers - to pay lease payments, to train personnel, to pay for maintenance costs, to reduce the cost of air tickets on a number of regional routes, etc. VAT on spare parts for domestic aircraft has been canceled.

    And thirdly, the debugging of the very after-sales service system (PPO) has finally begun. Tens of billions of rubles have been spent - and still will be spent - on the creation of spare parts warehouses, service centers, hangars and logistics complexes. The manufacturer of Superjets, airlines, and, of course, the state took part in this through subsidizing the corresponding costs.

    The situation has also changed with the long-suffering SaM146 engines. KLA, citing data from PowerJet, says there is no longer a shortage of engines or parts. A pool of replacement engines has been created, as well as facilities for the maintenance of power plants both in France and in the Russian Rybinsk.

    Even Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin drew attention to changes for the better in the domestic aviation industry in the spring of this year. And the fact that Russian inhabitants, air passengers, in a word, ordinary consumers of services provided with the help of Russian airliners, are not very familiar with these changes. Apparently, therefore, when visiting one of the UAC production sites in Ulyanovsk this spring, the head of the government asked the company "to tell people how good your car is."

    “The Superjet aftermarket problem has been largely resolved,
    confirms the president of the UAC Yuri Slyusar. - A lot has been done in the recent period. We opened several warehouses, filled them with spare parts. For most of the airlines operating Superjets, the serviceability of cars is in the region of 80 percent, including those cars that are under scheduled maintenance. This is a very high percentage. Airplanes are actively flying, and there is where to fly, thank God."

    “We must respond to technical requests from operators immediately, so an operational and situational center was created in Moscow, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. - Dmitry Borisenko, deputy general director of the Irkut corporation for after-sales service of civil aviation equipment, tells the details. “Its mission is to support operators on the most challenging issues they may encounter in the operation of Superjets. Since January 2020, we have received more than six thousand requests, all of which were answered. The deadline for the preparation of the final decision of such requests on the situation "plane on the ground" today is five hours. Also, our line representatives, who are located at airports, are actively involved in technical support.

    Borisenko tells all this during a large-scale presentation held at the MAKS air show right in one of the huge hangars in Zhukovsky. In the hangar itself there are several Superjets, several more in front of him in the parking lot.

    “In this warehouse, - Borisenko gestures with his hand at the huge premises behind the partition of the hangar, - more than 15 thousand nomenclature numbers are stored, that is, more than a million pieces of spare parts. The pick-up time in the warehouse does not exceed twenty minutes ... In addition, we have deployed a logistics complex at Sheremetyevo, which allows us to deliver spare parts to customers located at this airport in no more than four hours. And sometimes we fit in an hour."

    Today, 157 Superjets are in constant operation around the world - mainly, of course, in Russia. Another three dozen will be handed over to airlines this year, and documents on the supply of another 58 aircraft were signed at MAKS. The average daily flight time, according to the UAC leadership, is eight to nine hours, and this is a decent figure even against the background of short-haul Airbus and Boeing aircraft. In other words, the Superjet brings real money to the airlines.

    However, this is, so to speak, the "Superjet" of the present. " This aircraft consists of about 30 percent of domestic components and 70 percent of foreign ones. The "Superjet" of the future - what the industry calls the Superjet new - should turn this proportion in favor of Russian components. According to the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, work on import substitution of the liner should be completed by the end of 2023. The key component for any aircraft - an aircraft engine - should also become domestic: it is planned to equip the Superjet with the domestic PD-8. The aircraft, in fact, will be rebuilt again using Russian aircraft components. This means that the maintenance of the liners should become even simpler and more efficient. At least if everything promised is fulfilled.

    https://m.vz.ru/economy/2021/7/23/1110533.html

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    Post  kvs Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:25 pm



    The hip room in the MS-21 is spectacular. This widest 3+3 seating space I have ever seen in my experience. I am sure
    some airline in the future will pack it into 4 + 3.

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    Post  PapaDragon Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:30 pm

    kvs wrote:The hip room in the MS-21 is spectacular.   This widest 3+3 seating space I have ever seen in my experience.   I am sure some airline in the future will pack it into 4 + 3.  ...

    You are thinking too small, watch airlines get 4+4 out of this thing lol1

    And once low-cost ones get to it, oh boyo...

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    Post  LMFS Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:39 am

    General Designer Inozemtsev on the PD-14 engine that returned Russia to the top league of world aviation

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/11958939

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:51 pm

    Now that TVS-2MS (An-2) is a really short take off/short landing aircraft. Liftoff only about 7 seconds and 50m? from brake release. Amazing.

    What is the function of the 8 electric motors/props?

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    Post  kvs Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:46 pm

    The announcer refers to experiments with the air flow over the wing. The small propeller motors look too small to make much contribution
    to payload. Maybe there are some benefits from the flow over the wing. For example, the laminar flow is made turbulent by them which
    may reduce the drag at the leading edge of the wing while at the same time contributing to lift.

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:14 pm

    The experimental Yak-40 with an electric motor powered by superconductors made its first flight on MAKS-2021.

    The aircraft with the world's first superconducting electric aircraft engine as part of a hybrid power unit based on the Yak-40 aircraft made its first flight as part of the MAKS-2021 air show.

    "An experimental laboratory aircraft with an electrical engine based on the Yak-40, took to the air for the first time as part of the air show. The flight was carried out normally" - the official representative of the Promising Research Foundation said on Saturday.

    The electric aircraft engine on high-temperature superconductors with a capacity of 500 kW was created by the specialists of the Superox company under a contract with the Advanced Research Foundation.
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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:15 pm

    Cockpit and interior of the MS-21
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    Post  kvs Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:20 pm

    The solid partitions between the seats is also very smart. Having to contort yourself for hours to not "man spread" into the adjacent
    passenger's seat is a pain. The MS-21 should be the most comfortable ride in its class.

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    Post  kvs Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:41 pm



    Impressive turning "roll" of 110 degrees by the MS-21.

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:23 am

    Backman wrote:
    Russian_Patriot_ wrote:Sukhoi Business Jet
    Could you check Russian cyber media for any pictures , models or anything at Maks about the supersonic civilian jet ? scratch
    I found photos
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    Post  GarryB Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:33 am

    Now that TVS-2MS (An-2) is a really short take off/short landing aircraft. Liftoff only about 7 seconds and 50m? from brake release. Amazing.

    The An-2 has a stall speed of about 75km/h and operates from strips 80-100m long quite often, lighter plane with a more powerful engine and extra engines should further improve performance.... it might ultimately lead to the replacement of the main engine with perhaps 20 small motors... though all electric would not be ideal in Siberia in winter. Keeping the plane warm and clear of ice and stopping the batteries losing their charge in the cold and all the lights...

    I found photos

    Nice find.

    Not a PAK DA but interesting...
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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:38 pm

    Volga-Dnepr considers purchasing MC-21-300 cargo planes

    Volga-Dnepr Airlines Group has announced that it can potentially become a launch customer of cargo versions of the Russian MS-21-300 aircraft.

    "Against the background of a shortage of cargo capacities in the market, growing demand for cargo aircraft and increasing global traffic volumes, PJSC Irkut Corporation is now in a favorable position to launch and further implement the MC-21-300 cargo modification" - the report says.

    Irkut is working on creating cargo versions of the SSJ100 and MS-21 passenger planes, Oleg Gulyaev, director of the Regional Aircraft Corporation branch, said last week. Among those interested in such aircraft, he named Russian Post and "a number of private operators that are focused on online commerce".

    Source: https://interfax-ru.turbopages.org/interfax.ru/s/russia/781000

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    Post  JohninMK Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:41 pm

    Russian_Patriot_ wrote:
    Irkut is working on creating cargo versions of the SSJ100 and MS-21 passenger planes, Oleg Gulyaev, director of the Regional Aircraft Corporation branch, said last week. Among those interested in such aircraft, he named Russian Post and "a number of private operators that are focused on online commerce".
    We know it is bigger than a B-737 bit I wonder how close the fuselage dimensions are to something like an A300F to carry ULDs, the international air cargo containers.

    https://www.shapiro.com/resources/air-freight-container-specifications/
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    Post  GarryB Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:08 am

    GarryB wrote: it might ultimately lead to the replacement of the main engine with perhaps 20 small motors... though all electric would not be ideal in Siberia in winter. Keeping the plane warm and clear of ice and stopping the batteries losing their charge in the cold and all the lights...

    Sorry for replying to myself, but I just thought maybe the idea might be that all the engines and props are used for takeoff and climb to altitude, but once flight altitude has been achieved the main engine could be shut down and the main prop feathered to minimise drag and the small electric props deliver the thrust to maintain an efficient cruising speed and perhaps the main engine is restarted for the landing to provide reverse thrust to keep the landing distance short?
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    Post  kvs Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:42 am

    GarryB wrote:
    GarryB wrote: it might ultimately lead to the replacement of the main engine with perhaps 20 small motors... though all electric would not be ideal in Siberia in winter. Keeping the plane warm and clear of ice and stopping the batteries losing their charge in the cold and all the lights...

    Sorry for replying to myself, but I just thought maybe the idea might be that all the engines and props are used for takeoff and climb to altitude, but once flight altitude has been achieved the main engine could be shut down and the main prop feathered to minimise drag and the small electric props deliver the thrust to maintain an efficient cruising speed and perhaps the main engine is restarted for the landing to provide reverse thrust to keep the landing distance short?

    That would appear to require bigger sized engines on the wings. It is hard to tell what they are testing with the level of information that has been
    provided.



    It seems to be related to what this NASA video is showing. More lift and less drag from many small engines on a smaller wing.

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:59 pm

    The first production MS-21 aircraft will take off in December 2021.

    The first production MS-21 aircraft produced by the Irkutsk Aircraft Factory will take off in December 2021, Dmitry Gorokhov, head of the aggregate and assembly production for civil aviation equipment at IAZ, told reporters on July 29.

    In November 2021, the aircraft will be handed over to the flight test shop. Within six months after the first flight, it will be brought to the standard design. In the middle of 2022, it is planned to transfer it to Aeroflot*, which will become the first operator. In total, it is planned to produce and transfer four aircraft to the airline in 2022.

    As Dmitry Gorokhov noted, in 2023 it is planned to produce nine serial aircraft and further increase production volumes by 2 times a year, up to 36 serial aircraft. All of them will come out with wings made of Russian composites from the Aerocomposite company. They are produced in Ulyanovsk.

    * Most likely, it will not get to Aeroflot, but to its subsidiary Rossiya Airlines

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:11 pm

    The Cabinet of Ministers will consider the possibility of additional support for the aircraft factory in Irkutsk. 

    The Russian government will consider the possibility of additional support for the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said during an inspection of the final assembly shop of the MS-21 aircraft.

    Thus, he responded to the request of the General Director of the enterprise - Deputy General Director of PJSC Irkut Corporation Alexander Veprev. "It is necessary to implement a program of modernization of production facilities in the future, first of all, funds for two new buildings for assembly. In a word, we need investments, and here, of course, we need support, about 80 billion rubles" – Veprev said.

    "In the near future, the issue will be closed and resolved. I think that we will try to increase the maximum number of aircraft produced. Now we will need to look at our financial capabilities, and in the near future we will make a decision" – Mishustin said.

    Source: https://tass.ru/ekonomika/12013817

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:24 pm

    Another serial Superjet 100 made its first flight. 

    On July 29, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, another serial passenger aircraft Superjet 100 made its first flight. The board with the serial number 95215 and registration number 89174 is intended for the Rossiya Airlines. This is the 212th aircraft of this type that took off and the 7th this year.

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