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    Post  LMFS Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:35 pm

    The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has approved the main changes to the standard design of the MC-21 aircraft related to the installation of the Russian PD-14 engine and a wing made of composite materials of domestic production.

    In 2022, more than 160 successful test flights were performed on the MS-21 aircraft with the PD-14 powerplant, test pilots of the Yakovlev Design Bureau tested the airliner in various operating modes. During the tests, the PD-14 engine showed characteristics that are not inferior to foreign analogues. In addition, the wing made of domestic composites passed a series of tests at TsAGI, which confirmed the declared strength parameters. Then the prototype aircraft with a Russian wing successfully completed a number of test flights, during which the operational characteristics of the airliner were checked.

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    Footage of the MC-21 with domestic engines being tested:

    https://www.1tv.ru/news/2022-12-29/444428-noveyshiy_layner_ms_21_s_polnostyu_otechestvennym_dvigatelem_pd_14_poluchil_sertifikat

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    Post  ludovicense Fri Dec 30, 2022 2:53 pm

    CR929: I thought that Russia had given up on the joint project with China... I remember that America is celebrating the disagreements in the certainty that the project would no longer happen. Apparently, they reached an agreement. China must open an eye that the US is not going to ease things up for her. It is targeted by Americans as much as Russia.
    Russian/Chinese independence in the commercial aviation segment is vital for the economy of these two countries and good news for the whole world, which is hostage to the Boeing / Airbus duo.

    Even better is knowing that the MC-21 is very close to entering the production line.

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    Post  LMFS Fri Dec 30, 2022 6:22 pm

    The good side of Russia becoming a supplier to CR929 instead of a partner is that it would clear the path to the re-motorization of the IL-96. Additionally, it would remove pressure from the PD-35 program, since it will be China's risk to ensure the flow of Western engines for a competitor to Boeing and Airbus, while Russia can keep using four-engine planes if needed until the PD-35 is available. I guess China will realize further down the road that Russia's approach was the right one, but they should be aware of what they are doing.

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    Post  lancelot Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:20 pm

    There are three possible re-motorizations of IL-96. With four PD-14M, four PD-18R, or two PD-35.
    The easiest to achieve would be four PD-14M. Development of PD-14M would require a minimum development effort now that PD-14 is approved for serial production. PD-18R with a geared turbofan would likely require quite a lot of R&D. And then you have the PD-35. For which the prototype is basically ready to test, test of the gas generator was already done, but there is no test stand to bench test it whole. The PD-35 won't be ready for serial production for quite some time. At least 4-5 years. Using two large engines would also require a whole redesign of the wing. At that point why not just make a new aircraft? Il-96 uses same fuselage technology as the Il-86 first flown in 1976. It should be replaced.
    I think the best option is to use make a version with PD-14M. And then this engine can also be used on the Il-276 and MC-21-400.

    As for China their plans for CR929 were similar to the plans Russia had with the MC-21. It would start with Western engines and components initially, but then they would make their own engine, CJ-2000, and eventually they would replace the other components as well. The notion they cannot make the avionics, APU, etc, is bunk since they made those for the Y-20.
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    Post  GarryB Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:20 am

    A new wing and new engines and a DC-3 could be profitable on some air routes... I doubt there would be a lot wrong with the Il-96s fuselage or wings, and I think you exaggerate the changes needed for new engines... it is not like they are converting it to fly supersonically.

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    Post  LMFS Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:54 am

    The new composite wing and two-engine modification for the IL-96 are all but official by now. Settling the case with the participation as a provider in the CR929 would allow to budget and plan the work in the IL properly.
    I don't think it makes sense to change the engine without reducing its number, it would still be a no-go in the international market, while Russia can still use the PS-90 without any problem.

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    Post  lancelot Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:54 am

    They should just make a new fuselage. They already tested the one for CR929 in a wind tunnel. Build that. Engine power will be similar as in the Il-96 so they can likely repurpose the APU, the avionics can be similar to the ones in the MC-21, they might have to make a new landing gear, and redesign the cabling, but that is about it. Why not just build a Russified CR929 in Russia?
    Sure it would cost a bundle. But much of the technology developed for it, like composite fuselage, would be reused in the military transport projects.

    Of course this would not be in the short term. Only after PD-35 is available.
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:31 am

    New motorisation of the 4 engined Il-96 do not make sense, at least at the moment.
    Furthermore the PD14M (which is not yet certified) is still a bit short in thrust, compared to the PS90.

    And the PD18R will not be available before the PD-35.

    The only use of a 4 engine passenger widebody, after the PD35 will be available, would only be as a government aircraft for president and other strategic roles. For that, the higher fuel consumption is not a big issue. There could be after 2035 a new version with PD18R, to allow greater range, but it is not a priority.

    As far as composite fuselage, I am not sure if the advantages are really considerable or it is more a matter of PR. The il-96 already contains a certain amount of composites. Furthermore, about reusing the technology in Military Transport planes, I am not sure that a composite fuselage is a better solution for them than a metal one with some composite content where convenient/effective.

    Possibly the most sensible thing would be just to keep some of the structure of the il-96-400M with new wings,
    PD-35 engines and new avionics and internal systems and only after that is in serial production, work seriously on a brand new aircraft (some preliminary work can be done beforehand, or course, but the main resources should be concentrated on what is achievable soon with the work already planned, and not ignore it to have something newer 10 years later.

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    Post  Kiko Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:32 pm

    Turboprop engine TV7-117ST-01 received a type certificate, 01.10.2023.

    The Federal Air Transport Agency issued JSC UEC-Klimov a Type Certificate for the TV7-117ST-01 engine. Obtaining a type certificate by the engine developer is an important step in the ongoing certification of the Il-114-300 aircraft, the agency's press service said.

    “The TV7-117ST-01 engine is an aircraft turboprop engine with a free turbine, designed for use as part of the power plant of the Il-114-300 aircraft. It was created on the basis of the TV7-117S / SM engine, equipped with an upgraded BARK-65SM digital control unit and adapted to the AB112-114 propeller developed by JSC NPP Aerosila, which is also undergoing certification, ”the message of the Federal Air Transport Agency says.

    Turboprop engines by design are divided into two-shaft or with a free turbine and single-shaft. In the first case, there is no mechanical connection between the gas generator and the transmission, the drive between the compressor turbine and the free turbine is only gas-dynamic. A separate shaft comes from the free turbine, which transmits torque to the propeller through the gearbox. In the second case, the turbine with the compressor and the screw are located on the same shaft.

    The use of a free turbine has a number of advantages, including the ability to operate the aircraft power unit on the ground as an auxiliary power unit - without propeller rotation, while the operating gas generator provides the aircraft with electric current and high-pressure air for on-board systems.

    The use of an axial-centrifugal compressor, which combines the aerodynamic advantages of high-efficiency axial stages and centrifugal stages, which expand the range of stable operation, is the best solution for small-sized gas turbine engines with high thermodynamic cycle parameters. The annular countercurrent combustion chamber, which is located around the turbine assembly, has made it possible to reduce the length of the engine, to obtain good emission characteristics and a low level of smoke.

    In the TV7-117 engine family, the turbine assembly is the result of compromises, caused in particular by the small size of the turbine blades. The working blade of the first stage of the TV7-117 turbine is slightly larger than a thumbnail. Rotating at a tremendous speed, such a part must work for thousands of hours at an ambient gas temperature of one and a half thousand degrees. Appropriate technologies for the manufacture of such parts were developed by the engineers of UEC-Klimov together with scientists from the Central Institute of Aviation Engineering. Baranov and the All-Russian Research Institute of Aviation Materials.

    A digital twin has been created for the TV7-117ST-01 engine - the first and so far the only example in the industry of an integrated approach to the complete formalization of the gas turbine engine design process with a detailed description of all controlled parameters and target values, interconnection of all calculation models created during product design. The CD is a virtual model integrated into production. It will store and reflect detailed information about the creation, existing parameters and operation of each manufactured engine. The system will make it possible to conduct virtual tests, predict the behavior of the power plant and determine which engine elements are more appropriate to produce using additive technologies.

    The upgraded power plant for the IL-114-300 includes a boosted turboprop engine TV7-117ST-01, an AB-112-114 propeller with a propeller regulator RSV-34S-114, a FADEC-type automatic control system (SAU) BARK-65STM and fuel system units NR-65SM, NP-65, AZRT-65. In the future, UEC-Klimov plans to carry out certification work to expand the performance of the engine, as well as certification of a modification of the TV7-117ST-02 engine for use as part of the power plant of the TVRS-44 Ladoga aircraft.

    https://aviation21.ru/turbovintovoj-dvigatel-tv7-117st-01-poluchil-sertifikat-tipa/

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    Post  franco Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:12 pm

    Rostec equips Kurgan airport with new radar

    MOSCOW, January 11-RIA Novosti. Rostec has equipped the Kurgan airport with a new radar, which will increase flight safety in the region, the state corporation said in a release.
    "Roselektronika Holding of Rostec State Corporation has equipped the Kurgan airport with a new AORL-1AS radar equipped with a modern element base. It allows us to significantly expand the area of controlled airspace and increase the safety of air flights in the region," the report says.

    Compared to the DRL-7SM control radar that operated at the Kurgan airfield for more than 25 years, the AORL-1AS has a more than 2 – fold increased detection range of aircraft via the primary channel and 3-fold-via the secondary channel, Rostec notes. The primary channel determines the location of the aircraft, and the secondary channel transmits additional information about the aircraft: tail number, flight altitude, and fuel balance. The combined antenna system makes the new locator more reliable in operation.
    "Ensuring flight safety and equipping airports with modern equipment is one of the priority tasks of civil aviation. Since 2018, Russia has been implementing a program of modernization of airfield infrastructure facilities. Within its framework, our holding "Roselektronika" has equipped more than 40 airports with radars. The latest equipment installed in Kurgan is several times more efficient than the previous generation of locators. It allows you to control aircraft at a distance of up to 160 kilometers via the primary communication channel and up to 400 kilometers via the secondary one, "said Oleg Yevtushenko, Executive Director of Rostec.

    Installation and commissioning work was carried out by specialists of the Chelyabinsk radio plant "Polet" (part of "Roselektronika") – one of the key Russian enterprises for the production of airfield navigation equipment. Polet is engaged in the development and mass production of ground-based radar and radio navigation equipment for air traffic control in civil aviation and the aerospace forces.
    "For almost 30 years, the DRL-7SM control radar has successfully performed tasks to detect and measure the coordinates of aircraft in the Kurgan airfield area. The need to equip the airfield base with modern radar equipment has matured due to the modernization of the airport infrastructure. The state-of – the-art AORL-1AS radar makes it possible to increase the area of controlled airspace and provide control over it by creating a single automated radar system," said Alexander Nesterov, General Director of Poleta.

    https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.6448f1d7-63be979e-253863b2-74722d776562/https/ria.ru/20230111/rostekh-1844045132.html

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    Post  Kiko Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:35 pm

    Putin criticized the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the situation with orders for aircraft, 01.11.2023.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called "too long" work to provide aircraft factories with orders for aircraft, including for the military.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called "too long" work to provide aircraft factories with orders for aircraft, including for the military.

    Putin listened to the report of the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov on how this work is going, and was dissatisfied with the deadlines, reports TASS .

    "For a long time. Too long. Enterprises must understand the prospects of the order: they must hire labor, they must maintain or expand production facilities,” Putin said.

    He was also not satisfied with the promise to complete the necessary processes in the near future: he instructed to do everything necessary within a month.

    “I beg you – within a month everything should be done. What we are talking about? Do we not understand the conditions in which we live? Putin said. 

    Earlier, Putin announced plans to strengthen the defense capability of Russia, and also announced his intention to solve all the problems of meeting the needs during the NWO.

    https://vz.ru/news/2023/1/11/1194498.html

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    Post  lancelot Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:03 pm

    Orders and deliveries of the modernized Su-34 and Su-30 should be increased. Once the Su-57M passes trials it should enter mass production regardless if the Izd. 30 is ready or not. Orders and deliveries of the Yak-130 should be increased. Consideration should be given to fund a program to test the SR-71 with AL-55 engine for the lightweight jet trainer requirement.

    Orders and deliveries of the modernized Ka-52 and Mi-28 should also increase.

    With regards to civilian aircraft money should be given to refurbish mothballed Il-96, Tu-204/214, Il-114 aircraft into operational service. Tu-214 production should also increase. Work should be done to ensure the Superjet NEW and MC-21 have a common cockpit design to reduce development and operational costs. Make ground test platforms and test harnesses for Superjet NEW and MC-21 avionics integration. Funding should be provided for the Il-276 program. How this program has stalled for so long is unfathomable for me. It is long overdue that PD-14M development proceeded. The PD-35 project has been stalled so use those designers to make this engine production ready. Assign Kuznetsov bureau the task of developing PD-18R engine based on PD-14 engine core given they have expertise with NK-93 propfan. Consider the design of either an An-72 replacement with PD-8 engines, or development of a new turboshaft engine with PD-8 core, to make a new twin-engine turboprop. I think doing the An-72 replacement is way more viable, since Klimov is way, way overloaded right now and they likely would have to be the ones designing the turboshaft. Alternatively get Kuznetsov to design the PD-8 core turboprop engine.


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    Post  Hole Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:09 pm

    Tu-214 is mucho important for the military to replace all those old (Il-20M, Il-22, even Il-38) special mission and ASW planes. Plus the old staff transport
    planes (Il-18, Tu-134 and Tu-154M)

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    Post  lancelot Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:17 pm

    I think it would be possible to develop a new turboshaft engine with better performance than the D-27 propfan designed for the An-70 by basically mating the PD-8 engine core to a turboshaft, they can even use the same Aerosila propeller design used in the D-27. Given that Kuznetstov worked on NK-12MPM engine recently they are likely the most suitable for this task.

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    Post  kvs Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:07 pm

    I wonder how much of the new radar installation work at various airports involves removing compromised western equipment. This is
    deadly serious and not a joke.

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    Post  Kiko Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:25 am

    "In an import-substituting guise": how the program to create the SSJ New aircraft is being implemented, by Alexey Latyshev and Vladimir Duyun for RTRUSSIA. 01.11.2023.

    Rostec reported that the airframe of the SSJ New short-haul passenger aircraft was delivered to Novosibirsk for certification tests. The state corporation specified that at the first stage of static tests, the wing, fuselage and other elements of the aircraft will be tested for various types of load. SSJ New is an import-substituting version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. According to analysts, today the Russian industry is able to provide the liner with everything necessary.

    The airframe of the new Russian civil airliner Sukhoi Superjet New (SSJ New) was delivered to Novosibirsk for strength tests, the press service of the state corporation Rostec reported.

    “The airframe of the imported SSJ New aircraft, manufactured at the production center of the Irkut Corporation in Komsomolsk-on-Amur of the United Aircraft Corporation specifically for static testing, was delivered to Novosibirsk,” the company said.

    Certification tests will take place in the department of fatigue and static strength of the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation named after Chaplygin (SibNIA), which is part of the National Research Center "Institute named after Zhukovsky".

    As clarified in Rostec, the SSJ New airframe is being tested to confirm its static strength and determine the conditions for safe operation. The tests were carried out due to structural changes in the wing and fuselage of the aircraft, the transition to PD-8 engines and the installation of a new chassis design.

    At the first stage of testing at SibNIA, the wing, fuselage, landing gear attachment points, as well as the PD-8 pylon and attachment points will be tested for various types of load.

    Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the Irkut Corporation and Deputy Head of the UAC for Civil Aviation, specified that this stage of testing is planned to be completed in the fall of 2023.

    “Our production center in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is already shipping the second airframe for ground testing of the SSJ New aircraft, the first airframe was delivered to TsAGI in July last year. We plan to complete the first stage of static testing at SibNIA this fall, and the results obtained, along with the results of flight tests, will be used to certify the aircraft in a new import-substituting appearance. It is planned to obtain the relevant approvals from the Federal Air Transport Agency for the main changes to the design by the end of 2023, ”the press service of Rostec quotes him as saying.

    As previously reported, in November 2022, the SSJ New model with PD-8 engines was tested at the Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). Flight tests of the liner and a new stage of work at TsAGI are scheduled for 2023.

    Updated Superjet

    Recall that SSJ New is a new version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 short-haul aircraft, which has been operated by airlines for more than ten years.

    According to the data of the Transport Clearing House, in 2019, the SSJ-100 accounted for over 51% of the total passenger turnover carried out by Russian air carriers on all civil regional jet and turboprop aircraft.

    However, after the West imposed sanctions against Russia, the operation of this liner became more complicated. The fact is that the Superjet was created in the framework of broad cooperation with foreign companies, so many of its key components were developed abroad.

    This approach was due to the fact that in the early 2000s, most domestic manufacturers of systems and avionics were not yet ready to supply components for the SSJ-100, which could be certified according to tightened aviation rules, Rostec explained. In particular, the SaM146 engines were created by the Russian company UEC-Saturn together with the French company Snecma.

    However, over the past years, the situation has changed dramatically: Russian enterprises have been modernized and now, under sanctions, they can become an alternative to foreign suppliers, cooperation with which turned out to be impossible under the new conditions.

    According to analysts, one of the main innovations in the SSJ New was the replacement of the engine. The liner will be equipped with a domestic PD-8 power unit developed by the United Engine Corporation.

    Bench tests of the first experimental PD-8 were completed in May 2022, and in December , flight tests began on the Il-76LL flying laboratory. 

    On-board radio-electronic equipment systems for the SSJ New are being developed by the enterprises of Radioelectronic Technologies Concern JSC (part of Rostec), and the power supply system is being developed by the Ufa Aggregate Production Association. In turn, the Ufa Research and Production Enterprise Molniya is developing an engine vibration control system, a computer for an integrated air conditioning system and an icing alarm.

    According to Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec, about 97% of foreign components will be replaced in the new aircraft. At the same time, part of the equipment will be unified with the latest Russian airliner MS-21 .

    As noted in the state corporation, import substitution is not the only goal of creating a new version of SSJ. The developers also intend to increase the overall efficiency of the aircraft through the introduction of domestic systems of a new generation.

    It is worth noting that there is already a demand for the aircraft being created among airlines. In September 2022, UAC and Aeroflot signed an agreement of intent to deliver  339 Russian-made aircraft between 2023 and 2030 . Among them - 89 SSJ New.

    The first liners should be delivered to the company this year, as Chemezov said earlier.

    “In 2023, the first flight of the SSJ New with Russian PD-8 engines and the start of serial production are planned. The first cars will go to the airlines of the Aeroflot group: the plans for 2023 include the delivery of two aircraft, and in subsequent years - reaching the rate of 20 airliners annually, ”said the head of Rostec.

    In turn, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov, at a meeting of the president with members of the government on January 11, said that in 2023-2025, deliveries of 63 aircraft to Aeroflot were planned: 34 SSJ New, 18 MS-21 and 11 Tu-214.

    "Industry on the Rise"

    As Roman Gusarov, editor-in-chief of the Avia.ru portal, recalled, work on the creation of the SSJ-100 began in difficult years for the domestic aviation industry.

    “The SSJ-100 aircraft and its entire ideology were laid down in the early and mid-2000s. These were hard times: our aviation industry lay on its side and was not ready to implement such an ambitious project as a modern civilian airliner. Therefore, foreign companies were involved, which provided their components. As a result, despite the fact that the Superjet was 100% domestically developed, it was filled with foreign products. This also applied to the engine, ”Gusarov explained in a conversation with RT.

    However, over time, it became obvious that such international cooperation has many disadvantages, the specialist stated.

    “As it turned out, foreign partners were not very willing to participate in the development of this project. In addition, SSJ's "childhood illnesses" were associated with those same imported components. Foreign companies charged very high prices for them. Even before the imposition of sanctions, it became clear that it was necessary to slowly look for an alternative to imported suppliers. And in 2022, there was a need for complete import substitution,” the analyst noted.

    According to Vladimir Popov, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Aviapanorama magazine, the new Superjet is already being created entirely on the domestic industrial platform.

    “Production will be established on a Russian base, with all our components. The key point is the replacement of power plants with domestic PD-8 engines. It will be a high-quality Russian product that will in no way be inferior to foreign analogues. The control system, life support, pressurization, ventilation, hydraulic system, etc. will also be Russian, ”said the interlocutor of RT.

    According to Roman Gusarov, today such cooperation with Western companies is no longer necessary, and Russia is unlikely to return to this experience. In recent years, as the specialist emphasizes, gigantic work has been carried out to modernize enterprises, develop technologies and train personnel.

    “Today, I do not see any components and engines that our engineers could not create: the Russian aviation industry is on the rise,” the analyst concluded.

    https://russian.rt.com/russia/article/1096343-ssj-new-rosteh-ispytaniya

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:11 pm

    It is already planned to develop a turboshaft engine for the Mi-26 based on the core (gas generator) of the PD-8 engine.

    A turboprop (with a new Aerosila blade) could be a parallel development of it.

    https://www.defensemirror.com/news/32989/Mi_26_Helicopter___s_Engine_to_be_based_on_SSJ_NEW_Airliner___s_PD_8#.Y8AUYKTTXqs

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    Post  lancelot Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:26 am

    Michelin tire replacement on SSJ100 aircraft pushed back to late 2023
    15.01.2023

    On the night of December 8-9, 2022, a fire broke out at the production sites of Nortek LLC and YaShZ Avia LLC in Barnaul, as a result of which the tire production plants suffered significant losses and the production cycle was disrupted. This was reported on the companies' websites.

    Barnaul enterprises are manufacturers and suppliers of aircraft tires for Tu, Il, An, Yak passenger aircraft. They also supply tires for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The enterprises participate in the program of import substitution of foreign products on new domestic aircraft SSJ-New and MS-21.

    So, in particular, in 2022, YaShZ Avia performed a set of tire tests on the stand, and one of the experimental SSJ100s passed flight tests, including in difficult modes, such as an aborted takeoff. According to a representative of the Irkut corporation, the entire scope of certification work was planned to be completed in 2022. The delivery of tires was to begin upon completion of their certification as part of the aircraft.

    Now how recognized telegram channel "Aviatorshchina", the first deliveries of tires to replace French Michelins on Superjets have been postponed from March to the end of this year.

    “The plant is preparing to produce tires also for MS-21 aircraft. There, at the end of the year, serial production of tires for the Superjet 100 was launched as part of import substitution. The start of their deliveries to airlines was scheduled for March - after the end of the certification of tires as part of the aircraft. According to the source, their experimental use should begin in the coming days.

    Currently, the management of Nortek LLC and YaShZ Avia LLC are taking measures to restore the enterprises' activities as soon as possible. The fire-damaged preparatory workshop is planned to be divided into parts and the surviving part to be quickly put into operation, which will ensure the operation of at least 50% of the main production capacity for three months.

    In the affected part of the workshop, after carrying out the appropriate examinations, modern equipment will be installed, which will double the production capacity compared to the equipment lost in the fire.

    “In order to promptly launch production and ensure the fulfillment of the state order, agreements have been reached on the purchase of semi-finished products from third-party manufacturers. Part of the equipment in the chamber workshop will be reconstructed for the independent production of rubber compounds," Nortek and YaShZ Avia said in a statement.

    They believe that it is possible to launch plants at 50% capacity within three months - by March.

    According to Aviatorshchina's source, the shift in the start of deliveries of Russian tires should not negatively affect airlines, because they do not experience a serious shortage of French tires for the SSJ100 - their unimpeded import to Russia continues.

    https://aviation21.ru/zamena-shin-michelin-na-samolyotax-ssj100-sdvigaetsya-na-konec-2023-goda/

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    Post  limb Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:21 pm

    Why cant they just buy civilian jet tires from Iran, vietnam, india, china, etc?

    This was 100% sabotage.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:24 am

    Orders and deliveries of the modernized Su-34 and Su-30 should be increased. Once the Su-57M passes trials it should enter mass production regardless if the Izd. 30 is ready or not. Orders and deliveries of the Yak-130 should be increased. Consideration should be given to fund a program to test the SR-71 with AL-55 engine for the lightweight jet trainer requirement.

    Don't disagree, but I think the SR-71 would require more than just one AL-55 engine to be successful... Razz

    The SR-10 on the other hand might be a simple cheap light design that could be adapted to roles like drone hunting with radar and optics based on those used in their latest attack helicopters and weapons optimised for use against light airborne targets including airburst munitions using radar tracking and remote detonation.

    Work should be done to ensure the Superjet NEW and MC-21 have a common cockpit design to reduce development and operational costs.

    I agree and further a standardised cockpit for transports from Baikal up to Slon should be implemented... obviously modular and scaled for the different sized aircraft... the Baikal has one engine so does not need the engine controls a four engined aircraft would etc etc.

    To simplify production and training and maintenance... and to force better quality setups for cheaper lighter aircraft they might otherwise take short cuts on.

    Funding should be provided for the Il-276 program. How this program has stalled for so long is unfathomable for me.

    Very much agree, the idea was that it would just be a scaled down Il-476 with smaller wings only two engines and a shorter fuselage that is essentially the opposite of what they did with the An-124 to make an An-225.

    Now that the Tu-214s are being produced I would say that making the Tu-330 should also be done as it is different enough to make it potentially useful and a good potential export earner too.

    Consider the design of either an An-72 replacement with PD-8 engines, or development of a new turboshaft engine with PD-8 core, to make a new twin-engine turboprop. I think doing the An-72 replacement is way more viable, since Klimov is way, way overloaded right now and they likely would have to be the ones designing the turboshaft.

    Honestly, I think the best feature of the An-72 was the fact that it had jet speed, which made it better than the An-12 in some roles, but I think with the jet powered IL-276 that that advantage is lost and using the Il-276 with reduced payloads would allow it to carry more fuel and operate over much greater distances and even over the same distances the An-72 operates the reduced weight payload and fuel would mean it should be able to operate from the same airfields with the same or better performance (more engine power at only slightly heavier weight due to larger structure).

    Equally if they also produce the Tu-330 in the 35 ton payload capacity then they are essentially replacing lighter transports with some bigger ones... they will have the Il-112 and the Il-114 as well as the Let-610 replacment and the Let-410 replacement and the Baikal... it is not like there will be a shortage of lighter transports.

    I wonder how much of the new radar installation work at various airports involves removing compromised western equipment. This is
    deadly serious and not a joke.

    Killing multiple birds with one stone... in addition to improved performance the work and business for the Russian companies will give them experience and production capacity to then start exporting their technology to allies in rest of the world countries who might not trust or perhaps cannot afford western systems.

    Why cant they just buy civilian jet tires from Iran, vietnam, india, china, etc?

    This was 100% sabotage.

    They are going to be making their own, which is even better, plus the sabotage seems to have damaged old equipment which is going to be replaced by newer better machinery which will further help boost production so if it was sabotage they have turned it into a positive (assuming no one died in the fire).



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    Post  Scorpius Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:46 pm

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    At the Ural Civil Aviation Plant, they showed how the cabin and cabin of the TVRS-44 Ladoga turboprop regional aircraft will look like. Photos of the layouts were published by the press service of the company in the official telegram channel.
    https://ura.news/news/1052620887

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    Post  Hole Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:34 pm

    Without wings it looks like a bullet train.  Very Happy

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    Post  Kiko Tue Feb 14, 2023 10:25 am

    UAC considers production of Sukhoi SuperJet in India, 02.14.2023.

    Slyusar: UAC is considering the possibility of localization and production of Sukhoi SuperJet in India.

    BANGALORE (India), February 14 - RIA Novosti. The United Aircraft Corporation is considering the possibility of localizing and manufacturing the Sukhoi SuperJet in India, said Yury Slyusar, head of UAC.

    “We are considering the Sukhoi SuperJet aircraft project, the possibility of localization and production here (in India). with the supply of our components, to establish here the production of a glider and make a full-fledged Indian aircraft with deliveries to the domestic market and to the markets of friendly countries. I think it is interesting for India. To receive a modern civil aircraft with our help now is a step forward", Slyusar told RIA News.

    A 100-seat aircraft is in demand here, primarily for domestic transportation, the country is large, in our opinion, such aircraft will do. Well, we are ready to provide all the necessary assistance both from the technological and technical side, because India is our great friends . We we would like this friendship to develop not only in the military sphere, but also in the civil one," he added.

    He also noted that Russia is offering India the Il- 114 aircraft and cooperation on the MS -21 aircraft.

    https://ria.ru/20230214/sukhoi-1851889434.html

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    Post  Hole Tue Feb 14, 2023 11:41 am

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    Cockpit of the MS-21-300

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    Post  franco Thu Feb 16, 2023 2:16 pm



    Serial deliveries of Ladoga aircraft should begin in 2026, follows from the presentation of Maxim Harbin, head of the Sales and Marketing Department of the Ural Civil Aviation Plant, which was shown at the NAIS exhibition on February 8.

    A prototype of the aircraft will be prepared in 2023, plans for 2024 include obtaining a certificate and the first flight, and serial production will begin in 2025.

    The implementation of the initiative may require more than 100 billion rubles

    In August, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that the basis of the Russian fleet of small aircraft will be new aircraft such as "Baikal" and "Ladoga".

    At the same time, it was noted that the Baikal aircraft will be made entirely from Russian components.

    In June, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov announced that Russian airlines will receive more than 1 thousand aircraft for the needs of civil aviation until 2030.

    Manturov said that it is planned to produce 142 SSJ New aircraft with an increased number of Russian components, 270 MS-21 aircraft, 70 Il-114-300 and Tu-214 aircraft each, and 12 Il-96-300 aircraft.

    The Minister also added that regional air carriers will add Ladoga, L-410, and Baikal aircraft to their fleets.

    https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.d989d920-63ee2a1c-5f56149f-74722d776562/https/iz.ru/1467034/2023-02-08/postavku-seriinykh-samoletov-ladoga-zaplanirovali-nachat-v-2026-godu

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