Maxim Pyadushkin



UAC announces CR929 'soft orders' 
The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 widebody airliner program has gained its first, preliminary sales agreements, consortium partner United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) said, as it also announced a further slippage of first delivery timelines.
Interim report on Aeroflot SSJ100 crash details uncontrolled landing attempts 
Russia’s CIS-wide Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has posted a preliminary report on the crash of an Aeroflot Sukhoi SuperJet 100-95 (SSJ100) at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport May 5.
Irkut MC-21-300
Russia’s Irkut MC-21 program deals with consequences of US sanctions 
Russia’s deteriorated relations with the West following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 has had substantial consequences for the Irkut MC-21 program.
Azerbaijan Airlines to defer MAX deliveries 
The Azerbaijani government-owned carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will defer deliveries of 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 narrowbodies for five years.
Russia’s Yamal Airlines cancels options for 10 SSJ100s 
Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines will not take the last of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100s) from an order of 25, Yamal CEO Vassily Kryuk reportedly told the Interfax newswire this week.
Russia expects first CR929 orders in 2023 
The Russian chairperson of the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) board expects the consortium to receive initial orders for its CR929 widebody airliner no earlier than 2023—a differing assessment compared to the late-2019 timing recently suggested by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), the Chinese partner in the program.
United Aircraft Corp. reshuffles top management 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) is reconfiguring its top management as it prepares to separate commercial aircraft production from UAC’s military programs.
Russia’s Red Wings cancels A220 order 
Red Wings Airlines has canceled its order for six Airbus A220-300s, Russia’s only order for the type, for economic reasons.
EASA finishes first Irkut MC-21 certification flights 
EASA test pilots have completed the first session of certification flights on Irkut’s MC-21-300 narrowbody, the aircraft manufacturer said Feb. 13.
UAC moves Superjet 100 from Sukhoi to Irkut in company restructure 
Russia’s Superjet 100 is no longer part of the Sukhoi product line as parent company United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) rearranges its structure to separate its commercial and military aircraft manufacturing assets.
Adria Airways to acquire 15 leased SSJ100s, MRO center 
Slovenia’s Adria Airways signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 15 Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100s) via a long-term lease arrangement and signed an MOU with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) to establish a joint MRO operation at Ljubljana Airport.
SCAC tests lower-weight wings for future Superjets 
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) has tested two new lower-weight wing designs for future versions of the Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional aircraft.
Aeroflot SSJ100
Aeroflot orders more SSJ100s in major deal 
Russia’s Aeroflot has placed a major order for a further 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100s), the largest order for the type.
CRAIC fixes CR929 main dimensions, layout 
The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) has fixed the main dimensional details of its CR929 widebody aircraft, which were revised from figures given to ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily in May.
Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating 
Designers of the Sino-Russian Craic CR929 widebody airliner have retained a fuselage width sized for nine-abreast seating, even as other dimensions have changed during early development.
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