Maxim Pyadushkin



Aeroflot Superjet 100
Aeroflot to split Superjet preliminary order 
Aeroflot will split a preliminary order for 100 Superjet 100 regional jets into several firm contracts.
Report: Russia, China nears location decision on CR929 center 
Russia and China are reportedly close to selecting a location for the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 program’s engineering center, an issue that has been delaying progress in development of the widebody airliner.
MC-21 at MAKS
Irkut MC-21 gets 20 commitments at MAKS Air Show 
The Irkut MC-21 received 20 new commitments at this week’s MAKS 2019 Air Show, which is taking place this week in Zhukovsky near Moscow.
Bird strike forces Ural Airlines A321 to land in cornfield 
An Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Ural Airlines was forced to land in a cornfield Aug. 15 after its CFM-56 engines ingested a flock of sea gulls shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport.
CRAIC CR929 Russian-built engine proposal gets new push 
Russian engine manufacturer Aviadvigatel is promoting its PD-35 as the preferred engine choice for the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 widebody airliner, despite an existing agreement for a jointly developed turbofan for the Russian-Chinese aircraft.
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.
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