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2002-03-13, Serge Pod: Russian Tu-204 Aircraft Becoming Competitive in Worldwide Market The Russian Tu-204 airplane is becoming competitive in the worldwide marketplace both in its technical characteristics as in costs. Ibrahim Kamel -chairman of the board of directors of the international company Sirocco Aerospace - expressed such an opinion in an interview with an RIA Novosti correspondent. The company is taking part in the upgrade program for the Tu-204 and in its preparation for international certification. In Kamel`s opinion, the Tu-204 is in no way worse than the new Boeings. ``The excellent economy of use of the airplane is combined with a system of technical support of a worldwide level and at the same time the price of the Tu-204 is 30 - 40 percent less than the cost of a similar type of Western produced airplane,`` he noted. Kamel also expressed the opinion that using the example of the Tupolev concern, Russian aircraft manufacturing can make significant successes in export trade. In particular, he emphasized that the…
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2002-03-13, Serge Pod: Construction of AL-55 Engine to Be Discussed Next Week There will be a large meeting next week at the A. Lyulka Scientific and Production Center, structurally included in OAO NPO Saturn, on the question of the of further measures regarding the building of the new AL-55 aircraft engine which is intended for light training and combat trainer airplanes, an informed source at the A. Lyulka NPTs reported. According to him, at the present time development of the working design and engineering documentation for the new aircraft engine is being concluded. The engine is being created for use on an airplane of the Yak-130 type. In the opinion of specialists, the cost of the scientific, research and experimental design work will be several tens of millions of dollars, with the price of a serial engine at more than one million dollars. Source: 13.03.02, Finmarket Agency Translated by Roy Cochrun /http://www.toad.net/cgi-bin/cgi wrap/royfc/today/acft_news.html/ AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и…
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2002-03-13, Serge Pod: New Predator squadron activated 11 March 2002 The US Air Force has activated a third Predator squadron. The 17th Reconnaissance Squadron (RS) was activated on March 8 at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield, Nevada. The unit, which joins the 11th RS and the…
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2002-03-05, dsamoilov: The long-awaited order from the Indian Air Force for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has finally been awarded, HAL chairman, Mr N R Mohanty, announced 27 February at the Asian Aerospace 2002 exhibition. The Indian Air Force has ordered a limited series production of eight aircraft with delivery of the first one in 2006. In a further announcement Mohanty went on to say that the Intermediate Jet Trainer, the HJT-36 which will replace the Kiran for Stage II training, will have its first flight by the end of 2002 and is due for delivery in 2004. By Simon Michell for Janes Defence Weekly
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2002-02-25, Serge Pod: Gripen provides double boost for Polish aerospace industry 22 February 2002 Gripen International, jointly owned by SAAB and BAE Systems, has strengthened its partnership with the Polish aerospace and defence industry by signing two new industrial co-…
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2002-02-06, Serge Pod: Military Be-200 The General Director of the Taganrog Beriev ANTK, Gennadiy Panatov, announced the fact that the enterprise is developing a patrol variant of the Be-200 amphibious airplane. The Russian Federal Border Service is showing interest in it. In…
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2002-02-06, Serge Pod: Russians Search for Helicopter Lost over Chechnya Six helicopters are engaged in the search for the Mi-24 helicopter that belonged to the North Caucasus regional department of the Russian Federal Border Guard Service, Chechen prosecutor Vsevolod Chernov said. The search for a border troops helicopter which disappeared yesterday was resumed today. All contact with the Mi-24 helicopter was lost near Khankala airport on the outskirts of Groznyy yesterday , a spokesman for the Federal Border Guard Service press centre told ITAR-TASS. He noted that the Federal Border Guard Service had no information about what had caused the loss of contact and the helicopter's disappearance. ``For reasons that are not yet clear, the helicopter either landed somewhere unexpectedly or crashed,`` the source said. Groups of rescuers are currently engaged in the search, the spokesman said. He recalled that yesterday morning, the crews of two helicopters, a Mi-24 and a Mi-8, had been ordered to fly to the Tuskharoy border post and…
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2002-02-06, Serge Pod: Russia Ready to Sell India Tu-22 Bombers An anonymous, highly place source in the Indian government has reported to the Reuters agency that within the framework of a visit to Delhi which is starting by the Russian Vice Premier Il`ya Klebanov, Russia and…
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2002-01-30, Serge Pod: Eurocopter has a good 2001 23 January 2002 Eurocopter Group chalked up 375 new aircraft orders in 2001, representing 43% of the market based on the number of new civil and military helicopters. The orders were broken down as follows: 81 EC 120 B Colibri, 103 single-engine Ecureuil/Fennec, 27 EC 130 B4, 2 BO 105, 17 twin-engine Ecureuil/Fennec, 38 EC 135, 2 BK 117, 8 EC 145, 10 Dauphin/Panther, 1 3 EC 155 B/B1, 26 Super Puma/EC 225 - Cougar/EC 725, and 48 NH 90. The total order book, including new and previously owned aircraft (50 helicopters sold by Eurocopter and its subsidiaries), research and development, services provided to customers, and other various activities increased to Euro 2,825 million euros. The breakdown of these orders by value is 45% for the civil and parapublic sector and 55% for the military sector. The consolidated order book for series-production helicopters represents Euro 1760 million euros. Eurocopter President Jean-Fran‡ois Bigay said that he was particularly satisfied with the…
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2002-01-17, Serge Pod: LAPIK to Deliver Three Il-103 Aircraft to Laos According to the Commercial Director of the Lukhovitsy Aviaton Production and Testing Complex /LAPIK/, Valeriy Bredikhin, LAPIK is fulfilling a contract for the delivery of three four-seat Il-103 multirole light airplanes to Laos. All the airplanes for this contract will be delivered during 2002. Besides that, the signing of a large contract for the delivery of a significant number of Il-103 airplanes is being prepared in one of the Southeast Asian /SEA/ countries. Delivery of airplanes to this non-disclosed SEA country will not be estimated for one year. One can expect the finalized form of the contract at the end of the first quarter of 2002, a source noted. According to his same information, in all at the present time there are 23 Il-103 airplanes in service, including 4 airplanes in Belorussia and 6 aircraft in Peru. The remaining airplanes are being used in Russia. The Il-103 airplane is sold at a price of 164,000 - 210,000 dollars each. Source: 14.01.02,…
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2002-01-17, Serge Pod: Rosaviakosmos Increased Production of Aircraft by 10 Percent in 2001 The development of the Russian Federation aviation and space industry in recent times is characterized by a steady growth dynamic. According to the General Director of the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, Yuriy Koptev, according to the results of the last year, 14 airplanes were built in the country and 79 helicopters, which is 10 percent more than in 2000. Yu. Koptev notes that this year, financing of work on the development of civilian aviation will grow 2.3 times. These funds will be concentrated on 3 - 4 basic projects. Among them is work on the Tu-204, Tu-324 and Tu-334 airplanes and also on the PS-90A and PS-90A2 engines. The growth of the totals of the Russian space branch last year, according to Yu. Koptev, was 5.3 percent. But the quantity of commercial launches at the same time went down. Only three heavy ``Proton`` boosters were launched using the funds of foreign investors. According to Yu. Koptev, this is connected with the…
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2002-01-17, Serge Pod: MiG Trainer for Future Aces At a briefing devoted to the results of the work of the Russian Aircraft Building Corporation MiG in 2001, the General Director - General Designer of the corporation, Nikolay Nikitin, noted that one of the priority programs of the firm for 2002 will be the completion of tests and the moving into the domestic and export markets of the new generation MiG-AT training airplane. In particular, a resolution has been adopted regarding joint certification tests of this airplane with the Russian Federation air force and Rosaviakosmos and accepting it for experimental service. What about this aircraft which has no analogue among airplanes of a similar class? The MiG-AT trainer was created at RSK MiG for the training of airmen at the beginning, primary and higher stages of preparation with elements of combat use, and also for the support of piloting skills in the line units. The chief designer of the airplane is Vasiliy Shtykalo. The MiG-AT was developed at once as an international project…
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2002-01-17, Serge Pod: Airliner Makes Emergency Landing in Omsk, Nobody Hurt A Tu-204 passenger aircraft belonging to the Russian airline Sibir en route from Frankfurt to Novosibirsk made an emergency landing in Omsk. A source with the Omsk airport has told Interfax that Novosibirk's Tolmachyovo airport denied the landing of flight 852 arriving from Germany and redirected the plane to Omsk. Approaching a landing strip at the Omsk airport, the pilots realized that the plane might miss the strip due to a heavy crosswind. However, as the airliner was running out of fuel, the crew did not risk making another approach and landed the plane, which then ran some 400 meters off the strip. /Interfax/ AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и космонавтика"
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2002-01-17, Serge Pod: Air Force Chief Will Step Down General Anatoly Kornukov, the commander of the air force and the man who led the operation to shoot down a Korean Air Lines jet in 1983, said he is resigning from his post in line with a law capping the age of officers at 60. ``I`m leaving — there`s no doubt about that. The decision has been made,`` Kornukov said at a news conference Friday, a day after he turned 60. Kornukov refused to name who is in line to replace him, saying only that he has made his recommendation to his superiors. Kommersant reported Saturday that the candidates include Vladimir Mikhailov, the first deputy commander of the air force, Gennady Vasilyev, commander of the air force's Moscow district, Mikhail Oparin, commander of strategic aviation, Anatoly Nogovitsyn, commander of the 11th army of the air force, and Vitaly Pavlov, commander of the air infantry Kornukov, a 38-year veteran of the air force, was appointed to its helm in January 1998 with a mandate to consolidate the country`s air defense…
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2002-01-16, The FriedrichFiles: Can somebody help me with these questions? Bell AH-1P (S (PROD) Step 1) line drawing Bell AH-1Q: line drawing Blackburn Iris II: line drawing Dassault Mirage III/Atlas Cheetah D: date of first delivery? English Electric P.5 Kingston III: line drawing Hiro H2H1 = Navy Type 89: date of entry into service Hiro H4H: see http: // picpage7.tripod.com/h4h.html Kellet KD-1/XO-60 / YO-60: line drawings Mil Mi-17KF: entry into service, armament Mil Mi-17MD: entry into service, armament Mil Mi-17TB Hip-H: entry into service, armament Mil Mi-26TM Halo: entry into service Mitsubishi 3MT2 = B1M2 = Navy Type 13 carrier aircraft: date of entry into service Mitsubishi 2MR4, 2MRT1, 2MRT2, 2MRT2A, 2MRT3, 2MRT3A = C1M = Navy Type 10 reconnaissance aircraft: entry into service of each version Naval Aircraft Factory PT: line drawing Polikarpov U-2L: entry into service Sikorsky CH-60S: line drawing Sikorsky EH-60C Quick Fix: date of entry into service Sikorsky EH-60L: where to find a line drawing Sikorsky HH-60G: where to find a…
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2002-01-16, a_valery: Voldem >I am looking for people who repair electronic equipment for L-410 for discussion of some topics with them. dmitriya2000 mail.ru Why not to visit Aircraft Industries - L 410 UVP-E20 - Úvod L 410 - Oficiální stránky výrobce letadel L 410…
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2002-01-13, Serge Pod: Tu-214 Airplane Continues to Be Improved with First Deliveries As the Chief Designer of OAO Tupolev, Yuriy Vorobyev, has reported, the Tu-214 medium range passenger airplane produced by the Kazan Aviation Production Association /KAPO/ is being improved at…
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2002-01-13, Serge Pod: Russian and Indian Companies to Produce New Airplane Together The largest Indian state aviation enterprise, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. /HAL/ and two Russian companies - the Irkutsk Aviation Complex and the Ilyushin Design Complex - have reached agreements on the joint production in India of a multirole transport airplane. As the HAL chairman, Nalini Ranjan Mohanti, reported to RIA Novosti, the commercial production of the airplane will begin in 6 years. It is calculated for 100 seats in the passenger variant and in the transport can carry from 20 to 50 tonnes of freight. The cost of the airplane will be 20 percent cheaper than the market prices for similar aircraft, Mohanti noted. According to him, the cost of the project will be determined finally in the near future, and its detailed account will be ready by 20 January 2002. According to the agreement on hand, the Russian companies will transfer to HAL the conceptual draft of the production of the airplane and the metallurgic know-how. For its part, HAL…
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2002-01-13, Serge Pod: Heavy-Lift Airplane of An-124 Series to Be Upgraded by Russian and Ukrainian Specialists A heavy-lift airplane of the An-124 series will be upgraded by Russian and Ukrainian specialists, the reported at the Russian Federation Ministry of Transport State Civil Aviation Authority /SCAA/ on Thursday to an RIA Novosti correspondent. They explained at the Ministry that a joint long-range program /including measures to 2020/ will be developed for this purpose in the first half of this year. This, according to a Ministry representative, will allow the An-124 as before to occupy a dominant position in the rendering of aviation services in the international market of hauling out-size and non-standard cargoes. As is proposed, the program will include increasing the the flying and technical characteristics of the An-124 airliner and its upgrade the An-124-100 ``Ruslan`` produced by the Ukrainian Antonov ANTK aviation enterprise /city of Kiev/. Moreover, the upgrade of the avionics is envisioned. Included is the…
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2002-01-13, Serge Pod: KAPO to Upgrade Tu-160 An upgrade version of the Tu-160 strategic bombers and missile carriers, which it is planned to begin in 2002 at the Kazan` Aviation Production Association /KAPO/, will depend on the volumes and quality of the financing of this work. A highly-placed representative of the Tupolev firm announced this to Interfax-AVN on Thursday /10.01.02/. According to him, the firm has developed several variants of upgrade for the Tu-160. ``The engineering side of the upgrade on any of the variants is assured in full by the Russian developers of the equipment and the enterprises which manufacture this equipment,`` the source noted. He also reported that the chief customer has approved and supported the proposals of the Tupolev firm for the upgrade of airplanes of this type. According to Interfax-AVN, the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with KAPO for the overhaul and upgrade of all 15 Tu-160 from the make-up of the 22nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Division. According to the plans…
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2002-01-10, Serge Pod: Russia Begins Production of New Anti-Submarine Helicopter The Russian military airline producer Kamov has begun construction of a new anti-submarine combat helicopter, a company spokesman said Thursday. Construction had started on the first of the aircraft, which will be powered by two 1,550 horse power motors, Kamov`s assistant chief engineer Venyamin Kassyanikov told the Interfax-AVN news agency. He also pointed out that all the equipment and systems of the helicopter would be produced in Russia, adding that the price of each craft would be between 2.5 and 3 million dollars /2.8 to 3.36 million euros/. According to the company, the Russian defence ministry requires around 350 Ka-60 helicopters which are scheduled to replace the Mi-4 which is currently in service. /AFP/ AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и космонавтика"
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2002-01-10, Serge Pod: Thursday January 10 10:23 AM ET Chopper Crashes During Colo. Rescue DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A sightseeing plane crashed in a remote mountain creek valley, and rescuers reached the two passengers Thursday after a search helicopter crash-landed. No one was killed. After the plane crash Wednesday, the pilot hiked six hours to find a place where his cell phone would work so he could call for help. The plane's passengers - one wearing shorts - were found early Thursday with broken bones. None of the eight aboard the helicopter from Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque was injured. The four-seat, single-engine Cessna 172 took off from Farmington, N.M., and crashed about 60 miles to the north in a grove of trees, said Mike Spray of the Civil Air Patrol. The pilot was picked up by helicopter about six hours later and briefly helped with the search. A dozen rescuers were ferried by ski lift to the top of Durango Mountain Ski resort and then boarded Sno-Cats and snowmobiles to head for the crash site 25 miles north of…
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2002-01-10, Serge Pod: Thursday January 10 7:45 AM ET Two Turkish Warplanes Crash, Pilots Safe ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Turkish military F4 jets crashed in southeastern Turkey on Thursday but the pilots escaped uninjured, an official said. State-run Anatolian news agency had initially reported the jets were F16s but it later said they were F4s and that was confirmed by a local government official in the city of Malatya. ``Four pilots were rescued safely,'' the official told Reuters. ``The planes were flying over Malatya. Helicopters have arrived at the scene to deal with the wreckage.'' The official said the planes were on a training flight but there was no information on why they went down. Nobody was immediately available at Turkey's General Staff to give further details. Last year Turkey lost several military planes in accidents including one in May, when a transport plane crashed killing all 34 people on board. http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/ 20020110/wl/turkey_crash_dc_1.ht ml
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2002-01-10, Serge Pod: F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in New Jersey ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet crashed near a training range in southern New Jersey on Thursday and the pilot ejected safely, suffering minor injuries, military officials said. Spokesmen for the 177th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard in Atlantic City, New Jersey, said the F-16 C model crashed just after 10 a.m. EST, but it was not known what impact the aircraft made on the ground. ``He has been found, he's been recovered OK. He is on his way to the hospital to be checked out, minor injuries from ejection,'' said Col. John Dwyer of the 177th Fighter Wing. Another spokesman, Ray Martyniuk, said the plane crashed in the sparsely populated area known as the Pine Barrens, near the Warren Grove weapons grade training range. A section of the Garden State Parkway, one of New Jersey's major motorways, was temporarily closed. Martyniuk said the Atlantic City-based unit, but not this particular aircraft, had been involved in…
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2002-01-10, Serge Pod: THURSDAY JANUARY 10 2002 Russia signs contract to build two destroyers for Chinese Navy FROM MICHAEL BINYON IN MOSCOW RUSSIA yesterday announced that it had signed an arms contract to build two new destroyers for the Chinese Navy at a cost of $1.4billion. The ships will be delivered to the Chinese by 2006 and will be equipped with up-to-date missiles, bombs, torpedo, radar and anti-submarine systems as well as new anti-ship supersonic missiles. The vessels, able to reach 34 knots, will add formidable power to the Chinese Navy. The contract follows a $650million weapons sale to India and underlines the crucial importance to the Russian economy of its arms sales, one of its main sources of revenue after oil exports. India is one of Russia’s primary arms markets and the present tension with Pakistan is deeply worrying to Moscow. India is putting pressure on Moscow to supply vast quantities of emergency spares, but the Russian factories are unable to meet demand. Should war break out and Moscow be unable to…
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