|Kerry Reals. China and Russia press ahead with new breed of narrowbodies |
China and Russia have their sights firmly set on shaking up the narrowbody market when they launch their respective new single-aisle airliners into service in 2016, a timeline that suppliers to the programmes are confident can be adhered to.
«Awiation Week & Space Technology» V 175, #5, February 2011.
|V. KARNOZOV. MS-21 design reaches critical phase|
Decision time nears for basic configuration of Russia's next-generation narrowbody ahead of call for tenders on systems
«Flight International» 9-15 Sept.2008.
|V. KARNOZOV. MS-21: "DRY" WEIGHT|
Irkut design house President Oleg Demchenko announced the short/medium-range airliner project a priority
«Air Fleet» № 70 3,2008.
| Archery Practice|
Moscow targets weapons evaluation and expanded training role for Yak-130
«Aviation week & spase tehnology» May 5,2008.
| MS-21 short- and medium-haul aircraft|
The MS-21 aircraft is to replace in Russia all models ol'Tu-154B and Tu-154M aircraft as well as Yak-42
«Defense Technologies» Vol.3, №4, p.15 2005.
|V. KARNOZOV. Tupolev joins team creating Russia's next generation jet|
Design bureau links Ilyshin and Yakovlev to develop new airliner family
«Flight International» Vol.168, №5000, p.16 2005.
| YAK-130 COMBAT TRAINER OF NEW CENTURY.|
A second production-configuration aircraft has entered the flight trials of prospective combat trainer Yakovlev Yak-130 in April this year. Work is underway under the contract with the Russian Air Force (RusAF) that selected the Yak-130 for service with its flight schools, in May, the new aircraft was submitted for the official trials slated to wrap up next year, after which the aircraft wilt be fielded. Under the concept of the Yakovlev design bureau, the Yak-130 designed for advanced flight training of military pilots, as well as for training them in combat tactics, is an element of the training complex comprising the Yak-152 (Yak-52M) primary trainer, a ground simulator and a computerised classroom.
Having landed the contract with RusAF, Yakovlev is concurrently promoting the Yak-130 on the global market in cooperation with the Irkut company, with the Rosoboronexport state-owned company as an intermediary. India, Malaysia and, possibly Algeria, as well as some other countries are believed to be potential buyers of the advanced combat trainer. The Yak-130 is promoted on the market along with the Irkut-manufactured Su-3OMK multirole fighters. Thus, the customer is offered a set of a world-best fighter and a full set of training hardware for pilots to fly it. Of the hardware, the key thing is the Yak-130 combat trainer that can be used as a light combat aircraft, if need be.
«TAKE-OFF» Magazine,June 2005.
|PIOTR BUTOWSKI. HOW THE YAK WON THE BATTLE OF THE RUSIAN TRAINER.|
The Russian armed forces have placed few major contracts for new aircraft in recent times, so when such an event occurs it is of particular significance. This was certainly the case when the Yakovlev Yak-130 was selected as the Russian AF's next basic combat jet training aircraft, in which role it is scheduled to serve for several decades. In so doing, it beat off the challenge of the rival MiG-AT.
«Combat Aircraft» vol.6, №6' 2005.
|N. NOVICHKOV. HIGH TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE YAKOVLEVFOR CHINA'S AIRCRAFT MARKET.|
Among Russia's aircraft design bureaus cooperating with China the Yakovlev Design Bureau stands out from others.
«Aerospace complex» Magazine,vol.3, №4'2004.
|V. DRUSHLYAKOV. THE ADVANCED AIRCRAFT OF THE RUSSIAN AIR FORCE.|
The important event in the life of the Russian Air Force took place on May 30, 2003 at the aerodrome of "Sokol" Aircraft Manufacturing Plant (Nizhny Novgorod), that is the demonstration of the first production sample of Yak-130 combat-trainer (CT), which will begin to execute the programs of flight tests in November, 2003. For the first time within the last decade, to be exact - after 1991, the Russian Air Force has received the advanced serially manufactured aircraft.
«Avionics World» Magazine, №5'2003.