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American and Russian Engines Chosen for the MS-21 Liner

NPK Irkut, which is developing the MS-21 civilian aircraft, has finalized its choice of the engine suppliers. The Kommersant newspaper has learned that within a month the corporation will sign firm contracts for engine supplies in batch quantities with America’s Pratt & Whitney and Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC). The combined value of the order based on the list price of the engines may well top the 1.1bn dollar mark, but the producers are offering Irkut a 100m dollar discount. Read more »

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Kommersant

Not Even Fog And War Can Ground Ka-52 Helicopter

ARSENYEV, Primorye Region — A holiday atmosphere filled the air as people carrying red, white and yellow balloons filled tidy streets in Arsenyev, a small town in the Primorye region, ignoring a thick fog covering the five-story Soviet-era apartment buildings.Yury Denisenko, managing director of Progress, the local helicopter plant, knew that even the fog was unlikely to spoil the day. Read more »

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The Moscow Times

Defense News Top 100 for 2010

This list, which reflects 2010 figures, was published July 25, 2011. Revenue figures are in millions of U.S. dollars. Currency conversions for non-U.S. firms calculated using average market conversion rates over each firm's fiscal year to mitigate the effects of currency fluctuations.Rank Read more »

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Defence News (USA)

Ka-32A11BC Certified In India

The Ka-32A11BC, the Russian civil all-weather coaxial helicopter, has been certified for operations in India.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Republic of India (DGCA) allowed operations on the basis of the certificate issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).EASA issued a standard EASA.IM.R.133 certificate for the Ka-32A11BC in 2009. The certificate allows any company to commercially operate the helicopter. In 2008 the Ka-32A11BC was certified in China, Indonesia, and South Korea. In 2005 it received Mexican certification. Read more »

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Shephard

Indo- Russia JV Opens MRO For Choppers

IN A bid to consolidate their position in the Indian aviation market, a Russian aviation firm has opened a service centre near the national capital which will offer services for all type of civil Russian- made choppers.The Indo- Russian maintenance and repair venture, Integrated Helicopter Services Private Ltd ( IHSPL), established by Russian Helicopters with the help of Indian company Vectra Group has come- up with the facility in Greater Noida. Read more »

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Mail Today in New Delhi

Russian Defence Firm Sees India As Long-term Strategic Partner

Russian defence firm Oboronprom has identified India as its strategic partner and is ready to forge a long-term partnership with the country, according to a top company official.«Russian Helicopters Holding combining all the helicopter plants under the Oboronprom roof is to display its latest models at the Aero India 2011 show in Bangalore beginning on February 9, " Andrei Reus, CEO of Oboronprom Corporation, which specialises in the manufacture of helicopters and aircraft engines, told PTI. Read more »

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Press Trust of India

OBORONPROM TO BUY SHARES IN SATURN AT MARKET PRICES

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said state-owned defense firm Oboronprom would buy shares in Saturn at market prices in a move that would effectively cede control over the jet-engine maker to the state, Interfax reported. "In addition, the company's debt will be refinanced with a loan from VTB for 10 billion rubles," Putin said Tuesday, adding that other resources might be mustered to help the troubled company. Read more »

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The Moscow Times

RUSSIA PUSHES PUSHERS

By Vladimir Karnozov  Pusher propellers will be the level-flight propulsion configuration of choice for Russian helicopter manufacturers Mil and Kamov for a new breed of high-speed rotorcraft to fly in the 2015 timeframe. This year, both the legacy Russian helicopter specialists revealed high-speed helicopter concepts, competing for the Rb15 billion ($635 million) government allocation for development of new rotorcraft technologies. Read more »

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Flight International

DEAL SIGNED FOR ITALIAN HELICOPTERS

Europe's third-largest helicopter maker, AgustaWestland, signed a deal with state-run Oboronprom on Friday for the Russian helicopter giant to distribute up to 450 million euros ($700 million) worth of Italian-made equipment over the next four years. Read more »

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The Moscow Times

HELICOPTERS SHOWCASED FOR MILITARY, THE RICH

Max Delany After a week of attending a presidential inauguration, a Victory Day parade and a Cabinet reshuffle, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov enjoyed a change of pace Thursday, clambering into several state-of-the-art flying machines at a helicopter expo. "The very fact that we are holding this event shows that the government is paying a lot of attention to the helicopter sector," Ivanov said at the opening of the three-day HeliRussia exhibition in northwest Moscow. Read more »

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The Moscow Times

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