U.S. fighter cost $ 1 trillion refuses to fly

An ambitious project to create the newest U.S. fighter-bomber of the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II ("Lightning II") is on the verge of failure. Developed by the American company Lockheed Martin fighter plane afraid of frost and storm, the U.S. military acknowledged. The deficiencies need another five or six years.

The Ministry of Defense of the United States have puzzled over whether to continue funding a dubious project, which is already "eaten" about $ 1 trillion A U.S. partners in the European Union are speculating whether they need prohibitively expensive fighter with so many technical flaws. 

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Center display aircraft named after I. Kozheduba 75 years old

March 22 Aircraft Demonstration Center, located in Kubinka, 75 years old. The Center includes the famous aerobatic team "Russian Knights" on the Su-27 and the "Swifts" — the MiG-29.  In the second half of April 2013, the Centre planned for the commemoration of the anniversary.

History of the Centre started in 1938, when at the airport Gorelovo (Leningrad region). Based on the 70 th and 58 th Fighter and 33th separate reconnaissance squadron was formed 19th Fighter Aviation Regiment. In 1939, the pilots of the regiment began to military trials-16 fighters with M-63

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U.S. fighter cost $ 1 trillion refuses to fly

An ambitious project to create the newest U.S. fighter-bomber of the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II ("Lightning II") is on the verge of failure. Developed by the American company Lockheed Martin fighter plane afraid of frost and storm, the U.S. military acknowledged. The deficiencies need another five or six years.

The Ministry of Defense of the United States have puzzled over whether to continue funding a dubious project, which is already "eaten" about $ 1 trillion A U.S. partners in the European Union are speculating whether they need prohibitively expensive fighter with so many technical flaws. 

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Voronezh aircraft factory passed the sixth aircraft An-148 STC Russia

Today at 16.06 at the airport "Pulkovo" (St. Petersburg) has landed a new regional aircraft An-148-100B tail number RA-61706, adopted in operation FSUE "STC" Russia ".

The aircraft released JSC "Voronezh Aircraft Manufacturing Company" (JSC "VASO") and delivered to the customer 29 November 2010 Previously, "VASO" put STC "Russia" 5 An-148-100B

General Director of JSC "VASO" Vitaly Zubarev said: "For us it is important that our first customer for the An-148 made state-owned company. Employees of STC "Russia", working closely with the specialists of JSC "VASO", successfully mastered the operation of the new aircraft. We hope

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The first flight of the first production of AN-158 for Cubana de Aviacion

March 20, 2013 at the airport Kiev Svyatoshino first flew the first production aircraft An-158 c / n 201-01.

The aircraft to be delivered to Cuba under a contract to supply three sides this year, and three — in 2014.

Short-haul passenger aircraft An-158 (the further development of the model AN-148) is able to fly at a cruising speed of 850 km / h over a distance of 2500 km. As published in the press reports, the price is about $ 30 million, depending on the configuration.

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In Perm, began testing the gas generator demonstrator PD-14

November 6, 2010 in JSC "Aircraft Engine" has successfully made the first start-up and testing of the gas generator started demonstrator PD-14 for the prospective family of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines.

The launch was preceded by careful preparation and checking of all systems of the test stand, a unique complex instrumentation.

Running a gas generator demonstrator held as scheduled and is one of the key events in the process of creating a future Russian engine. In the early hours of the tests successfully measured more than 800 parameters gasifier. Currently the data is being processed. Testing

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The life Superdzheta

Sukhoi Superjet 100. No aircraft in the world had grown in his childhood so many legends, fantasies, terrible secrets, myths and prophecies like this.

Our country has a hell of a lot of people versed in aviation. Had what event in the world of aircraft and then hundreds of expert opinions, estimates of experts, the analysis professionals. Anyone who has seen the picture flying machine heavier than air, imagines himself if not aviakonsultantom so aviakritikom. Here are just busy with the majority of them in areas far removed from the aircraft.

5 years ago,

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Russian Knights went to Malaysia

Aerobatic team "Russian Knights" (Kubinka, Moscow region) National Center for training of aviation personnel and military trials will take part in the 12th international exhibition of aerospace and naval engineering "Lima 2013" (the island of Langkawi, Malaysia). Five Su-27 aircraft, led by leader of IL-76 flight from Kubinka — Novosibirsk — Irkutsk — Taiyuan (China) — Hanoi (Vietnam) — Langkawi (Malaysia). Demonstration flights of Russian Knights "will be held from 26 to 30 March. Total planned 5 aircraft displays. In the sky above Langkawi pilots aerobatic team under the leadership of the Guards colonel Andrei Alexeev demonstrate individual,

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The Antonov 10 aircraft will buy airline Syrian Arab Airlines

yrian Arab Airlines to buy 10 civilian aircraft "Antonov".

The Cabinet approved the Syrian contract in which the national carrier Syrian Arab Airlines will acquire 10 civilian aircraft at the Ukrainian aircraft company "Antonov," the agency SANA.

Information about the type of aircraft and the cost of the contract has not been disclosed.

Currently, Syrian Arab Airlines flies from being in a state of civil war in Syria only Arab countries, Armenia, Iraq and Russia. Because of allegations of state terrorism in the United States in 2004 imposed sanctions on Syria, which,

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Il-76MD-90A began to factory test

The perspective of the military transport aircraft Il-476 (Il-76MD-90A) 18 March 2013 embarked on a program of flight tests of the factory first flight of the program was held in Zhukovsky near Moscow. During the test on March 18 freighter was in the air for an hour and 55 minutes and performed a flight at an altitude of two to ten thousand feet.

During the first flight under the production test was performed testing the strength characteristics of the Il-476, automatic control systems, navigation systems and complex "glass" cockpit. According to the commander transporter distinguished test pilot

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