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Today at 11 am local time, the first SSJ-100 flew from Venice to Mexico!
The commander of the crew of this flight will Augustin Frediani — test pilot and head of the Centre for SuperJet International. As the co-pilots — are representative of the Mexican company — Diego Hernandez Esquivel and Juan Carlos Balkazar Flights from Venice to Toluca, in Mexico, the last a total of about 15 hours and will consist of six segments, with stops at airports Reykjavik (Iceland), Goose Bay (Canada) — Bangor (Maine, USA) — Washington (U.S. ) — San
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U.S. Department of Defense issued a permit for the use of rockets equipped with laser guidance system APKWS II, with aircraft. As reported by Jane’s, the permit was issued October 15, 2013 on the basis of tests carried out by the control PMA-242 fighter planes based on the A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 fighter Fighting Falcon. APKWS system developed by British company BAE Systems. Initially, it was designed to implement helicopter types UH-1 Huey, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior and AH-64 Apache. The system is a laser target mounted on a helicopter, also block rudders, engines built between ordinary
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Report on the Superjet from the author's popular aviation publications from New York.
Author Jason Rabinowitz, @ AirlineFlyer (New York)
Between producers of regional aircraft is a hot battle, as some major airlines are preparing to upgrade aircraft of smaller dimension, while others are willing to buy a brand new fleet of aircraft. Bombardier is prepared in the near future to raise new planes in the air Ce-series, Mitsubishi completes assembly of its first regional aircraft and Embraer announced the creation of a new generation of its E-Jets.
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Recently in the media was the message that the first of 20 ordered by the Mexican airline Interjet Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in the next few days will be delivered to the customer. The plane will fly from Venice to the Mexican Toluca with 5 intermediate stops at airports Reykjavik (Iceland), Goose Bay (Canada), Bangor (Maine, USA), Washington (USA) and San Antonio (Texas, USA). In fact, the ceremony of transfer of the aircraft airline Interjet took place at Le Bourget Air Show in 2013, but the plane was delayed in Europe for another month.
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Miguel Aleman, Miguel Aleman Foundation:
"If you buy a ticket, then just fly away"
The owner of a private foundation Miguel Aleman Foundation Mexican Miguel Aleman — the first foreign aviapredprinimatel who believed in the Russian aviation industry. In early 2011, he owned airline Interjet ordered 20 Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ). Russian plane won a tender from the Brazilian Embraer. The airline already operates two of the liner. On why the choice was made in favor of the SSJ, he said Sergey STARIKOVA.
— For Mexico, Russia is not the closest country
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Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Vladimir Komoedov:
"All-weather fighter-interceptor-range MiG-31 with well-to modernization in their tactical and technical parameters for at least another 10-15 years will exceed the current domestic and foreign counterparts"
Russian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondar:
"In the following program, the money can be invested and a new ultra-modern aircraft that will perform tasks better than the MiG-31"
Commander of the Air Force against the resumption of production of the MiG-31
Inozobnovlenie production interceptors would cost
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Russian travel agency Grand Travel Group suspended the sale of tours to Turkey and the United States as a sign of protest against the landing of the plane flight from Moscow to Damascus to Ankara on October 11. The company shut off on its website search and booking tours in the direction of Turkey and the United States.
As previously learned Russian embassy in Ankara has demanded from the Turkish authorities to provide access to Russian citizens. At the airport were sent consular officials and a doctor. However, according to representatives of the firms, the Turkish authorities without explanation
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The prototype model of a new multi-purpose fighter Su-35s, built in Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association of the company "Sukhoi" under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia arrived in the State Flight Test Center at the Ministry of Defense Akhtubinsk.
The flight from Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Ahtubinsk completed test pilot Colonel Alexei Pestrikov glycerol. In Akhtubinsk first copy of the Su-35s will soon begin to fly on the program state joint tests.
The contract for the development and delivery of 48 Russian Air Force Su-35s in 2015 was signed between the company "Sukhoi" and
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Pilots of heavy aircraft carrier-based aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" began combat training missions, told Itar-Tass spokesman for the Northern Fleet / SF / Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga.
"Elements of the take-off and landing aircraft carrier located at the head of the ship aircraft carrier group / CAG / in the North-East Atlantic, practiced the most experienced pilots of the deck," — he said.
"The first from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the long voyage took off in the heavy fighter Su-33 squadron commander, Colonel Nikolai Deriglazov. A first landing on the
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As promised earlier here under by that post, publish detailed guidance on the Su-30cm, written for the weekly "Military-Industrial Courier"
Corporation "Irkut" and Sukhoi began flight tests multifunctional fighter Su-30cm, designed to supply the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
September 21, 2012 at the airport of Irkutsk aviation plant — branch of JSC "Corporation" Irkut "- took the first flight of the aircraft of this type. Four days later, the tests joined by a second Su-30cm. In both cases, the first flight was quite long — about two hours and passed without
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