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United Aircraft Corporation at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012

For the first time, business visitors, journalists and the public will see both the static and flight display of the famous fighter-trainer Yak-130. The Yak-130 has been in service with the Russian Air Force since 2010 and provides top-class pilot training to handle Russian and foreign-made combat aircraft of the '4+' and '5' generations. Its design and high reliability airframe, together with low life cycle cost and high performance are just some of the reasons that ensure this aircraft is effective in combat missions and enables a high-quality of training for air staff. In December 2010 the Russian Ministry of Defense ordered 55 Yak-130 to be delivered till 2015 with the plan to acquire a further 15.

The MC-21 programme will be presented in the specially allocated demonstration area. The MC-21 programme will see the creation of a short and medium haul narrow body aircraft family with a wide operational capacity. Intended for both Russian and international aircraft markets, MC-21 aircraft will allow a reduction of 15% in operating costs when compared with current competitors. At the Airshow a full-scale mock-up of the flight-deck and the passenger cabin will be mounted and displayed. For the first time, customers and guests of the MC-21 pavilion will be shown the mock-ups of the aircraft engines PD-14 and PurePower® PW1400G as well as the prototypes of the landing gear, composite wing box and optional passenger seats.

Also for the first time, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 will be presented at static display as one of the Aeroflot aircraft makes an appearance. With a Russian aviation company as the international project coordinator, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 involves more than 30 leading western companies. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is unique from the point of view of comfort for the passengers and the crew's working conditions and has 8-10% efficiency advantage of operational cost compared to competitors. Following the recently signed firm order from Transaero there are currently 174 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft waiting to be built.

MC-21, SSJ100 and Yak-130 will be also presented in Hall A, booth E8, where the United Aircraft Corporation will present the models of the wide range of products in various segments of its business including the Be-200.

The Be-200 is the unique multipurpose amphibious aircraft, which has a fully leak-proof fuselage that allows it to accomplish tasks that no other aircraft can. The Be-200 can operate from either class "B" airfields or an area of open water. The aircraft is capable of taking off and landing on water with waves of up to 1.2m. Dedicated anticorrosive measures also allow the Be-200 to operate in the open sea.

The military products range will be represented by the models of Sukhoi Su-35 with the mock-up of the 'Irbis' phased antennae array radar, the Sukhoi Su-32 (the export version of Su-34) and the MiG-35. The Russian Ministry of Defense has ordered more than 300 aircraft within the programme of delivery of both the new and the modernization of the older aircraft.

The UAC will additionally give separate updates on the 5th generation fighter programme, Multirole Transport Aircraft programme and the Il-76MD-90A heavy freighter, an upgraded version of a well-proven Il-76 aircraft.

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Contact details from our directory:
United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
Irkut Regional Aircraft (was Sukhoi Civil Aircraft) Airframer
Yakovlev Design Bureau, JSC Airframer
Irkutsk Aviation Plant Airframer
Related aircraft programs:
Yakovlev Yak-130
Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ)
Irkut MC-21-300