Going east or west?

As Russia's aerospace industry continues to grapple with the generational challenge of casting off the deadweight of its Soviet legacy while building on the strong roots of its engineering strengths and solid sales history in developing markets, companies are finding that Western customers remain difficult to convince while collaboration is giving way to competition in China. And, this year, the international politics of Ukrainian unrest is adding a heavy dose of uncertainty. United front : the threat of heightened sanctions could put the brakes on what has been a successful reorganisation of Russia's aviation industry / Murdo Morrison -- Irkut above the rest : the airframer is confident its unusual mix of jet trainer sales and next-generation airliner development will pay dividends / Dominic Perry -- Trials and tribulations : Frigate Ecojet is positive that its elliptical-fuselage twinjet will find a niche in international markets--but there's a lot of work still to do / Dominic Perry -- Up to the challenge : Russian Helicopters' ambitious plans encompass both domestic expansion and securing a greater share of the global market / Dominic Perry -- A legacy of innovation : Russia's most iconic fighter manufacturer is working hard to leverage its experience on the next generation of combat aircraft / Dominic Perry -- Doing more with lessor : with 100 aircraft to place, a new ownership structure and a potential rebranding, Ilyushin Finance has a busy time ahead / Dominic Perry -- Pain in Ukraine : after a period of severe upheaval, Antonov is chasing co-operation with the West--while also eyeing China's lucrative export market.


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Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 24-38
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 186
    • Issue Number: 5452
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2014 10:08AM