The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) presents Russian aircraft at LAAD 2017 Defence & Security exhibition to be held from 4 to 7 April in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). MiG-29 and Su-30 combat aircraft, Yak-130 and Yak-152 trainer aircraft, Be-200 and Be-300 amphibious aircraft, as well as MC-21 short to medium-range aircraft will be presented at the UAC stand (pavilion 3, stand 66).
LAAD 2017 is the largest and most important defence and security event in Latin America. The market of this large and fast-emerging region is of great business interest for UAC. The exhibition organizers report that LAAD-2017 will host about 250 companies from 35 countries and more than 37 thousand experts from 74 countries are going to visit the exhibition.
On October 17 2017, the first test MC-21-300 aircraft flew from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the airfield of Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov (Ramenskoye, Moscow Region), to continue flight tests.
On September 1 meetings of Boards of Directors of UAC, Irkut Corporation and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft were held. A number of decisions of these governing bodies give a start to transformation of UAC, Irkut Corporation and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft into a new Corporate center of a single united company with functions of a Civil Aviation Division on the basis of Irkut Corporation. This is an important step within the corporate transformation program to form a single company in accordance with previous decisions of the UAC’s Board of Directors from December 2016.