Irkut Corporation

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Irkut Corporation
Industry Aviation
Founded 1932
Products Aircraft
Website irkut.com/en

Irkut Corporation (MCXIRKT) ) (Иркут) is a Russian aircraft manufacturer,[1] member of the United Aircraft Corporation. It is best known as being the manufacturer of the Sukhoi Su-30 family of interceptor/ground-attack aircraft. The company was founded in 1932 in the Transbaykal region in the Russian Federation. Irkut has its head office in Aeroport District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow.[2]

Overview[edit]

Irkut produces Su-27 and Su-30 fighters and amphibious planes in the "Be" family. The company includes the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, Beriev Aircraft Company, Yakovlev Design Bureau, BETA AIR.[3] The company plans to begin flight testing its Yak-130 trainer aircraft in 2009. It is also working on the design and series production of the MS-21 passenger jet.[4] The company employs over 14,000 people.[5]

Restructuring[edit]

In 2006, the Russian government merged Irkut with Ilyushin, Mikoyan, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company called United Aircraft Corporation.[6] Irkut has also entered into a joint venture with Indian military aircraft manufacturer HAL to manufacture the UAC/HAL Il-214, which will be designed by Ilyushin.[7]

Revenue[edit]

In 2008, Irkut earned net income equivalent to US$34.8 million. The company's revenue was the equivalent to US$1.25 billion, 25% more than in 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Pike (18 September 2002). "entry". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Contact Information." Irkut. Retrieved on 30 August 2011. "Corporate Centre address: bldg. 1, 68, Leningradsky prospect, Moscow, 125315, Russia" - Address in Russian: "Корпоративный Центр адрес: Россия, 125315, г. Москва, Ленинградский проспект, дом 68, стр. 1"
  3. ^ "Home page (English)". Irkut.com. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Corrected – Irkut posts IFRS loss of the equivalent of $US34.8 mln in 2008". Interfax. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Irkut Corporation". Irkut. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Russian Aircraft Industry Seeks Revival Through Merger". The New York Times. 22 February 2006. "President Vladimir V. Putin signed a decree on Tuesday creating a huge aviation entity, combining the nation's six major aircraft design and manufacturing companies into a single holding with substantial state control." 
  7. ^ ""HAL in $700 million Joint Venture with Irkut Corp. for Multi-role Transport Aircraft". India-Defence.com, 27 December 2006.

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