March 28, 1932

Irkutsk Aviation Plant (IAP) was established under order No. 181 by the Main Directorate of the USSR People’s Commissariat for Heavy Industry.

January 15, 1934

A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau was formed.

August 18, 1934

Signing of the act of completion of the Irkutsk plant construction.

February 16, 1935

Maiden flight of I-14 fighter manufactured at the IAP.

Spring, 1936

IAP begins series production of SB bombers.

January 13, 1940

The first flight of I-26 fighter prototype designed by Aleksandr Yakovlev. It was later renamed as Yak-1 fighter – ancestor of the World War II Soviet fighters family, which included Yak-7, Yak-9, and Yak-3.

July, 1941

IAP begins Pe-2 dive bombers delivery.


Serial production of IL-4 and Er-2 long-range bombers begins at IAP.

April 24, 1946

The first flight of Yak-15 — one of the first jet aircraft developed under the supervision of Akeksandr Yakovlev.


A Tu-2 tactical bomber enters production at IAP.


Serial production of Tu-14 and IL-28 jet bombers begins at the plant in Irkutsk.

June 19, 1952

The first flight of Yak-25 prototype – ancestor of the family of fighter interceptors, reconnaissance aircraft and bombers designed by Akeksandr Yakovlev.


Reconstruction of IAP. Start of An-12 military transport aircraft production.


Creation of Yak-28 combat supersonic aircraft designed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau.


Serial production of Yak-28 supersonic bombers and reconnaissance aircraft at IAP.

July 27, 1964

First flight of Yak-36 vertical take-off combat aircraft developed by Yakovlev Design Bureau. The Yak-36 design was then used as a prototype to design Yak-38 VTOL strike fighter aircraft.

October 21, 1966

Maiden flight of the Yakovlev-developed Yak-40 passenger jet.


Serial production of An-24T transport aircraft at IAP.


Serial production of MiG-23UB and MiG 27 fighter bombers at IAP.

December 22, 1980

Yak-42 short-range passenger aircraft begins flight operations.


Organization of MiG-27 licensed production by IAP specialists in India.

September 10, 1986

Maiden flight of Su-27UB fighter.

March 9, 1987

Maiden flight of the Yakovlev Yak-141 supersonic vertical takeoff/landing fighter aircraft.

April 14, 1992

The first flight of the Su-30 fighter that was produced by IAP.

April 25, 1996

The first flight of the Yak-130D technology demonstrator which was used as a base for creating the new-generation combat trainer aircraft, Yak-130.

December 30, 1996

Contract signed for the delivery of Su-30MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force.

September 24, 1998

The first flight of the Bе-200 amphibious aircraft manufactured at the IAP.

November 26, 2000

The first flight of the pre-production multi-purpose Su-30МКI fighter.

December 28, 2000

Signing contract for the license production of the Su-30МКI multi-purpose fighter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in India.

March 16, 2002

The Yak-130 won a trainer aircraft competition organized by the Russian Federation’s Air Force.


The first delivery of the multi-purpose fighters Su-30МКI to the Indian Air Force.

December 27, 2002

Aviation plant in Irkutsk was renamed to Irkut Corporation.

March, 2004

Irkut Corporation became the first Russian defence firm to carry out an initial public offering (IPO). It traded 23.3% of the corporation’s shares in the stock market.


Irkut Corporation integrates Yakovlev Design Bureau into its corporate structure.

December 20, 2004

Contract signed for the production of components for the Airbus А320 family aircraft in Irkutsk.

July 2007

Irkut Corporation was selected as a head contractor for MC-21 short/mid range airliner program.

August 21, 2009

Yak-130 new-generation combat trainer aircraft makes maiden flight.


A.S. Yakovlev Engineering Centre was formed under the Yakovlev Design Bureau.


Formation of Irkut Corporation sub-units/branches in Voronezh and Ulyanovsk.


Start of export supplies of the Yak-130 aircraft.

December 7, 2011

Signing of contract between the Russia’s Defence Ministry and Irkut Corporation for the supply of a large batch of combat training aircraft Yak-130.

March and December, 2012

Signing of contract between the Russia’s Defence Ministry and Irkut Corporation for the supply of large batches of the Su-30SM fighters.

October, 2012

First delivery of the Yak-130 aircraft to the Russian Air Force.

November 22, 2012

First delivery of the Su-30SM fighters to the Russian Air Force.

August 2013

Delivery of the 500th Landing Gear set for Airbus A320 airliner.


Irkut MС-21 aircraft program enters production.


First deliveries of Su-30SM fighters to the Russian Navy.

April 2015

Irkut Corporation began deliveries of Su-30SM fighters to the Republic of Kazakhstan and Yak-130 aircraft to the Republic of Belarus.

September 2015

Beginning of Yak-130 aircraft deliveries the to the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Bangladesh

June 2016

MC-21-300 rolled out

May 2017

MC-21-300 first flight

August 2019

Debut presentation of three MC-21 flight test airliners at MAKS air show.

November 2019

Irkut Corporation began deliveries of Su-30SM fighters to the Republic of Belarus.

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