A.S. Yakovlev Engineering Center

The Yakovlev Engineering Center is a design-and-engineering unit of Irkut Corporation. Its services include research, design, documentation, launch of manufacturing, ground and flight tests and after-sales support of aircraft.

The Engineering Center was formed as a subunit of Irkut Corporation in 2009 on the basis of design staff of the A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau. The Center maintains and further enhances the experience and traditions of the design bureau, whose history dates back to 1927.

The A. S. Yakovlev Design Bureau has created nearly 200 types of aircraft and upgrades with more than 100 of them entering series production. Included in this list are aircraft such as the Yak-141, the world’s first supersonic vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft, Yak-40 and Yak-42 regional jet liners, and Yak-18 and Yak-52 single-engine airplanes for mass production.

Among the recent successes of the A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau is the Yak-130 new-generation combat trainer aircraft, which is in series production at IAP and is in growing demand. Upgrading works on the Yak-130 are still under way.

Currently, the Yakovlev Engineering Center is focused on the development of the МС-21 family of short/mid-range airliners, with the program implemented by Irkut Corporation as the main Contractor. The Engineering Center coordinates the work of the scientific-industrial organizations participating in the MC-21 program such as:
   — Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) and leading scientific institutes of Russia;
   — competence centers created within the United Aircraft Corporation;
   — national and foreign engineering companies creating innovations for МС-21.
Development of the МС-21 aircraft systems is carried out in the cities of Ulyanovsk and Voronezh.

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