Day of the Air Fleet of the Russian Federation

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August 21 is the third Sunday of the last summer month, and on this day in Russia the holiday of Air fleet RF This is a holiday for all those associated with the domestic aviation - pilots of the air fleet, navigators, technical staff of airports and airfields, creators of aircraft of the Russian Federation. In the calendar of the new Russia, this holiday was fixed on the basis of a resolution of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Russian Federation No. 3564-1 of September 28, 1992. The name of the resolution is as follows: “On Establishing the Holiday Day of the Air Fleet of Russia”.

This holiday is closely connected with history military aviation, because in August of the distant 1912, the last Russian emperor Nicholas II signed a decree stating the need to form the first aviation unit in the Russian Empire at the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Imperial Army. Over time, this formation evolved into the Russian Air Force, the initial name of which was the Imperial Military Air Force.



Some historians dispute the existence of the imperial decree regarding the creation of the first aviation unit, motivating its position by the fact that it has not yet been found in the archive materials of the original royal decree. At the same time, there is an 397 order of then-War Minister Vladimir Sukhomlinov from the same date (July 30 (August new 12 style) 1912 of the year), which deals with the transfer of aeronautics and aviation to the special aeronautical unit of the General Staff.

Whether there is a direct involvement of Emperor Nicholas II in the creation of the first Russian aviation unit, or not, is a question that should be left to professional historians to try. Today, the fact that in August 1912 of the year Russia acquired its own air fleet, which has passed through many stages of development in the 104 of its existence, is more important today.

Taking into account the fact that these days Russia remembers the events of 25-year-old - the days of the so-called “putsch”, or rather the attempt to save the Soviet Union, it is worth noting that the air fleet of our country, and it’s silly not to admit not only along the path of development. Like the whole huge country, the air fleet at the beginning of the 90-x took the path of complete degradation.

The people who had led the Soviet Union to collapse with their own hands declared that “there is no such party”, “there is no such course”, and also there is no money either for aviation or even for feeding the population. Wait, said the 500 days, and everything will be fine ... Both the 500 days and 1000 have passed, but the changes for the population and the technological sphere of the country have gone entirely worse.

The vast Soviet fleet, again, like the whole country, was divided, and from that began its dilapidation with simultaneous replacement in the civilian sector by second-hand foreign airliners with the need for domestic specialists to undergo internships under the guidance of foreign instructors. It also reached “remote” internships “on paper”. The air communication program between the regions was turned into dust. The planes often “anchored” on the outskirts of airports, where they either rotted and rusted for years, or sawed into scrap metal that was profitably sold by enterprising gentlemen abroad.

At the same time, there appeared the first similarity of the slogan that building your own aircraft is “unprofitable”, and it is better to buy outside Russia, “even if used, but reliable liners”. As a result, this slogan led to the fact that some companies in the pursuit of profit decided that if an American or European aircraft was operated before a dozen air carriers, including African ones, entered Russia, it could also be considered “quite reliable”. It is well known what consequences in terms of insecurity for passengers this has led.

Unfortunately, one cannot say that the Russian air fleet is experiencing a significant upswing today. The majority of Russian air carriers are still forced (and some prefer to) to buy "second-hand" abroad. However, delineated and progress. So, 8 of June of the current year in Irkutsk a vivid presentation of the first Russian medium-haul passenger airliner MC-21, created at the Irkutsk aircraft-building plant, took place.



This is the aircraft with the widest fuselage (4,06 m) in the segment of medium-haul airliners, providing comfort to both passengers and crew. It is assumed that already from 2017, the MC-21 will go into series and be able to cover part of the needs of Russian and some foreign air carriers, competing, for example, with Airbus A-320 and Boeing-737.

Day of the Air Fleet of the Russian Federation


Along with this, a promising PD-14 turbofan engine for civil aviation has been created in Russia. It is this engine that is planned to be used on MC-21 aircraft.



The creation of a new engine for civil aviation is a real event, given the fact that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, work in this direction was actually curtailed, as was the work on the creation of new civilian airliners.

Today, festive events on the occasion of the Day of the Air Fleet will be held in different cities of Russia. The holiday is widely held in Ulyanovsk, which is directly connected with the development of the country's air fleet. In the festive program - "Air Show-2016" and the festival "Aerobatics". Demonstration performances of the First Flight group (Moscow), solo aeronautics performed by the US-AHRT, Mi-2 and Mi-8 helicopters of the CSK VVS sports club, parachutists are scheduled.



On this day, we congratulate all those involved in the Air Fleet of the country on the holiday and wish the Russian WF to move exclusively along the path of development!
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  1. +9
    August 21 2016
    Happy Holiday! You! All involved!

    Didn’t you dream of becoming a pilot
    To skyrocket, frozen with happiness?
    And the ancestors broke our heads
    How to soar into the sky, breaking your weight.
    Always beckoned by the stars of man
    He flew in a dream, and in reality - wingless.
    But our Zhukovsky is a mathematician of the century -
    Theory of flight opened the way.
    Years passed, dreams came true
    And the fifth ocean is conquered.
    And fly among the stardust
    Our pilots in the sky of distant lands.
    1. +1
      August 21 2016
      I heartily congratulate all the HAPPY Russians on the occasion of the Day of the Air Fleet of the Russian Federation!
      I especially congratulate our Russian PILOTS and DESIGNERS of aircraft of the Russian aviation! love
      I wish you success in your work and flight work!

  2. +8
    August 21 2016
    Congratulations on the occasion of the people who managed to realize their childhood dreams of heaven ... I wish everyone that the number of take-offs be equal to the number of soft landings
  3. +7
    August 21 2016
    It remains only to wish, More domestic aircraft in the sky and our equipment on the ground! drinks
    1. +2
      August 21 2016
      I wish you the fulfillment of ALL WISHES ...
      1. avt
        +4
        August 21 2016
        Actually, so that the number of takeoffs equals the number of landings! A holiday for the aviation industry, with tears in his eyes from powerlessness.
        So, on June 8 of this year in Irkutsk, a bright presentation of the first Russian medium-range passenger airliner MS-21 took place, with
        It would be better if they didn’t write - they drove DAM on a wooden horse
        It is assumed that as early as 2017, the MS-21 will go into series and will be able to cover part of the needs of Russian and some foreign air carriers, competing with, for example, the Airbus A-320 and Boeing-737.
        wassat And look for the same Aeroflot? While the chicken is in the nest
        Aeroflot's fleet has been expanded with four narrow-body Airbus A321 aircraft. An industry source told ATO.ru that the vehicles arrived on August 4 and 5.
        Yet again
        The largest Russian airline Aeroflot has received its 19th narrow-body Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is an aircraft with VP-BGI registration. The machine is delivered from the factory.

        The aircraft is designed with 158 seats - 20 in business class and 138 in economy class. Earlier in 2016, Aeroflot received four of the same aircraft. According to information from open sources, the last of them was commissioned in July.

        Taking into account the new aircraft, the airline fleet has 177 aircraft: 19 Boeing 737, 67 Airbus A320, 26 A321, 22 A330, 14 Boeing 777 and 29 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100).
        1. avt
          +2
          August 21 2016
          Oh! Yes! [Quote] It is assumed that already in 2017 the MS-21 will go into series and will be able to cover part of the needs of Russian and some foreign air carriers, competing with, for example, the Airbus A-320 and the Boeing-737. [/ Quote ]News
          UTair CEO clarified the terms of the fleet renewal

          August 15, 2016 ATO.ru
          UTair CEO clarified the terms of the fleet renewal
          If UTair continues to increase passenger traffic, new aircraft will enter its fleet in 2018–2019 :: Leonid Faerberg // transport- photo.com Tags: News, Airlines, Supplies, Financial performance, UTair Aviation
          It is worth waiting for the renewal of UTair's fleet by the end of 2018 - early 2019. According to the Finmarket agency, Andrey Martirosov, CEO of the carrier, said.

          What kind of types are in question is not specified. Meanwhile, in October 2014, speaking about the postponement of delivery of new narrow-body aircraft Airbus A321 and Boeing 737NG, Martirosov said that they should arrive in 2016–2018.

          According to a new statement from the UTair head, the airline expects to receive more than 10 mainline aircraft. The general director of the carrier called its further stable development the condition for their delivery.

          According to Airbus's information, as of July 31, UTair Aviation is to deliver eight of the 20 ordered A321 aircraft. In the Boeing database, which was also last updated on July 31, the airline's orders for 30 aircraft - five Boeing 737-900ER and 25 Boeing 737-800 - are outstanding. [/ Quote] request Note-UT Air even from the Super budget was off!
  4. +5
    August 21 2016
    Happy Aviation Day !!! 'Happy Holiday Guys !!!
  5. +1
    August 21 2016
    More pleased that they took up the engines.
    Both for large civilian planes and for small ones, up to drones.
  6. +15
    August 21 2016
    For me, there has always been and remains one day of aviation - August 18th. The rest is a remake.
    1. +9
      August 21 2016
      I subscribe to your opinion! All this was done in the 90s under the incitement of American assistants in order to erase from us Soviet patriotism, love for the Motherland, devotion to ideals. The main principle of that Yeltsin's policy is that every man for himself, survived, it means well done, did not survive - it means a weakling, we are not on our way with such. He experienced all these so-called "transformations" on his own skin in 1993, when part of them was taken out of the Western Group of Forces into an open field in the Rostov region for disbandment. The officers were asked to look for their own places
    2. +5
      August 21 2016
      For me, there has always been and remains one day of aviation - August 18th. The rest is a remake.

      Father, as I recall myself, celebrated Air Force Day on August 18th. What taught me. Therefore, I sincerely congratulate the pilots, navigators, flight engineers and technicians, BAO staff on a professional holiday!
      All - clear skies, soft landings, happiness, prosperity and great LUCK!
  7. aba
    +4
    August 21 2016
    June 8 this year in Irkutsk, a bright presentation of the first Russian medium-range passenger airliner MS-21
    ...
    Creating a new engine for civil aviation is a real event


    No matter how bitter it is to admit, it is believed that today the presentation is more important than the very fact of creation, and the new figures of the new capitalist Russia are better trained than creation.
  8. +8
    August 21 2016
    I congratulate all the pilots, IAS, Logistics Services, Communications, Security and mercilessly demoted forum users on this holiday! I didn’t mention how Veterans should be, but we are always in service.
  9. +4
    August 21 2016
    Thank you for not forgetting the navigators, but our equipment still has onboard engineers, radio operators and onboard operators
    1. +3
      August 21 2016
      all involved in aviation on a holiday !!! and turning the holidays and postponement of the dates let it remain on the conscience of those who are struggling to prove that Russia is not a thousand years old, but twenty, Air Fleet Day has always been a holiday of those united by the sky
    2. +1
      August 21 2016
      Quote: fleks
      but on our equipment there are still engineers, radio operators and operators

      all a happy holiday.
    3. 0
      August 21 2016
      Quote: fleks
      but on our equipment there are still engineers, radio operators and operators

      all a happy holiday.
  10. +6
    August 21 2016
    To all who are connected with Our aviation on the Holiday! This is a holiday of a dream come true. I do not know a single aviator who has not dreamed about this since childhood. I admit, I did not fulfill my dream, but I love aviation, and I still remember how I sat for hours in the heat on the roof of a nine-story building in Akhtubinsk (who knows, he will understand), and admired the power of our Air Force. And being at the airport, I was not upset because of the flight delay, especially if it was Krasnoyarsk-Severny, there were Arctic, cargo and passenger airplanes, which made me proud of being a Soviet boy.
    I believe that soon (patsat years, it's garbage for history) we will revive our aviation, and we will look at foreign planes with no less interest than twenty-five years ago, because there will be Russian everywhere, and not strangers.
    Once again with the Holiday, those who dreamed, and especially those who realized their dream!
  11. +3
    August 21 2016
    Of course, both Headquarters and OBU and Meteo and personally the Head of the Transport Shop ...
  12. +5
    August 21 2016
    With the holiday conquerors of heaven and those who contribute to this. Today without you anywhere. Let the number of take-offs always coincide with the number of landings!
  13. +4
    August 21 2016
    May the God of Russia rise to the heights of the USSR Aeroflot.
    "... I love to rush on the concrete, take on a cheerful excitement, I don't want to squeeze into a chair, maybe life is taking off! .."
    All the holiday!
  14. +3
    August 21 2016
    Flight on Ilyusha and Boeing - Heaven and Earth. Not in favor of the American and Ilyusha’s sister likes the most. We are able to build aircraft. Don't be shy
  15. +2
    August 21 2016
    Congratulations on the holiday of aviators, a special bow to those who died during combat and civilian missions !!!
  16. +5
    August 21 2016
    Happy flyers! Happy holiday ground services! Happy holiday creators of aircraft!
  17. +4
    August 21 2016
    According to the mind, so a country that claims to be a place under the sun in the prefix is ​​self-sufficient and independent, must SAMA build what should ensure its existence and development! As a child, I remember how I flew on the Tu-154 and Il-62. And now? Where not to spit - Boeings with airbases sad In a country that made its own planes !!! "Thank you" 90, when the imbecile leadership of inciting "advisers" destroyed their country, industry ...
    No, men ... We have to do our job, to restore the aircraft industry, then there will be jobs, and respect among the masses, and pride that we are an independent country, and not a market for Western corporations. hi
  18. +5
    August 21 2016
    HOLIDAY, MEN! All operating and already landed, but continuing to "hurt" the sky, everyone who creates wonderful planes, who provides flights, and EVERYONE WHO ARE WAITING FOR HIS RETURN TO US FROM THE SERVICE - WITH A HOLIDAY! Health to you, success in everything, and banal - but not losing relevance: TO THE NUMBER OF TAKEOFFS ALWAYS TAKE THE NUMBER OF LANDINGS! soldier Yes drinks
  19. +5
    August 21 2016
    Congratulations on the holiday! In Russia, this is Air Fleet Day and in Belarus this is Air Force Day.
    Health and happiness to all, peaceful sky. ,
  20. +2
    August 21 2016
    Congratulations to all involved in the holiday!
  21. +4
    August 21 2016
    For me, another day from school is Aviation Day the third Sunday of August. And today I congratulate everyone who is related to her, and especially the technical staff. For with us techies, a stupa with a broom will fly away — and without us — there’s no perfect complex. We will note the 3th toast, the officer’s one, for those who did not return. Happy holiday, brothers!
  22. +8
    August 21 2016
    All my life and my children are connected with aviation. He was the Chief Designer of many aviation systems and on-board equipment. For 10 years he headed the State Administration in the Ministry of Radio Industry, whose enterprises created and equipped our aviation with radio technical systems. He has published over 40 monographs and textbooks on aviation topics, defended dissertations, prepared more than 100 doctors and candidates of science. At the moment I am the head of the department at SUAI and continue to create aviation systems. A month ago he published a monograph "Development of navigation technologies in the interests of improving flight safety". In his youth, LI-2, as a co-pilot, flew 50 hours, prepared a thesis on automatic landing. Protected. The system works. I was personally familiar with all General Aircraft Designers in the USSR. Happy holiday to you aviators. I have the honor.
  23. +1
    August 21 2016
    [thumb] https://topwar.ru/uploads/posts/2016-08/1471800047_image.jpeg [/ thumb. Actor Gulyaev Vladimir Leonidovich pilot attack aircraft. 60 sorties wounded shell shock. Happy holiday
    1. +1
      August 21 2016
      . Why is this caption inserted instead of a photo?
  24. +2
    August 21 2016
    WITH A FRIEND HOLIDAY! Not so important date! The important thing is that we serve the sky, each at his post! And the holiday is common for us! HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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