6 Big Russian Aviation Factory

Big Russian Aviation Factory

Posted on August 29, 2014 by team

The aviation factory of Ulan-Ude, Russia, is the only enterprise in the country that makes both aircraft and helicopters. In its 75-year long history, it has made over nine thousand flying vehicles. Today, products of the factory are successfully used in Russia and other states of the world (more than 40 countries throughtout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Oceania…).

The factory started operations repairing I-16 fighters and SB bombers in July 1939. During the war, it was making bodies and tails for Pe-2 planes, and since 1943 it started to make La-5 fighters, and later – La-7 and La-9.

After the war, the enterprise started production of a training jet fighter, the MiG-15 UTI. In 1956 it started to make helicopters, too. The first ones were coaxial piston helicopters – Ka-15, later – Ka-18, in 1965-1975 –  gas turbine shipborne helicopters, Ka-25.

In the early 1960s here they made high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and target airplanes Yak-25RV, as well as sea and ground launched cruise missiles S-5 and P-5D. At the same time the first passenger planes, An-24, started to be made, too.

An-24 assembly.

In the 70s the factory was already making MiG-27M, and in the 80s – attack planes Su-25UB, and shipborne planes Su-25UTG.

Today, the aviation factory of Ulan-Ude makes Mi-8/17 helicopters, Mi-8AMT and Mi-171, military ones – Mi8AMTSH, Mi-171SH. Maybe in the near future they will start making Su-25 attack planes again as well.

The enterprise performs the entire production cycle: it makes composite materials, provides technical maintenance, trains personnel, etc. It has its own runway and modern flight testing facilities.

Factory director, Leonid Belykh.


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6 Responses to “Big Russian Aviation Factory”

  1. Alain says:

    So it’s here that some of the tools stolen in Ukraine will be reinstalled ?

    About the buried soldiers in Pskov, I know fully understand why there will be no pics on this site :)


    I guess some want to live, and fully understand it…

  2. john says:

    Great posting, and interesting to.

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