5 Place where things get from trash to the sky

Place where things get from trash to the sky

Posted on October 12, 2016 by konst4

JSC “Moscow Aircraft Overhaul Plant VAAFNAS” – the leading enterprise in repairing and maintenance of aviation equipment of small aircrafts. According to statistics, 90% of the Mi-2 and 70% of the An-2, operating in Russia, have been repaired here.

For 75-year history of the plant there was mastered the repair of more than 29 types of aircrafts and power plants. The first aircrafts, which were repaired there in 1939 were Po-2.

MAOP is located in the Balashikha District of the Moscow Region, near the Fedurnovo village. Our tour was held by a plant director, Pavel Nikolaevich Nenastiev. Today we will speak about one interesting machine…


In the second half of 1960, the company entered “a helicopter era” that began with the Mi-1, Mi-4 was repaired from 1974 to 1982.

The pace of work was high – up to 30 cars were repaired there on a monthly basis.

One of the helicopters came here for the renovation a few decades ago, and still stays in the backyard.


Exchange traffic with English Russia, click here

5 Responses to “Place where things get from trash to the sky”

  1. john dudley says:

    Great to see the rebuild in progress, best of luck with the job at hand.

  2. RB says:

    Nice chopper on the first page, is it for sale? Canada could use one or two choppers and maybe we can dump out our piggy banks to pay for it. Maybe after we can find some blades so it looks like it will fly. Also could you guys lend us a few gallons of fuel? We have a couple of old choppers and Russian choppers run for ever.

  3. Leigh Saunders says:

    I like the idea of the “tiny house” and alternative “home” idea of making a place to live out of a retired Aircraft or large helicopter. Good to see people are keeping old examples viable, so people know their history.

  4. Alain says:

    Great Post !
    I hope that this Russian Beauty wiil be flown at the MAKS air Show!

    RUSSIA is the BEST !!!

    • Philip Jennings says:

      Only cutting edge and brand new machines are flown at the MAKS Air Shows. As always, you’re a bit confused “Alain”. So emotional…

      Anyway, nice post indeed.

Leave a Reply

  • Random Post