Irkut Corporation
Irkut Corporation

Irkut Corporation (ex KB Yakovlev)


Open Joint Stock Company "Scientific and Production Corporation" Irkut "(JSC" Corporation "Irkut") - a vertically integrated company, providing a full cycle of design, testing, manufacturing, marketing, sales and after-sales service of aviation equipment for military and civilian purposes.

In 2004 JSC "OKB im. AS Yakovleva "was absorbed by OJSC NPK Irkut. The staff was reduced by 4,5 times (from 1400 people in 2003 to 311 people), the production base was liquidated, and real estate was sold. Later, the engineering center of OAO NPK Irkut was formed from the remains of the OKB.


In 1932 year, in March, by the order of number 181 plant was established under the name of Irkutsk Aviation Plant №125. Oddly enough, the factory began to actively work only after two years. The development was planned to make the fighter I-14, which later successfully passed the test flight was launched for production. The main objective was the destruction of the aircraft air forces of the enemy, but the short-term priority mission - is defense.

Aviation Plant

Defend your state, that's why I-14 was created, as well as it could be used for transportation of various cargoes, in particular, aircraft parts. The fighter carried out active operations during the First World War, for this purpose it was created, and later improved at times. In 1941, by order No.1139, two plants were planned to be merged, Irkutsk No. 125 and Moscow No. 39, the idea was successfully fulfilled, and the enterprise received a new name: the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor aircraft factory No.39 named after I.N. Stalin. This "slept" was very strong and for many years produced excellent aircraft.

Thus, from 1941 to 1943 year, the Pe-2 dive bomber was produced. It was not much different from other models of aircraft, only that, it was solved the problems of protecting the car and the crew. The armor became bigger, thereby more durable, and also, the crew was equipped with new means of protection. This was done to ensure that the fire from the ground or the sea did not destroy aircraft easily, that is, did not become easy money. For the perfect state of the aircraft, air brakes were added, thanks to which the bomber could easily maneuver. All ideas were successfully produced in life and such images, the Pe-2 model was obtained.

Also, during the combined plant, several models of long-range bombers were created, namely: IL-4IL-6 and EP-2. They were produced in the period from 1942 to 1946 year, respectively. Naturally, the direct task of the aircraft was a battle during World War II. Also specifically for the Second World War, a long-range fighter was created, the only one of its kind, the Pe-3, it was produced only two years, during the 1941 - 1943 years. 

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After the war, the plant was producing a lot of different categories of aircraft, but became iconic vehicles, such as the AN-12 and An24. The first model was good enough, but not exactly what the government wanted to see her, that's why, have created an improved AN-24, which fits all the criteria. Produced they 1952 1962 and 1967 on 1971 on year, respectively. In 1989 the plant gets a new name "Irkutsk Aircraft Production Association", abbreviated IAPA.

Irkutsk Aviation Plant is currently a powerful production site of the corporation "IRKUT", its main processing center. 

Currently, the Su-30MK multipurpose combat aircraft in various modifications is in serial production - Su-30MKI for India, Su-30MKM for Malaysia, Su-30MKA for Algeria.

The mass production of components for AIRBUS Airbus A320 has begun: it is a niche of the front landing gear, keel rail and flap guide. 

The Yakovlev Design Bureau is one of the most developed and well-known not only in the Russian Federation, but also far beyond its borders. This company is working on the design and manufacture of aircraft. The head of the bureau was appointed a talented designer of the last century, A.S. Yakovlev. 



Brief history and climbing Yakovlev

A.S. Yakovlev until the year 1934 was the head of a group of designers at the plant number 39, which was engaged in the design and creation of new aircraft. Due to this, the country's leadership allocated this group and provided financing for the development of this industry. The state decree, published in the middle of the summer 1934 year, organized all the designers of Yakovlev in one unit, which must be subordinate to the Special Protection Agency. After that, this group was designated as "Plant No. 115". Since 1935, he passed under the supervision of the People's Commissariat of Industry. In 1959, the enterprise was transferred under the control and financing of GKAT and became known as "Enterprise 1303". At this renaming did not end, because in 1966 year it began to be called as a machine-building plant "Speed".


In 1992, this plant became a joint-stock enterprise of an open type, began to bear the name of the legendary designer - OKB im. Yakovleva. After that, his development was rather weak, mainly due to a lack of funding and a small number of orders for products. The final transformation of the enterprise took place in 2004 year, when all OKB absorbed the Irkut enterprise. After that most of the workers were dismissed, and a significant part of the property was sold. On the basis of the whole complex of workers and equipment, a center of engineers was formed, which serviced the needs of Irkut NPK.

Features and operation of enterprise Yakovleva

The first aircraft, which was designed by Yakovlev, was flown back in 1927 year. It was the era of aerial devices Yakovlev. In the history of the work of the designer and his design bureau was created more than 200 different aircraft, about one hundred of them are mass-produced. The company has engaged in manufacturing of helicopters and other military and civilian equipment. The most important thing is that all the works are unique and new in the world. It is possible to achieve high results, especially because this technique is widely used on the territory of many countries of the world.


Among the aircraft that were manufactured at the plant, the greatest attention was paid to the creation of all the different variants of the aircraft. In the line of machines of this type can be identified training, combat, also manufactures unmanned units. Most were quite aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing system, and this system was quite unique and had no exact analogs.


Designers Bureau had developed a number of military aircraft to perform various operations and missions. Yakovlev's team has achieved great results in the development of supersonic jets and airliners. It made a lot of machines for air sports that are easy to perform the most difficult stunts. It is impossible not to note the contribution of the designer Yakovlev and his team in the creation of aircraft, which took an active part in the fighting during the war.


Due to the fact that the design bureau has collected the best designers of our country, they were able to work in parallel planes of the different designs and applications. It is because the proper selection of factory workers Yakovlev was able to consistently produce production aircraft, since 1932 years and over 70 years. During this time we managed to build more than 70 thousand airplanes of different design with side labeled "Yak". Most of them were made even during the Great Patriotic War.


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EG Yak-130
UT-1 Yak-242 / MS-21
UT-2 Su-30
Yak-38 / M / Y  


Training of specialists in the enterprise Yakovleva

Sam Yakovlev conducted a selection of employees, which made it possible to create a single, well-coordinated team. All workers of the plant were distinguished by a high scientific base and the desire to create a new one. Employees had the opportunity to translate their ideas into reality, although at times they were almost not feasible, but due to a cohesive and friendly team there was an opportunity to finalize and discuss all the projects. Through collective work and creativity, the Yakovlev school was established. Each designer was distinguished for his creations and tried to make his child the best and most reliable in operation.

For long-term operation Bureau has been prepared many outstanding designers who have received international recognition for his work in the aircraft industry. Also, test department had a special respect from the whole team, because their work was the most dangerous and responsible. The very first group of designers who gathered himself AS Yakovlev, to prepare young generation of artists in various sectors of aviation business.


Quality construction and design of the aircraft was received by the latest developments and the introduction of advanced international technology. For this was organized by a department whose main task was to introduce new parts, units and weapons. This experimental bureau had many partners, such as TsAGI NIIAS, NIAT and other advanced institutions. Also, employees of the plant brought to advise on other technical aviation companies.

Coherence and close cooperation allowed Yakovlev receive the latest developments for its power plants and electrical equipment. That's partners engaged in new developments and production, at the expense of such a symbiotic relationship many companies worked as one. All this is possible to obtain high-quality and competitive aircraft with the designation of "Yak".

Achievements aircraft production Yakovlev

All air units that were created in the walls of the enterprise, failed to win 86 world records according to various indicators. It should be noted that the registration records at the world level in the Soviet Union began with only 1935 years, but even before the result set has been reached.


The most famous and important world records of the Bureau are such:

  • The first can be considered a record flight from Sevastopol to Moscow by plane type AIR-1 1927 still in the year. This was the first most important achievement of the Soviet aircraft.

  • From the middle of October 1936 years 1937 before the summer, on the light aircraft Yakovlev was established immediately 5 records, which were carried out by both men and women.

  • 1949 year brought yet another speed record on the plane using a lightweight piston engine, which was noted by the international medal of Louis Bleriot.

  • The most notable achievement was the speed record apparatus Yak-11 1951 in the year. Data of speed could not be achieved in the world for 24 years.

  • With regard to the carrying capacity, then there yakovlevtsev creations were awarded international prizes. This record put cargo helicopters Yak-24.

  • They also set a record for the maximum lifting height and speed, this has been achieved with the creation of jet aircraft Yak-30, as well as Yak-32.

  • The arms race is allowed to get in 1955, the altitude record with a maximum cargo on board. This aircraft was used RVs that could beat the performance of the US unit "Lockheed U-2».

  • The most recent world records have been set using the machine Yak-141, which is able to produce a vertical takeoff and landing.


Large range of enterprise Yakovleva, namely 19 different types of air vehicles, allowing a variety of the highest international awards.

Work Yakovlev Design Bureau has repeatedly been awarded high state awards. The first order was received in 1942 year, it was the Order of Lenin. The second was the Order of the Red Banner, he was awarded in 1944 year for the development and manufacture of high-quality aircraft. In 1981 he was awarded the Order of the October Revolution. Besides all this, a lot of state awards was handed directly to the most active and successful designers of the company.




Russian Federation, 125315, Moscow, Leningradsky prospect, house 68

  • +7 (495) 777-21-01
  • +7 (495) 221-36-39
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    Russian Federation, 125315, Moscow, Leningradsky prospect, house 68

  • +7 (495) 777-21-01 
    ext. 75-32
  • +7 (495) 221-36-39
  • [email protected]
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    Russian Federation, 125315, Moscow, Leningradsky prospect, house 68

  • +7 (495) 777-21-01
  • +7 (495) 221-36-39
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Considering the growth rates of the economies of your partners
I ask you to take measures to study the technical ideas important for an adequate business response. It's no secret that some partners may break
In the interest of interest - all obligations. I ask you to get to know the methods of electronic lithography in the Corporation, the ways to create monoblock beams, ramjet MHD generators and other forgotten opportunities. Create a patent office in the enterprise (the Irkut Foundation) and thus step into the Future. Considering the experience of the past. Yours faithfully

I ask you to check the possibility of receiving
Board an airplane of liquefied gases. Through the connection
To the turbine of a small turboexpander. With the help of a mechanical gearbox or in some other way. Please check the possibility of pulse charging of the on-board batteries from the Electro-inductive winding close to the turbine blade. Certainly
I know that there are no magnets on the rotor, but it's probably for you specialists - it's easy to simulate.
With interest I follow the production and scientific work of your Corporation. I wish you success and good growth.

I would like to share the technology of Reinforcing bulk polymer wings, etc. I called this technology "Quadroplex. Volumetric reinforcement is made with the help of fiberglass ropes, the configuration resembles interconnected rhombs longitudinally and crosswise at a certain distance for even distribution of loads over the entire wing area. Volumetric reinforcement should be filled with epoxy resin, or other composite. This is a quadruplex. The aircraft will be lighter, which means it will carry more payload. I live here in Ishim and came up with this technology of reinforcement.

Overall Machine MS -21 not bad. but wing area in the event of failure of the machine mala.V powertrains glider will be bad, for this reason often fall down And -300 wing area must be a complete triangle, rather than cuts that affect the glider machine, and therefore on the safety of the flight in general. Simply speaking grove wings should be shire.Esli wings will form a complete triangle will be able to plan the machine, and not to break into a tailspin in the event of failure of the power units. Do not chase the fashion of narrow wings, chase safety

Inertia is the reason for that. Probably you can
Apply the method of assembling the hull around the beams - another. For example, attach additional beams to the round beams and get out to the shape of the wing and hull described by you. (Deltoid)
You probably know yourself that this requires
Time ..