Production Association "Flight"
Production Association "Flight"

Production Association "Flight"

Production Association "Flight" - one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Russia. It specializes in the production of aviation and rocket and space technology.

Production Association "Flight"


24.07.1941 based on the Moscow evacuated aircraft factories number 156 (now open joint-stock company Tupolev) and number 81 (now open joint-stock company Tushinsky Machine-Building Plant) created an aircraft-making factory number 166. Pilot Lyapidevsky A.V., Hero of the Soviet Union was appointed the first director. At the factory in 1941 — 1943, the experimental design bureau of Tupolev AN, a well-known aircraft designer, operated. During World War II, plant number 166 produced more 3500 fighters Yak-9 and 80 Tu-2 bomber. Total plant from 1942 to 1945 years produced more than 3800 aircraft of various types and modifications.

The factory produced after the war: IL-28 (jet bomber, total 758 produced aircraft) and Tu-104 (the first civilian jet aircraft in the Soviet Union, just produced 61 aircraft). Plant number 166 at the end of 1950-ies switched to the production of military ballistic missiles.

The plant in 1970-ies was transformed into a production association, it also included plants for the production of consumer goods and rocket and space technology.

Production Association "Flight"

The production association with 1968, began production of the launch vehicle "Kosmos-3M" light type. Subsequently, the problem of the production association was added to the production of spacecraft navigation and communication.

At the beginning of 1990, the production of the Polyot production association launched production of the An-74 multi-purpose aircraft, and mass production of the An-3 multi-purpose light aircraft was launched. At the beginning of 2001, the experimental model of the An-70 transport and military aircraft was resumed in cooperation with the Antonov ASTC at the Polyot Production Association.

03.02.2007 of the year according to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Putin V. V. Polyot Production Association was added to the FSUE “GKNPTs them. M. V. Khrunichev. The production association “Flight” at the end of 2007 of the year was transformed into a branch of the FSUE “GKNPTs named after M. Khrunichev” and was renamed into the production association “Flight” - a branch of the FSUE “GKNPTs named after Khrunichev M.V.

Modernization of production began in May 2008. Machine tools of the enterprise were replenished with processing centers Hurco VMX50 and installations Liana Р100Е.

Made equipment


Available aircraft, as well as accessories for them: a light transport aircraft An-3T, An-70 (transport plane), An-74 (multi-purpose aircraft).

Production Association "Flight"

Rocket and space equipment

Over the 250 various spacecraft were created on the “Flight”, 87 devices of the GLONASS navigation system were released. At present, the multi-purpose spacecraft "Nadezhda", the main element of the international satellite system "KOSPAS-SARSAT", is being produced. The 10 of the Nadezhda spacecraft has been launched since the 1982 year.

Production Association "Flight"

A small new-generation Sterkh spacecraft was developed at the Polet production association, which will replace the Nadezhda spacecraft with itself and will ensure further improvement and more rational use of COSPAS-SARSAT systems. The ship was launched in July 2009, into orbit. The second identical apparatus in September of the same year was also put into orbit. Five years - the declared period of their active action. In reality, the Sterkhs worked out for less than one year.

Production Association "Flight"

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