OPYTNO-KONSTRUKTORSKOYE BYURO IMENI A.S.YAKOVLEVA OAO
Since 1927 the design bureau has developed over 200 types of aircraft, including more than 100 production types of aircraft, and built 70,000 aircraft. In 2003 Yakovlev offers the Yak-42D passenger jet (120- and 90-seaters and VIP variants); the two-seat Yak-54 aerobatics/training aircraft (deliveries have already started to customers in Russia, the US, Australia and Italy; there are orders from France and the Russian Air Force), the Yak-18T training/passenger/patrol four-seater (sold in Russia and exported), the Pchela-1 remotely piloted reconnaissance vehicle manufactured for the Russian Defence Ministry. Under a contract with the Russian Defence Ministry the design bureau is developing the UTK-Yak-130 training complex comprising the Yak-130 combat trainer (the winner of the Russian Air Force tender; the aircraft has entered production at the Sokol aircraft plant), computer classrooms and simulators. The Yak-52M upgrade and new-generation Yak-152 trainers are being developed, under the Air Force contract, for basic training and qualification. Yakovlev is a partner in the programmes to create a fifth-generation fighter, regional passenger jet (RRJ) and short-medium-haul aircraft (MS-21). The design bureau also maintains airworthiness and extends service life of Yak-40, Yak-42, Yak-18T, Yak-52, Yak-55 and Yak-55M aircraft.