Being the world-recognized leader of the Russian aerospace industry, the IRKUT Corporation is arranged as the vertically integrated holding company with diversified products portfolio, able to conceive, design, build, deploy, and support top-of-the-line aircraft.
The IRKUT Corporation has unified a number of prominent design and manufacturing companies — Irkutsk Aviation Plant, Beriev Aircraft Company, Yakovlev Design Bureau, BETA AIR Company and some others.
In March 2004, for the first time in the history of Russian aircraft and military equipment production, the Corporation successfully placed 23.3% of its shares (IPO) at an open stock exchange for domestic, and foreign, private and institutional investors. In November 2006 the Irkut Corporation became a part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).
The Corporation employs over 14,000 professionals, involved in design, manufacturing, sales, and after-sales support of a wide range of high-tech products. The current order book of IRKUT is the largest in the aircraft industry and amounts to US$ 6 billion. For the last 5 years company’s income doubled and came to more then 1.6 billion US$ in 2010 and 2011.The IRKUT share in the Russia’s arms export comes to 15%.
The IRKUT Corporation’s main products are combat aircraft of the Su-30 family. The Corporation is a prime contractor in manufacturing the Su-30MKI multi-role fighters for the Indian Air Force. Under a product diversification program, the Corporation is also developing and manufacturing Yak-130 combat training aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and components for Airbus passenger airliners. In the recent years IRKUT has launched the program of developing the new passenger airliner MC-21.
In 2007-2010 IRKUT Corporation was awarded «Company of the Year» prize in the «Russia’s Defense Industry» nomination. IRKUT Corporation – the “Best Russian exporter” in the aircraft industry nomination of 2008,2009,2010, 2011. Irkutsk Aviation plant became the first enterprise in Russia to obtain EN9100 certificate.