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Irkut A-002

Founded on 28 March 1932 and commissioned on 24 August 1934, as GAZ 125 (becoming GAZ 39 in 1941), Irkut has built some 6,500 aircraft of 16 types from Antonov, Ilyushin, MiG, Petlyakov, Sukhoi, Tupolev and Yakovlev bureaux and supplied them to 21 countries. In recent years, it has manufactured MiG-23UB trainers (1970-85); 165 kits for Indian-assembled MiG-27MLs; Su-27UB trainers (from 1986); and is currently responsible for producing the Su-30 fighter (since 1991) and Beriev Be-200 amphibian. Su-30 customers include China and India; offers Su-27UBM and Su-30KN upgrades to older aircraft. Series manufacture of the Yak-112 lightplane has been abandoned, although company has been allocated prospective manufacture of the Ilyushin/HAL IL-214 twin-jet transport. Also undertakes Su-30 upgrades.

Irkut is a member of AVPK Sukhoi. Known from April 1989 until 2002 as IAPO (Irkutsk Aviation Industrial Association), having become a joint stock company in October 1992, but on 19 December 2002: shareholders approved a company change of name to Irkut NPK ОАО, IAPO becoming a subsidiary.

In 2000, IAPO branched out into design and manufacture of its own products in the form of the prototype A-002 autogyro.

Irkut A-002


TYPE: Three-seat autogyro.

PROGRAMME: Project announced October 2000: first product of Irkutsk Light Aircraft Design Bureau (OKB Legkoi Aviatsy ОАО), although an experimental version was tested in 1998. Almost complete prototype shown at Moscow, August 2001. Maiden flight 21 April 2002.

DESIGN FEATURES: Conforms to FAR Pt 27 and Russian AP-27. Streamlined, cabin autogyro which can be stored and serviced in a motorcar garage. Choice of engines, including those using motorcar fuel. Classic configuration, with pusher propeller; single, sweptback fin with large rudder; broad track landing gear. Engine-driven pre-rotation of rotor.

FLYING CONTROLS: Manual. All-moving tailplane mounted at one-third of fin height; horn- and mass-balanced rudder.

STRUCTURE: Generally of metal. Rudder and elevator of composites.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Cantilever-spring mainwheels; rubber-in-compression shock-absorber on nosewheel. Mainwheel tyres 400x150; nose 100x125. Hydraulic disc brakes on mainwheels. Safety tail skid on prototype; auxiliary tailwheel on production version.

POWER PLANT: Prototype has one 157kW Teledyne Continental IO-320 flat-six driving a fixed-pitch, two-blade propeller. Alternative engines of 134 to 157kW and three-blade propeller can be installed. Subaru motorcar engine under consideration in April 2003.

ACCOMMODATION: TWO front seats, side by side, with dual controls; single rear seat. Upward-hinged door each side. Heating and ventilation provided.

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Irkut A-002

Technical data for A-002

Rotor diameter: 9.80m, length of fuselage: 4.98m, height, rotor removed: 3.17m, propeller diameter: 1.90m, max take-off weight: 800kg, overload take-off weight: 850kg, empty weight: 500kg, max level speed: 210km/h, min flying speed: 40km/h, max rate of climb at sea level: 150m/min, service ceiling: 3000m, take-off run (jump start): 0m, take-off run (normal start): 40m, range with 200kg payload 500km, endurance 6h

Yan, e-mail, 16.11.2011reply

I am interested in this Irkut A-002 2002, is it for sale? Please contact me.

Helder Alves, e-mail, 07.12.2013reply

Is this Giracopter for sale
How mush these it cost to put it in Portugal?

Best regards

Prasop Limsirichai, e-mail, 24.07.2012reply

Tried to get in touch with Irkut Light Aircraft on this Gyrocopter but, no reply as yet. Can any one help? Want to purchase units for commercial applications in Thailand.

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David Sage, e-mail, 04.01.2015reply

I have written to include several times over the years and have yet to hear from Urkut. I want to be the American dealer /demonstrator of the A002 Russian built Gyrocopter.

David Sage, e-mail, 23.04.2010reply

I am still here. Still interested in the A-002. Please contact me.

Robin, e-mail, 08.07.2008reply

when will this reach the china and how much will it cost?

give me dealer price and more technycal ans safety information

John McCormack, e-mail, 30.05.2008reply

What's the price and other information

John McCormack, e-mail, 03.06.2008reply

I need dealer price and more technycal ans safety information

Oleg, 04.06.2008reply

Why don't you try to refer to Irkut directly? You could find the contacts at http: / / /en /contacts /. I'd advice to fax inquiries, for they normally ignore emails.

Oleg, 17.04.2008reply

Margarita, the aircraft have not been sold in South America. As far as I know, one A002 was sold to a local energy company in the East Siberia, and is now being used for pipeline monitoring.

margarita, e-mail, 04.04.2008reply

Have you sold A002 already in South America? Have you sold A 002 for commercial use, such as air supervising of pipelines, or to be used by the police? I would really appreciate your comments... thanks

Alex, 27.02.2008reply

They seem to struggle with technical issues, such as rotor-induced vibration and lateral stability of the vehicle. Obviously, that is why the program is off the rail, see http: / / /extracts /extract /jawa /jawa5458.html. Ive got a feeling they will never recover. If you go to the companys website, you hardly find any update since 2005.

Dr. Godfrey Anyumba, e-mail, 18.02.2008reply

If this is to go by the robustness of Russian helicopters, then A 002 is set tobe a winner not only in the USA but also in Africa, South America and Asia. Any information on production and sales plans?

Oleg, 28.11.2007reply

It is hardly possible to estimate when this should happen, and what the price would be. As far as I know, the company has never consedered shipping the aircraft to the US.

David Sutherland, e-mail, 09.11.2007reply

when will this reach the US and how much will it cost?

Dipl.Bauing.(FH) H.Kraus & Pa, e-mail, 14.01.2007reply

Preis ;Lizens-Preis /Germanny ?

David Sage, e-mail, 13.02.2007reply

I have commented on other occasions. I made a proposal to Urkut concerning the A-002, who failed to answer me on two occasions. I suggested that Urkut might hire me to represent the A-002 to the American public. Something of interest, as well, is the fact that I am handicapped from a stroke. I could demonstrate the agility and safety of such an aircraft if I deemed it to be suitable. But I must see and inspect it first.

Oleg, 23.03.2007reply

This information is not quite correct. I had been working for this project for about 6 years. The aircraft performed maiden flight on the 6th of June, 2002. It has never performed jump starts. Much of the flight performance presented herein is just theoretical design estimations.

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