Fédération Aéronautique Internationale registered the records set by the test pilots of Yakovlev Design Bureau flying Yak-130 combat trainer.
The batch of the record flights was performed at the airfield of Gromov Flight Research Institute from 17 to 26 October, 2016. The flight crews consisted of the Hero of Russia Oleg Kononenko, the Hero of Russia Oleg Mutovin, Andrey Voropaev, and Vasily Sevastianov test pilots.
Several Russia's and world records were set for the class of serial land-based turbo-jet aircraft with take-off weight from 6 000 to 9 000 kg (see the table below).
The Hero of Russia Roman Taskaev, Yakovlev Design Bureau's Deputy Director General for flight tests, notes: “Record flights have demonstrated both outstanding capabilities of Yak-130 aircraft and masterhood of our test pilots.’’
|Time to climb to a height of 6 000 m||1 min 42 sec||Oleg Kononenko|
|Time to climb to a height of 9 000 m||2 min 44 sec||Oleg Kononenko|
|Time to climb to 3 000 m with 1 000 kg payload||1 min 16 sec||Andrey Voropaev|
|Time to climb to 6 000 m with 1 000 kg payload||2 min 07 sec||Andrey Voropaev|
|Time to climb to 9 000 m with 1 000 kg payload||3 min 30 sec||Andrey Voropaev|
|Time to climb to 2 000 m with 2 000 kg payload||1 min 17 sec||Vasily Sevastianov|
|Time to climb to 3 000 m with 2 000 kg payload||1 min 26 sec||Vasily Sevastianov|
|Time to climb to 6 000 m with 2 000 kg payload||2 min 39 sec||Vasily Sevastianov|
|Time to climb to 9 000 m with 2 000 kg payload||4 min 43 sec||Vasily Sevastianov|
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