Tag: Aeroflot

Aeroflot Looks at Acquiring Airliners with 400-Plus Seats

Reading Time: 1 minute Aeroflot is planning to acquire long-range wide-body aircraft with a capacity of more than 400 seats. According to documents posted on a procurement portal, Russia’s prime carrier will, on a competitive basis, select a consultant tasked with determining the optimal type of future wide-bodied airliners for Russia’s flagship airline. Currently, the only aircraft types operated […]

Russia’s airlines enjoy collective 12.3 per cent traffic growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite the tragic accident of Aeroflot’s Superjet 100 at Sheremetyevo and the overall sluggish Russian economy in the period, the local air travel market remained surprisingly buoyant, with an overall traffic growth rate of 12.3 per cent in the first five months of 2019. According to the latest data collected by Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsiya, […]

Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot Celebrate Engine Record

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot are celebrating an incredible new record for an engine in service. One of the airline’s Trent 700 engines has completed more than 50,000 engine flying hours without requiring an overhaul – a world record for a widebody engine. The engine first entered service in 2008 and is still going strong today, powering […]

Initial Report: Superjet 100 Crash Triggered by Electric Storm

Reading Time: 3 minutes The calamitous effects of unexpected “atmospheric electricity” on its on-board computer systems turned a Russian-built Superjet 100 passenger jet into an uncontrollable flying incendiary device, according to details carried in a June 14 report from Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC). Shortly after the Murmansk-bound SSJ100 flight took-off from Moscow, an overhead storm scrambled the aircraft’s on-board […]

Checks of Superjets Ordered Although Meeting All Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute In the aftermath of Aeroflot Superjet crash-landing 5 May, 2019, SSJ100 aircraft fall under close scrutiny again. Although the investigation team has not announced the final conclusions yet and preliminary report suggest human error as the main reason, checks of every single operating SSJ100 planes were ordered. Last week, federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, requested […]

Aeroflot not to Get Compensation for Delayed MC-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deliveries to launch customer Aeroflot of Russia’s advanced narrow-body MC-21 aircraft project have been postponed until 2021, Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec corporation, the new parent of Irkut, the aircraft’s manufacturer, has confirmed. “Serial production of the MC-21 will be delayed until 2021. Aeroflot won’t receive the first aircraft before 2021,” he has revealed to […]

Aeroflot SSJ100: Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registration RA-89102 performing flight SU-1389 from Ulyanovsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was accelerating for take-off from Ulyanovsk’s runway 02 when the crew rejected take-off at low speed (about 40 knots) due to the failure of the #1 hydraulic system. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron. The occurrence […]

Sukhoi SSJ100 Can Be Grounded only by Aviation Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute After fatal emergency landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100, which resulted in the aircraft bursting into flames on 5 May, 2019, citizens started signing a petition in favour of the suspension of SSJ100 operations, TASS reports. Reportedly, currently there are over 140,000 signatures. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Kremlin is aware of the […]

Aeroflot Accident: Human Error or Aircraft Malfunction?

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the crash-landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 on 5 May, 2019, the investigation into the deadly accident, which took the lives of 41 people, was launched.  The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that as possible reasons are considered the following: poor qualification of pilots, dispatchers and the personnel who performed technical check of the […]

Aeroflot Plane Fire Death Toll Rises to 41

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED 01:20 (UTC +3), 6 May 2019 According to the latest data from the investigation team, the deadly accident took the lives of 41 people onboard of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by Aeroflot on 5 May. Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 was performing a flight SU-1492 from Moscow to Murmansk when it went for emergency […]