Tag: Aeroflot

Another Blow to Boeing: Aeroflot Drops Order for 22 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Another Boeing program has been put under pressure. This time it is Boeing 787 aircraft. The Russian carrier Aeroflot has announced about cancellation of the order for 22 planes of the type. The statement was not publicly released by any of the parties but buried in Boeing’s monthly order release. This order had been an […]

Aeroflot Starts Phasing out Its Airbus A330s

Reading Time: 2 minutes In preparation for the arrival of the all-new Airbus A350 wide-body long-haul aircraft next year, Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, has started phasing out its Airbus A330 fleet. VQ-BCQ, the first of three of the long-haul A330-300s to be retired this year, left the carrier’s Sheremetyevo Airport base for Chinese MRO provider HAECO’s base in Hong […]

Aeroflot SSJ100 Fatal Landing: Charges Pressed Against Captain

Reading Time: 1 minute A commander of the crash-landed Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft RRJ-95B in May, 2019, was charged for the fatal landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, said the statement of Investigative Committee of Russia. The SSJ100 was heading from Moscow to Murmansk. During the climb the aircraft was struck by lightening and reported going back to the […]

S7 Airlines to Retire its Airbus A319 Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a move to improve the efficiency of its fleet, S7 Airlines, Russia’s largest privately-owned carrier, has started phasing out its Airbus A319 aircraft. One third of its smallest and oldest narrow-bodies will be retired by the end of this year. The first of 18 A319s in the airline’s fleet – the 19-year-old VP-BTT – […]

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 […]