Tag: Aeroflot

Aeroflot Group to Have 600 Aircraft, Including 235 Russian-Built

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot, Russia’s flagship carrier, has announced about the updated strategy targeting 130 million passengers in 2028. The Group’s fleet is expected to reach 600 aircraft, of which 235 will be Russian-built. Considering the current situation, the Group is set to have each airline focused on its own priorities, introducing even more differentiation. The statement provides […]

Aeroflot Finally Welcomes Long-Awaited First Airbus A350 XWB

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia. The member of the SkyTeam alliance has also become the launch operator of the type in Eastern Europe and CIS. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines powered widebody features a three-class cabin layout with 316 seats. According to a statement, the plane will be […]

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]

Aeroflot Group Airline to Acquire Five Dash 8-400 Turboprops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aurora, Aeroflot Group’s Far Eastern regional airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase five Dash 8-400 turboprops from De Havilland Canada. The arrangement was announced on November 19, during the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The Sakhalin-based regional carrier which currently operates ten Dash 8 aircraft, including five Dash 8-400, three Dash 8-300 and […]

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, […]