Tag: Aeroflot

SSJ100: Fitting Issue Under Resolution

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company (SCAC) reported the completion of checking the entire Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft fleet for cracks in the stabilizer attachment bands. The manufacturer did not disclose the number of aircraft that were found defective, but promised that the replacement of the units on such aircraft will be completed before the end of […]

Aeroflot Cancels Eight A350-800s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot Airline has canceled an order for eight Airbus A350-800s, Airbus revealed in a presentation at an annual press briefing. Airbus confirmed to ATW the Russian flag carrier has 14 A350-800s on order. The order change was made in November 2016. In 2007, Aeroflot ordered 22 A350s, comprising eight -800s and 14 -900s. Because the […]

Russia Grounds the Sukhoi Superjet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s civil aviation authority Rosaviatsia has grounded the country’s fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, citing concerns over metal fatigue. The grounding of Russia’s nearly 50-strong fleet of SSJ100s came after inspections by Rosaviatsia found metal fatigue in the tail of one SSJ100 operated by Irkutsk-based regional airline IrAero. Metal fatigue is a common problem […]

Aeroflot Group to Carry 43.5 Million Passengers in 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s Aeroflot Group will carry 43.5 million passengers in 2016, up 10.4% year-over-year (YOY), Aeroflot Airline CEO Vitaly Savelyev at the group’s community board meeting. According to a group statement, its low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Airlines has strengthened its position this year. The Moscow Vnukovo-based airline is projected to carry 4.2 million passengers in 2016, up […]

Russia’s Pobeda Airlines Opens Operations Control Center

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Airlines has opened an operations control center at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport, which will allow flights to maintain a 30-minute turnaround time. Visual observations enable flight operations to decrease delays caused by ground handling services, improving punctuality by 10%-15%, the carrier said in a statement. Pobeda operates up to daily 70 […]

Drunk Passenger Forces Russian Flight to Make Emergency Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Russian plane en route from Beijing to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing at a local airport Friday morning after a drunk passenger started brawling, Russian news agency TASS reported. At 8:48 a.m. local time (0148 GMT), the plane of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot landed at Yemelyanovo Airport near the Siberian city […]

Aeroflot Takes Delivery of Brand New A320

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot has taken delivery of its new A320 aircraft fitted with state-of-the-art aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. The aircraft has been named in honour of Abram Ioffe, a prominent Russian physicist. A320 aircraft is delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer. The new A320 is equipped with CFM56 engines and can accommodate 158 passengers in […]

Russia Reports on Subsidized Flight Tickets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian airlines taking part in Far East subsidy program have carried more than 238,000 passengers from April 1 through end of July 2016. The airlines have sold 390,000 subsidized tickets, worth RUB2.6 billion ($40.1 million), according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Nine airlines take part in the program, including Aeroflot, UTair and Ural […]

Aeroflot Suspends Selling Tickets to Turkey

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s Aeroflot flagship carrier suspends selling airline tickets to Istanbul and Antalya due to Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsiya’s ban on flight to Turkey. “Selling tickets will resume after the regulating authority – Rosaviatsiya – lifts the ban,” Aeroflot said on Wednesday. Tickets to flights from Turkey are sold in the regular mode, the company added. […]

China Southern Airlines and Aeroflot Expand Codeshare Cooperation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Starting this month, Aeroflot will place its SU code on China Southern Airlines flights between Guangzhou and Moscow as well as its Guangzhou – Wuhan – Moscow service. China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, announced an expansion of their codeshare cooperation with Aeroflot. Both China Southern Airlines and Aeroflot […]