Tag: CIS

CIS Civil Aviation Accident Rates Deteriorate

The 2017 commercial aviation accident rate registered by member states of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), who are signatories to the 1991 Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace Agreement, is at its worst in the last five years. Although the overall number of aviation-related accidents has remained at 2016 levels, the IAC analysis notes a […]

Russian Low-Cost Airline Fires Pilots For Being Drunk on Duty

Russia’s Pobeda airline has sacked two pilots who attempted to fly an airliner from the Siberian city of Surgut to Dagestan’s Makhachkala while being under the influence of alcohol, the company said in a statement, citing CEO Andrey Kalmykov. This reported by TASS. According to media reports, two intoxicated Pobeda pilots sought to carry out […]

Shareholder of Saratov Airlines to Create a New Airline

Arkady Evstafiev, a shareholder of Saratov Airlines, whose airline operator certificate (AOC) was canceled on Wednesday by Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia), wants to create a new airline, told to Interfax agency in the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. “The shareholder expresses interest in creating an air carrier with an organization at a […]

Russia Permits US Carriers to Continue Overflying Its Territory

An official from Russian Transport ministry confirmed to Russian Aviation Insider that US carriers would be able to continue overflying Russian territory after April 19, 2018, the date when the agreement, which governs the number of transit slots, expires. The negotiations for prolongation of the agreement were scheduled by the transport ministries of both countries, […]

Grim Outlook For Russian Bizav Deliveries

Russia and China are demonstrating growing demand for new business jets, reads the latest 10-year Global Business Aviation Outlook by international aerospace services and solutions provider Honeywell. Nevertheless, experts predict a decline in bizav sales in Russia and the CIS. The document states that the aforementioned two countries plus Brazil remain the primary drivers behind […]

Russia To Start Training Female Military Pilots

Women will be admitted to the Krasnodar aviation school for pilot training this year for the first time in Russia’s modern history, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told reporters on Saturday. “There are quite a few girls who would like to become military pilots. We’ve received hundreds of letters, hence the decision to enroll the […]

Frigate Ecojet To Get MC-21’s Engines

Russia’s United Engine Corporation has been approached by the developers of Frigate Ecojet project to power this perspective new-generation aircraft with four PD-14. This engine is being developed for MC-21 program. The four-engine version of Frigate Ecojet, dubbed Freejet, has been in the works since July this year, and now its designers have started negotiations […]

Russia’s MC-21 And IL-114 Win New Orders At MAKS Air Show

Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed a letter of intent with Saratov Airlines to lease six MC-21-300s July 19. The 211-seat aircraft is scheduled to be delivered from 2022-2025. The Saratov-based carrier has not yet […]

Russian Airlines Post 25% Traffic Growth For May

Russian airlines’ passenger traffic growth, which had been climbing since the beginning of the year, continued growing at a double-digit rate in May. Traffic surged 25.9% year-on-year last month, the record high so far this year, to 8.672 million passengers, the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) reports. To compare, the increase was recorded at 10.2% […]

Russia To Allocate Over $700M To Support National Aircraft Industry

Russian government is planning to allocate more than 40 billion rubles (approximately $702 million) for the support of the national aircraft industry this year, Medvedev said Wednesday. “In total, about 41 billion rubles is provided for support of aircraft production this year,” Medvedev said at the conference on supporting national aircraft industry in Ulyanovsk. Medvedev […]