Tag: CIS

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 […]

PD-14 Engine Tests For MC-21 Aircraft To Be Completed This Year

Specialists will complete the final certification stage of flight tests of PD-14 perspective aircraft engine for the new Russian passenger jet MC-21 by the end of 2017, Managing Director of UEC-Aviadvigatel company Alexander Inozemtsev told TASS on Monday. US Pratt & Whitney PW 1400G engines are currently mounted on the airplane. “The second stage of […]

Aeroflot To Sign A Contract For 50 MC-21 Airliners

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to sign a firm contract with Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot this year for the delivery of 50 MC-21 medium-haul airliners, said UAC President Yuri Slyusar. “I can’t tell you exactly so far about a firm contract for the MC-21 [signing at the MAKS airshow outside Moscow]. But we’ll surely […]

Sikorsky S-92A Certified In CIS But Not In Russia

The Aviation Register of the CIS-wide Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC) certified the US Sikorsky S-92A medium-lift helicopter along with its modifications on March 30. However, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) points out that a government decree issued in 2015 stripped the AR IAC of certification powers within Russia. FATA has stressed repeatedly […]