Tag: Russia

Russia’s Yakutia May Use Cessna Planes at Regional Routes

Yakutia’s Association of Local Aviation suggests using the US Cessna planes for serving the regional routes. According to the association’s co-chair and Yakutia’s lawmaker Viktor Fedorov, by using those planes the republic could cut the fares by half. “The association is asking the local authorities to have a competition among private organizations for subsidies to […]

Aeroflot Named World’s Leading Airline Brand

Aeroflot has taken the prestigious World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards, the first time the nomination has been awarded. Known as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are given every year to leading tour firms, hotels and airlines. Country-level and regional awards take place during the […]

Aeroflot Obtains the Right to Deny Boarding to Disruptive Passengers

Aeroflot has obtained the legal right to compile a blacklist of disruptive passengers and to subsequently deny them boarding. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding legislation, which will come into force in June 2018. These newly adopted measures will help the entire Russian civil aviation industry and make it more appealing at a global […]

India and Russia Agreement Will Facilitate Visa-Free Entry of Flight Crew

The India-Russia agreement will facilitate visa-free entry, stay and exit of the crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating chartered and special flights in the respective territories on reciprocity. A formal agreement in this regard was signed recently by officials of the two countries, a home ministry official […]

Sukhoi to Decide on New Superjet Variant by 1Q 2018

Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC) must decide by 1Q 2018 about whether to begin developing a smaller or larger variant of the SSJ100 Superjet. Speaking at the Dubai Air Show, newly installed SCAC president Alexander Rubtsov said discussions were underway with customers as to whether a shortened 75-seat version or a stretched variant […]

Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 Crash Kills Eight, Child Survives

A small passenger plane has crashed in the Russian Far East, killing up to 8 people on board, according to local police. One child has survived the crash. According to the latest reports, eight people are thought to have been killed, including two crew members. A three-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane […]

Russia Donates Six MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Serbia

Russia has donated six RAC MiG -29 fighter jets, which have been in use for more than two decades, to Serbia. The fighter jets were delivered in three batches in a disassembled state through an AN-124 heavy transport plane to Bataiista military airfield early this month. They were assembled with the assistance of Russian experts. […]

Mexican Interjet Interested in Buying Russian MC-21 Passenger Jet

The Mexican carrier Interjet is interested in acquiring Russian MС-21 aircraft, company president Miguel Aleman Velasco told RIA Novosti. “We are very interested in the MC-21, because its components are lighter, it consumes less fuel… Its engines are from North America, but we hope that Russia will make its own engines, which will make the […]

Russia’s Nordavia and Red Wings Announced a Merger

The shareholders of Russian airlines Nordavia and Red Wings have approved a merger of the two companies and started preparations for consolidation under common management, Nordavia said in a statement on Monday. This reported by PRIME. “We plan to create an airline holding with a united management company on the basis of Nordavia and Red […]

Russian Manufacturer Assembles 300th SaM146 Engine for Superjet

UEC Saturn, a part of Rostec Corporation, has assembled its 300th PowerJet SaM146 engine for use on Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The powerplant is produced as part of a Russian-French joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and UEC Saturn. The SaM164engine passed certification in 2010 and entered operation with the first SSJ100s in 2011. Each […]