Tag: Russia

RusLine Ditches its Big Superjet 100 Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s regional airline RusLine has abandoned its plans to purchase 18 Superjet 100 Russian regional jets, the carrier’s owner Nikolay Ulanov told Kommersant business daily. In the wake of the SSJ100’s fatal landing at Sheremetyevo airport on May 5, RusLine withdrew from its joint negotiations with lessor Ilyushin Finance Co and Sukhoi Civil Co (SCAC), […]

Sukhoi SSJ100 Can Be Grounded only by Aviation Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute After fatal emergency landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100, which resulted in the aircraft bursting into flames on 5 May, 2019, citizens started signing a petition in favour of the suspension of SSJ100 operations, TASS reports. Reportedly, currently there are over 140,000 signatures. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Kremlin is aware of the […]

Aeroflot Cleared to Buy Nearly 100 Boeing and Airbus Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aeroflot’s request for nearly 100 Boeing and Airbus airliners – to be delivered in the 2019 to 2023 period – has been formally approved by the Russian government. The big decision was confirmed by Denis Manturov, the country’s minister of industry and trade, after a meeting of the government commission for import substitution, headed by […]

Russia Makes Further Progress with MC-21 Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute The MC-21 aircraft developed by Irkut Corporation, which is a member of a United Aircraft Corporation, is further progressing in the flight test program. On 27 April one of the test aircraft, the MC-21-300, performed a flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport, where it will be painted according to production technologies. After the painting […]

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation to Create a Civil Aviation Division

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s aircraft manufacturing industry, now consolidated under the auspices of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is facing further re-organisation after its board of directors decided to increase efficiency and attractiveness for investors by merging those subsidiaries which are responsible for developing and producing civil aircraft. The new arrangement means that Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the […]

Aeroflot Named World’s Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aeroflot has been named the world’s strongest airline brand for the third year in a row by Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy. The award ceremony was held in early April 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London (UK), one of the oldest and most famous private members’ clubs in the world. […]

Conflicting Views of Sukhoi & Adria Airways: Who Cancelled SSJ100 Deal?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100, a regional jet designed by Sukhoi, a division of the United Aircraft Corporation, got into the tense situation. The deal with Adria Airways fell apart. Recently Sukhoi was battling to stay present in Europe and not to lose its only European customer CityJet, an Irish regional airline. However, uncertainties over this partnership […]

Co-owner of Russia’s S7 Group Killed in Air Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Natalia Fileva, co-owner and chairman of the board of directors of the S7 group, Russia’s largest private airline group, crashed on an airplane in Germany, the airline’s press service said. The crash of a private six-seater Epic-LT aircraft occurred while approaching Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport (IATA code: QEF) in Germany. The circumstances of the tragedy are […]

Red Wings Scraps its Airbus A220 Order and Retires its Tupolev Tu-204s

Reading Time: 3 minutes Red Wings, Russia’s only potential airline customer for the Airbus A220-300, has abandoned its plans to lease these aircraft types whilst, as part of a new fleet development strategy, the airline has also decided to retire its Tupolev Tu-204s and concentrate instead on operating Airbus A320-family aircraft until the arrival of Russia’s new-generation MC-21 narrow-body […]

Over 400 Pilots in Russia Suspended After Prosecutors’ Checks

Reading Time: 1 minute More than 400 air pilots were suspended last year following prosecutors’ checks, Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika told the Prosecutor-General’s Office board meeting on Tuesday. “In order to ease the role of human errors in air crashes we continued inspections of civil aviation flight schools. A total of 425 air pilots were suspended until the elimination of […]