Tag: Russia

Russia Curtails Production of the Antonov An-148 Regional Jet

Russia’s Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO) has announced the production flight testing of the last of the batch of Ukrainian-designed Antonov An-148-100 regional jets for the Russian Defence Ministry. The aircraft is the 15th and final of the series of An-148s produced under contract for the Ministry. Once the final aircraft completes testing and is […]

Yakutia Superjet Slides off Runway Injuring Four Passengers

Yakutia Sukhoi Superjet 100, operating from Ulan-Ude to Yakutsk carrying 91 passengers and 5 crew members, has suffered a runway excursion and apparent landing-gear collapse. Four passengers requested medical assistance. A criminal investigation has been launched into the incident, which forced the airport to shut down between 3:20am and 10:30am on Thursday.

EU and Russia Consult on Flight Safety for Russian Airlines

Representatives of the European Union and Russia have held consultations in Brussels on issues of flight safety for Russian aircraft to member countries in the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) program, Russia’s Permanent Mission to the EU said on Friday. “On October 5, 2018, Russia-EU bilateral technical consultations were held in Brussels on issues […]

UTair Boeing 737 Skids off the Runway and Slids into Riverbed

Early on Saturday, UTair-operated Boeing 737, going from Moscow, skidded off the runway during rough landing in the Russian city of Sochi, slid into a river and eventually caught fire. The aircraft was evacuated, 18 occupants were injured, the others remained unhurt, one airport worker died of a heart attack. The aircraft received substantial damage beyond […]

Aeroflot and S7 Group Outgrow the Russian Market

Russia’s two largest airline groups of Aeroflot (including the title carrier, Rossiya, low-cost carrier Pobeda and Aurora Airlines), and S7 Group (S7 Airlines and Globus), have reported all-year high traffic growth rates for July. In doing so, both groups have outperformed the Russian industry average of 6.3 per cent year-on-year, the year’s lowest, according to […]

UAC and COMAC Approved the General Layout of CR929 Aircraft

On 6 June United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) approved the general layout of CR929 long-range wide-body aircraft. The parties agreed as to the aircraft principal geometry – wing span and shape, fuselage length, fuselage nose and tail section dimensions, aircraft fins sizing and form, location of engines, landing […]

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 […]

Saratov Airlines Suspends All Flights Effective 30 May

The Saratov Airlines announces the cancellation of all flights from may 30, 2018, the report said on the airline’s website. The air operator certificate of Saratov Airlines has been annulled from Wednesday and the Transport Ministry is working on carrying the passengers of the failed airline, according to the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) statement. […]

Russia Creates Substitutes for Ukrainian Aircraft and Naval Engines

Russia has coped with the task of import substitution in the field of aircraft and naval engine engineering, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. This reported by TASS. “I can say that there is no dependence on Ukrainian products any more. The situation with western supplies is changing cardinally. We’ve coped with the […]