Tag: Russia

SURVEY | One Third of Russian Respondents Prefer Western-Built Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the May 5 fatal accident of the Russian-made Superjet 100 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, 33 per cent of Russian respondents to a survey conducted by Sberbank say they prefer to use western-built jets from Airbus and Boeing. Although the majority of Russians – some 53 per cent – insist that the type of aircraft […]

Captain of Montenegro Airlines Fokker 100 Becomes Incapacitated

Reading Time: 1 minute A Montenegro Airlines Fokker 100, registration 4O-AOM performing flight YM-610 from Tivat (Montenegro) to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) with 85 passengers and 5 crew, was descending towards Moscow when the captain felt sick and became unconscious. The first officer took control of the aircraft and diverted the aircraft to Kaluga (Russia), about 70nm southwest of Moscow […]

End of the Tupolev 204 Passenger Aircraft Era in Russia

Reading Time: 3 minutes Russia’s airlines have reached the end of the runway with regard to operating passenger versions of the Tupolev Tu-204 mid-haul airliner, a period which lasted 23 years. The history of the type proved much shorter than its famous predecessors – the Tu-134 was in operation for 53 years and the Tu-154 is still flying and […]

Russia’s Irkut Orders 40 PW1400G Engines for MС-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian plane-maker Irkut Corporation has ordered 40 PW1400G engines (20 pairs of the powerplants) for its advanced MC-21 mid-haul aircraft from the USA’s United Technologies Corporation (UTC), according to Russian government procurement site data. The geared turbofan engines are the product of UTC’s daughter company Pratt & Whitney. According to the purchasing data, the order […]

Checks of Superjets Ordered Although Meeting All Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute In the aftermath of Aeroflot Superjet crash-landing 5 May, 2019, SSJ100 aircraft fall under close scrutiny again. Although the investigation team has not announced the final conclusions yet and preliminary report suggest human error as the main reason, checks of every single operating SSJ100 planes were ordered. Last week, federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, requested […]

Aeroflot not to Get Compensation for Delayed MC-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deliveries to launch customer Aeroflot of Russia’s advanced narrow-body MC-21 aircraft project have been postponed until 2021, Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec corporation, the new parent of Irkut, the aircraft’s manufacturer, has confirmed. “Serial production of the MC-21 will be delayed until 2021. Aeroflot won’t receive the first aircraft before 2021,” he has revealed to […]

Aeroflot SSJ100 Crash-Landing Uncovers Troubles in Russian Aviation

Reading Time: 1 minute After the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Sheremetyevo airport claiming the lives of 41 people out of 78, Russian aviation has come under close scrutiny. Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chayka says the problems are serious. Addressing the Russian parliament, Prosecutor General stressed that the aviation industry needs attention as the Russian state program aimed […]

Airbus A220 to Be Given Russian Type Certification in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A220 (formerly named the Bombardier CSeries) is undergoing certification procedures in Russia in an effort propelled by its manufacturer, its engine maker Pratt & Whitney and Russia’s aviation authority Rosavitsiya. Airbus is confident that the A220 family of aircraft will prove to be popular among Russian operators and forecasts that demand in the […]

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 […]