Tag: Russia

Russian Jet Fighters in Asia: Why Politics Still Matters

Reading Time: 4 minutes Moscow faces competition in attempting to sell its most modern jet in Asia. Its best selling point is still politics. Russia is known for exporting combat aircraft throughout the world. From the beginning of the Cold War onward, Soviet and Russian MiGs, Sukhois and Yaks have formed the backbone of many air forces throughout the […]

Russian Airlines Carry 81 Million Passengers in First 9 Months of 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian airlines carried 81 million passengers in the January to October 2015 period, up 0.5% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic was down 13.9% to 35.4 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Domestic traffic grew 15.5% YOY to 45.4 million. Russia’s Aeroflot Airline carried 22 million passengers in the 10-month period, up 10.6%. Transaero, […]

Flight Tests of Russia’s 5th-Generation Fighter Jet

Reading Time: < 1 minute The tests confirming the flight characteristics of Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet have been actually completed, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Monday. “Several planes are now primarily testing airborne avionics. The tests proving the aircraft’s flight characteristics have […]

WikiLeaks: Turkey Planned Su-24 Downing Six Weeks Before the Incident?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan planned to shoot down a Russian warplane engaged in Moscow’s anti-Daesh […]

Russia’s IAC Certification Powers Transferred to Other Authorities

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Russian government has transferred the powers for aircraft design, engines, propellers and airfields certification from Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to other authorities. According to a government statement, these agencies include the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, although the new scheme is not yet clear. […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]

Russian Aircraft Breached Israeli Airspace Without Confrontation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Israeli defense minister Moshe “Bogey” Ya’alon confirmed Sunday that Russian military aircraft, on at least one occasion, have breached Israeli airspace–without confrontation. “When we understood that the Russians were planning to act inside Syria, we immediately met–also the prime minister–with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, including the [Israeli] chief of staff and the assistant chief of […]

Russia Banned Charter Flights to Turkey

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia has banned charter flights between Russia and Turkey, as part of economic sanctions announced Nov. 28 due to increased tensions between the two countries after the downing of a Russian fighter jet over Syria by Turkey. Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said the authority is obliged to arrange relevant regulations as soon as possible. […]

Russia Moves Air Defense System Near Turkish Border

Reading Time: 4 minutes President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow. The S-400 missile systems will be sent […]

Russia Signing Contract With China on Su-35 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec’s director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday. “The long negotiations have ended with the signing of a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 fighters to China,” Kladov told RIA Novosti. He […]