Tag: Russia

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 […]

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. […]