Tag: Ukraine

Ryanair Cancels Planned Ukrainian Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has canceled flights to Ukraine it had planned to start in October. According to a Ryanair statement July 10, the decision was made “following Kiev airport’s [Boryspil] failure to honor a growth agreement reached at the Ministry of Infrastructure with airport officials and the current airport director general, Pavlo Riabikin, […]

Ukraine’s UIA Receives Brand-New Boeing 737-800

Reading Time: 1 minute Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), the country’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of another single-aisle Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airframe, registration code UR-PSW, was ferried directly from the manufacturing plant in Seattle. The airliner seats 186 passengers in a two-class cabin layout. It is the 39th airframe in the company’s fleet. The aircraft is to begin […]

Ukrainian Airframer Antonov Commences Flight Tests

Reading Time: 1 minute The first flying prototype of the Ukrainian Antonov An-132D cargo turboprop performed its maiden flight on March 30. The airplane took off from Svyatoshyn airfield in Kyiv, which is operated by state-owned airframer Antonov. Following a series of maneuvers, the airplane landed at Gostomel, Antonov’s primary factory airfield some 20 km to the northwest of Svyatoshyn. […]

Watch The First Flight of Saudi Arabia’s AN-132 Military Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute After conducting all its ground tests, the Saudi-Ukrainian military aircraft Antonov AN-132 completed its first flight. The AN-132 was first launched last December. Video of the aircraft’s first flight showed Antonov AN-132’s first maneuvers in Ukraine under the supervision of an engineering committee from the Saudi and Ukrainian sides. The aircraft was jointly developed by […]

China Claims Its First Aircraft Carrier Is Now Ready For Combat

Reading Time: 1 minute China’s first aircraft carrier is now ready to engage in combat, marking a milestone for a navy that has invested heavily in its ability to project power far from China’s shores. The Liaoning’s political commissar said in an interview with Tuesday’s Global Times newspaper that his ship is “constantly prepared to fight against enemies,” signaling […]

Russia No Longer Needs Ukrainian Engines for Combat Helicopters

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia has become independent from Ukrainian-produced engines VK-2500 for Mi and Ka type helicopters, now they are completely manufactured in Russia, said a spokesman of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) on Thursday, September 15. “UEC provided launching of production of the fully-Russian turboshaft engine VK-2500 for Mil and Kamov helos; previously, we used Ukrainian-made engines”, […]

Russia’s “Electronic Ears” over Aleppo in Syria

Reading Time: 3 minutes The information revolution that began with the explosion of computing technology in the 1970s which has transformed the face of warfare. Whereas in the past wars were waged by sizable military forces which sought decision by closing with the enemy and destroying him, including through close interpersonal combat, these days such actions are rare. The […]

Ukrainian Pilot Given 22-year Jail Sentence by Russian Court

Reading Time: 3 minutes A court in southern Russia has sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison, bringing to a close a controversial court case that is likely to further inflame the difficult relations between Moscow and Kiev. Savchenko was found guilty of complicity in the murder of Anton Voloshin and Igor Kornelyuk, two journalists working […]

EASA and Ukraine Extend Cooperation On Air Traffic Management

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA and the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (SAAU) concluded a new Working Arrangement (WA) on 18 January 2016. While being a step forward in EASA-SAAU relations, the new WA will also facilitate preparations for the implementation of the envisaged EU-Ukraine Common Aviation Area Agreement. The WA ensures the facilitated certification of EU and Ukrainian […]

Austrian Airlines Expands Flight Offering to Ukraine and Romania

Reading Time: 1 minute Austrian Airlines is expanding its flight offering to Ukraine and Romania. Austria’s national carrier will offer passengers two additional flights to Lviv each week and three additional weekly flights to Odessa in the summer flight schedule for 2016. In addition, one additional flight per week will be operated to Iasi in Romania. Accordingly, the country’s […]