Category: CIS

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Aeroflot Finally Welcomes Long-Awaited First Airbus A350 XWB

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia. The member of the SkyTeam alliance has also become the launch operator of the type in Eastern Europe and CIS. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines powered widebody features a three-class cabin layout with 316 seats. According to a statement, the plane will be […]

Moldovan Start-up HiSky Set to Enter Small but Crowded Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes With its Airline Operator’s Certificate (AOC) pending, Moldovan start-up low-cost carrier (LCC) HiSky is to launch operations from April 10, offering direct scheduled low-frequency services from the nation’s Chisinau capital to six destinations in Europe: London Stansted, Dublin, Lisbon, Paris Beauvais, Bologna and Dusseldorf. On all of its announced routes, except Dusseldorf, the airline is […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Coronavirus Declared International Concern Over Global Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutes UPDATED 31 January, 2020, 1:48 pm (UTC +2) The novel coronavirus has been announced to be a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease was declared a threat on the international level due to the cases of the virus springing up in other countries […]

First PD-14 Engine Arrives for Installation on MC-21 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Russian-built PD-14 engine has already arrived at Irkutsk Aviation Plant to be installed on the Russian-built aircraft – MC-21-300. After the installation is completed, the aircraft is set to begin flight tests. The schedule, however, is yet to be agreed by both the United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation. According to Russian […]

Investigation of Bek Air Crash: Severe Safety Violations Discovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a result of investigation launched into the Bek Air Fokker 100 crash in December, 2019, the Kazakhstan Aviation Administration (KAA) has identified a number of severe safety violations by the carrier and its crew, after examining the airline. One of the main violations is related to airworthiness of the Bek Air fleet, which was […]

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]