Category: CIS

Russia Set to Sell SuperJets to Iran

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has confirmed an unspecified Iranian airline will shortly acquire twelve SSJ 100-95s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Earlier this year, the Mehr news agency quoted the Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Maqsoud Asadi Samani, as saying the Russian manufacturer had applied to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

India, Russia Have Finalised Agreement To Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement to produce light weight multi-role ‘Kamov 226T’ helicopters in India. The document is awaiting formal registration with relevant bodies in the respective countries which is likely to take another “month or two”, a top Russian defence executive was quoted as saying […]

The Most Deadly Plane Crashes In Aviation History

Probably you will admit that today air travel has become affordable for almost everyone and the aircraft manufacturers are doing everything to meet the growing demand and make our flights as safe as possible. Unfortunately, since the first flight in 1903, the history of air travel has counted more than 1000 deadly accidents. Even taking […]

Russia Has Stopped Production Of Su-25

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has stopped production of Su-25 ground attack aircraft, defence-blog.com reported. Russia stopped mass production of Su-25 ground attack aircraft, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on 7 February. The light attack aircraft based on Yak-130 will submit a potential replacement for the Su-25 series. The new aircraft will be […]

US and Russia World’s Largest Exporters of Weapons in 2012-2016

The United States and Russia maintain their leading positions in exports of major weapons during the period of 2012-2016 jointly amounting to 56 percent of global arms exports, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said. According to SIPRI, the United States continued to be the leader in global arms exports over the last five years […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Debuts on February 17

Boeing’s 787-10, the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, will be rolled out on February 17, at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston. The airplane begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, has received 149 orders from […]

Another Approach To Monitoring Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications. “P&WC’s Oil Analysis Technology is in the final […]

Flower Shipments Bloom for Valentine’s Day at IAG Cargo

Flower volumes have bloomed at IAG Cargo in the run up to Valentine’s Day and demand for high-end chocolate has also grown. The airline group, which consists of British Airways World Cargo, Iberia Cargo, Aer Lingus, bmi and Vueling, has seen an 18 per cent increase in flower volumes from Columbia and Ecuador, while high-end […]

Travel To The USA Suffers 6.5% Trump Slump

President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travellers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys, the travel intelligence analyst, which monitors travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions a day. The findings show that after Trump’s initial […]

Aeroflot Named Strongest Airline Brand in the World

Aeroflot has been named the strongest airline brand globally in 2017 by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Brand strength is based on observing the brand’s current performance, accessing the relevant beliefs, associations and attitudes in the minds of consumers, and estimating the brand’s future performance and profit streams. […]