Category: CIS

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Russia’s Passenger Traffic Up 4% in October

Russian airlines carried 7.7 million passengers in October, up 4% year-over-year (YOY), according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. International traffic was down 1.8% to 3 million passengers, while domestic traffic grew 8.2% to 4.6 million passengers. In the January-October period, Russian airlines carried 75.3 million passengers, down 6.8% YOY. Aeroflot carried 24.3 million […]

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Russian Navy Gets Advanced Su-30SM Fighters

Russia’s naval aviation has received a batch of advanced Su-30SM (Flanker-C) multirole fighter jets, Navy spokesman Igor Drygalo said. Su-30SM are air superiority jets of the 4++ generation that combine functions of a fighter and a bomber. They are produced in Irkutsk in southern Siberia. “The handover ceremony took place at the airfield of the […]

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Airbus Hopes to Deliver Up To 80 A350 Aircraft in 2017

Airbus tentatively aims to deliver as many as 80 A350 jetliners in 2017, two people familiar with the plans said. The target marks a new stage in ambitious plans to raise output of the company’s newest long-haul jet to 10 a month in 2018, but depends mainly on how successful suppliers will be in curbing […]

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Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market

A PricewaterhouseCoopers report pegs the agriculture drone market to be worth $32.4 billion. You might be familiar with the idea of drones delivering consumer packages or monitoring security areas, but did you know that drones were first used commercially in Japan for agricultural purposes? In fact, agricultural efficiency is poised to take a big leap […]

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Pilots, Leap Into Action – Airlines are Looking for You

After coping with terrorism, bankruptcies and consolidation, the largest airlines of the world are facing a new problem: a looming worldwide pilot shortage. The recent boom in air travel has created an urgent demand for new aircraft and additional flights as well as new routes all over the world which, in turn, have served the […]

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World’s Best Airlines for 2017 Awarded by AirlineRatings

AirlineRatings.com the world’s foremost safety and product rating website has selected Air New Zealand as its 2017 Airline of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. AirlineRatings.com celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Winners include: Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore […]

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Russia Ready to Deliver Six MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Serbia

The Russian authorities have expressed readiness to deliver six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia if Belgrade covers the jet fighters’ repair costs, Serbian media reported. “Moscow allegedly indicated that the repair of jet fighters and related equipment requires about $50 million,” a governmental source was quoted as saying by the Naslovna Strana newspaper. According to […]

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Long-Looming Pilot Shortage May Be Near

A worldwide shortage of pilots – forecast for more than 15 years – has so far failed to materialise, but there are worrying signs. Simulation and training company CAE points out that US regional carriers, seen as a source of pilots by the majors, cannot expand and often have to drop schedules or routes because […]

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Air Astana Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus […]

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Russia and China Reveal Their Alternative to Airbus and Boeing

A mock-up of a wide-body passenger aircraft jointly being developed by Moscow and Beijing has been presented at Airshow China. The new plane is expected to challenge the Airbus-Boeing duopoly. Manufacturers Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have announced the start of the search for suppliers. They didn’t provide any […]