Category: CIS

Sukhoi to Decide on New Superjet Variant by 1Q 2018

Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC) must decide by 1Q 2018 about whether to begin developing a smaller or larger variant of the SSJ100 Superjet. Speaking at the Dubai Air Show, newly installed SCAC president Alexander Rubtsov said discussions were underway with customers as to whether a shortened 75-seat version or a stretched variant […]

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

Boeing, SCAT Airlines Finalize Order for Six 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s on the final day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The agreement, valued at $674 million at current list prices, also includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s. “The 737 MAX 8 fits our network strategy as we expand to include […]

This is Airbus Largest Single Announcement Ever

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements […]

Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 Crash Kills Eight, Child Survives

A small passenger plane has crashed in the Russian Far East, killing up to 8 people on board, according to local police. One child has survived the crash. According to the latest reports, eight people are thought to have been killed, including two crew members. A three-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane […]

Pilots Haven’t Ever Been Able to ‘Replay’ Their Landings, Until Now

Video of a recent landing in Sao Paolo went viral as an aircraft, billowed by gale force cross-winds, was forced to abort a landing attempt despite touching down on the runway with its rear wheels. Unfortunately, that video would be the only time the pilot operating that particular flight would be able to see himself land. […]

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with New Airbus A321

Aeroflot has taken delivery of new A321 aircraft equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. The VP-BTH aircraft is named in honour of Robert Rozhdestvensky, a prominent Russian poet of the second half of the XXth century. The airliner is designed in a new enhanced two class composition with 16 seats in business and 167 […]

Sci-Fi Inspired Wearable Provides Hands-Free Solutions for MRO Workers

Billed as “an industry wearable Boba Fett would’ve loved,” the world’s first voice-controlled, head-mounted wearable is designed to free the hands of technicians and engineers in industrial environments. The RealWear HMT-1 can be worn with a helmet and safety glasses as it delivers computing power and remote collaboration functionality. RealWear credits part of the design’s […]

Airbus Reports Nine-Month 2017 Results

Airbus SE reported nine-month 2017 financial results and confirmed its guidance for the full year. “The strong backlog and a healthy market environment continue to support our commercial aircraft production ramp-up plans,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. “We confirm our outlook even though this year’s delivery schedule is extremely back-loaded, largely due to […]

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Sign Sister Airport Agreement

Munich Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport are forging closer ties: at a special ceremony, the top managers of the two hubs, Dr. Dmitriy Kamenshchik, Chairman of the Board Moscow Domodedovo Airport Group and Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the partnership is a systematic […]