Category: CIS

SSJ100 Production Rate up in 2017

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) built 34 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jets in 2017, or nearly 55% up on 2016. The previous peak in production dates back to 2014 at 37 airframes. SCAC delivered 30 SSJ100s in 2017. The aircraft mostly went to VEB Leasing, which has a lease contract with Aeroflot for […]

UIA: Antonov Aircraft No Alternative to Embraers

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), the country’s largest carrier, has announced its 2018 fleet expansion plans. The operator expects to add 12 aircraft, including four Boeing 777s, six Boeing 737-800s, and two Embraer E190s. It will also continue to gradually phase out its 737CLs. However, these expectations, particularly with regard to the Embraers, have now been […]

Second MC-21 Prototype Said to Fly in Early March at Latest

The second flying prototype of Russia’s Irkut MC-21 narrowbody program will join the flight test program in late February or early March this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has tweeted. Initially, the new stage of Russia’s next generation narrowbody program was scheduled to commence before the end of 2017. The first MC-21 prototype […]

Russia’s PD-14 Turbofan Engine Enters Third Phase of Flight Tests

Russia’s Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine program has entered the third phase of flight tests, United Engine Corporation (UEC) reports. The phase is intended for verifying the results of the previous, pre-certification test flights, after which the Federal Air Transport Agency is expected to issue a type certificate for the powerplant. A single production-compliant flying prototype is […]

Aviation Voice Launches Ranking of Aviation Training Centres

Aviation Voice, a global aviation news provider, is glad to announce the launch of an ambitious project, Ranking of Aviation Training Centres, aimed at a broad comparison of aviation training centres located all over the world. Considering general tendencies within the rapidly developing aviation market and intensifying interest in aviation training, Aviation Voice has decided […]

Ukraine Considers Creation of Two New Airlines

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian has announced that negotiations on establishment of two airlines with foreign and Ukrainian capital are currently underway. According to him, these carriers may begin operation in Ukraine next year. Omelian made the announcement on the Espresso.TV television channel. “We started negotiations with three companies at the beginning of this […]

Russia Asks Latvia to Enforce 20 mln Euro from airBaltic

Russia in November has sent a legal assistance request to Latvia, asking to enforce more than EUR 20 million from Latvian national carrier airBaltic. This is reported by The Baltic Course with reference to the information of the Latvian agency LETA. The claim is related with Russia’s bankrupt Investbank that belonged to Vladimir Antonov, the […]

Russia to Produce LEAP Powerplant Components from 2018

Russian aero-engine specialist UEC Saturn in 2018 will launch production of components for CFM International LEAP powerplants, which are intended for new-generation Airbus, Boeing, and COMAC narrowbody airliners. As follows from the company’s quarterly report, its division involved in the manufacture of blades for the SaM146 engine (the one powering the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional […]

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being “forcibly diverted” to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to pile up. The good news, […]

Pulkovo Airport at St. Petersburg Welcomes 16 Million Passengers in 2017

On December 28, Pulkovo Airport welcomed its 16 millionth passenger in 2017, thus marking a historic record in passenger traffic figures of St. Petersburg airport for one calendar year. The previous highest number was 14.3 million people that Pulkovo greeted in 2014. The lucky winner of the honorary 16-millionth status was Anna Tunikova. She arrived […]