Category: CIS

IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the recent trends indicate, recovery of aviation would be more troublesome and would take longer than had been expected. The fears have been also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Following the slower-than-expected recovery in June, 2020, when measures in RPK, fell 86.5% compared to the year-ago period (slightly improved from a […]

Aeroflot Group to Have 600 Aircraft, Including 235 Russian-Built

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot, Russia’s flagship carrier, has announced about the updated strategy targeting 130 million passengers in 2028. The Group’s fleet is expected to reach 600 aircraft, of which 235 will be Russian-built. Considering the current situation, the Group is set to have each airline focused on its own priorities, introducing even more differentiation. The statement provides […]

IL-114-300 Turboprop to Take off First in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first flight of the IL-114-300 turboprop passenger aircraft is expected to take place in September, 2020, Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry revealed to TASS. Series production of the IL-114-300 planes is anticipated to start in 2023 with up to twelve aircraft produced annually. The IL-114-300 turboprop is an upgraded version of the original […]

Painted MC-21-300 to Continue Certification Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MC-21-300 test aircraft, painted at Spektr-Avia, Ulyanovsk, returned to Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region), where it will continue its flights under the certification test program. The aircraft is equipped with a passenger cabin with a maximum capacity of 211 economy class seats. The salon features increased width of seats and minimum aisle width. The […]

The Great Unknown: How Soon Will You Return to Travelling?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although step by step aviation is resuming operations, still there are too many unknown aspects and hypothetical assumptions. The summer season is usually the most busy for airlines, meanwhile winter is the hard season to stay profitable. On the regular basis. This year we deal with a very slow entrance into the peak season. According […]

IATA: 2020 to Become the Worst Year in the History of Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is still making grave impacts on the entire world, and on aviation in particular. The year of 2020 has already come into history as a year of extreme challenges. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a […]

IATA Reports Some Positive Signs of Demand Recovery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of news about deteriorating demand for air travel, a flash of some positive statistics has been reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). After hitting bottom in April (the biggest decline in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990), daily flight totals rose 30% between the low […]

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Rising Airline Industry’s Debt: Threat of Possible Failures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial aid and support to airlines is currently vitally important for the airlines, and the industry, to begin recovering after the pandemic. Airlines have received over $120 billion in financial assistance from governments.  Nevertheless, there are two sides of the same coin. With a financial help also grows the airline industry’s global debt. According to […]

First IL-96-400M to See the Light of Day by the End of 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new widebody aircraft – modification of the IL-96-300 – is getting near to the full assembly. Currently, the IL-96-400M is at the final assembly shop at Voronezh Aircraft Plant. According to Alexander Yarchevsky, acting Managing Director of VASO, the wings have been already connected to the fuselage. Now the team is going to set […]