Category: CIS

An-12 Cargo Plane Loses over 3 Tonnes of Gold During Takeoff

An An-12 cargo plane carrying some 9 tonnes of gold has lost a third of its cargo during takeoff from the Yakutsk airport in Eastern Siberia, a local transport police spokesman told TASS on Thursday. Earlier reports said that the plane’s cargo hatch was partially torn off by a strong flow of air during takeoff. […]

Russia’s UEC to Supply Powerplant for Il-96-400M Widebody

Perm Engine Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), plans to begin deliveries of its PS-90A1 engines for the four-engined Ilyushin Il-96-400M widebody this year. “We are working on an initial set of engines,” says Managing Director Sergey Popov, commenting on the Il-96-400M project. “We will supply enough of these for the [Il-96-400M] […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]

MC-21 Narrowbody to Sport Russian PD-14 Engines from 2019

The Aviadvigatel PD-14-powered version of Russia’s new-generation Irkut MC-21 narrowbody is scheduled to be rolled out in Q2 2019 following system checks and tests of the engine’s compatibility with the aircraft, Sergey Popov, managing director of UEC – Perm Engines, has announced. There are currently three PD-14 examples being assembled for testing purposes. These powerplants […]

Ilyushin is Ready to Establish a Serial Production of IL-114-300

Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) is ready to start serial production of Il-114-300 aircraft as soon as possible, which will replace the fleet of imported planes used by Russian air carriers for inter-regional flights, reported by Ilyushin press service. “We understand that the regional aviation market is very promising, and in […]

Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. On 24 […]

Ukraine International Airlines Expands Fleet

As a part of an ongoing fleet renewal and expansion program, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) took delivery of its first Boeing 777-200ER widebody and yet another Boeing 737-800 narrowbody earlier this month. The arrival of the first 777-200ER, on lease from AerCap, marks the initial stage of UIA’s long-haul fleet development program. Three more 777s […]

Moscow Airports Grew at Different Pace in January 2018

The traffic growth rates at Moscow’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo airports were extremely disparate in January 2018. Vnukovo demonstrated the best results with a 25.5% improvement in traffic figures on the same month in 2017. In absolute figures, the airport served 1.355 million passengers. Vnukovo attributes the success to increased average daily flying times and […]

Russia to Produce All-Composite Version of Legacy An-2 Biplane

The TVS-2DTS all-composite light multirole single-engine turboprop, a thoroughly upgraded version of the Soviet-designed Antonov An-2 biplane, will be produced serially by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, which is in turn a subsidiary of state-owned Rostec Corporation) starting from 2019. A joint news release by Rostec and Russia’s Ministry of Industry and […]

Demand for Private Jets to Grow in 2018

According to IATA, the number of travellers will continue to rise in 2018. Airline passenger numbers are expected to increase to 4.3 billion. So airlines should also expect growth in the number of new aircraft in the market. The European business aviation company KlasJet has noticed this trend too, in the rising number of flight […]