Category: CIS

RusLine Ditches its Big Superjet 100 Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s regional airline RusLine has abandoned its plans to purchase 18 Superjet 100 Russian regional jets, the carrier’s owner Nikolay Ulanov told Kommersant business daily. In the wake of the SSJ100’s fatal landing at Sheremetyevo airport on May 5, RusLine withdrew from its joint negotiations with lessor Ilyushin Finance Co and Sukhoi Civil Co (SCAC), […]

Aircraft Ground Handling System Market to Reach $190bn by 2025

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Aircraft Ground Handling System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $130 billion to over $190 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Improving airport infrastructure services and technological advancement to reduce the delay in operations will drive the aircraft ground […]

Yamal Airlines Cancels Options for 10 Superjet 100s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines, the country’s second largest operator of the Superjet 100 (SSJ100), with 15 in its fleet, has abandoned plans to purchase 10 more of the type, the airline’s general director and a shareholder Vasily Kryuk has admitted. The decision is not linked to the May 5 Aeroflot SSJ100 flight SU1492 accident […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airports for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever travelled to/from Hamad International Airport in Qatar or have you ever set foot in Lisbon Portela Airport? These are two airports that appeared to top and conclude the list of the ranked airports by AirHelp. So which is evaluated the best and which has the lowest score? AirHelp assessed 133 world’s airports […]

Sukhoi SSJ100 Can Be Grounded only by Aviation Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute After fatal emergency landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100, which resulted in the aircraft bursting into flames on 5 May, 2019, citizens started signing a petition in favour of the suspension of SSJ100 operations, TASS reports. Reportedly, currently there are over 140,000 signatures. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Kremlin is aware of the […]

Language of the Sky: Learn the Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning your summer holidays and considering which airline to choose or not to choose for your journey, do not bother yourself with additional googling, the answer is here. The best and the worst airlines to fly with in 2019 have been revealed by AirHelp, AirHelp ranked 72 carriers according to the level […]

Aeroflot Accident: Human Error or Aircraft Malfunction?

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the crash-landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 on 5 May, 2019, the investigation into the deadly accident, which took the lives of 41 people, was launched.  The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that as possible reasons are considered the following: poor qualification of pilots, dispatchers and the personnel who performed technical check of the […]

Aeroflot Plane Fire Death Toll Rises to 41

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED 01:20 (UTC +3), 6 May 2019 According to the latest data from the investigation team, the deadly accident took the lives of 41 people onboard of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by Aeroflot on 5 May. Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 was performing a flight SU-1492 from Moscow to Murmansk when it went for emergency […]

LCC Start-Up FlyArystan Targets 700,000 Passengers in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kazakhstan’s decision to implement legislative changes that enable airlines to charge passengers for baggage and other ancillary services, has culminated in the launch of FlyArystan, the central Asian country’s new low-fare airline, which took to the skies on May 1 for its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) and Taraz. […]