Category: CIS

IATA Calls for a Spirit of Change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector. Today 8.5 million flights touch Europe each year. That activity supports 12.2 million jobs and $823 billion of European GDP. Those benefits have […]

Azur Air Becomes Russia’s First Boeing 737-900 Operator

With the delivery of a Boeing 737-900 to Azur Air, Russia’s biggest charter carrier becomes the country’s first operator of the largest member of the Boeing 737 NG family. The Russian airline plans to use the newly-delivered aircraft across its entire medium-haul network. The airline’s general director, Yury Stogny, expects that replacing the existing Boeing […]

New Wing Being Designed for the Sukhoi Superjet

Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) has been instructed by the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) to design new wing modifications for the would-be future members of the SSJ family, including the shortened SSJ75 version. The 75-seat model, currently under development, requires a smaller wing. The institute has already designed and produced aerodynamic models for two […]

Latest-Generation Aircraft Completely Replaces S7 Airlines Fleet

High-flying S7 Group is planning to be the first Russian airline to replace its narrow-body fleet with latest-generation Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Grigory Davydov, the group’s deputy director, has revealed to Vedomosti business daily that the country’s largest private airline is planning to phase out all of its existing A320ceos and Boeing 737NGs by 2024, […]

PD-14 Engine for Russian MC-21 Receives Certification

The Russian PD-14 turbofan engine that has been designed to power the all-new Russian MC-21 narrow-body jetliner has been granted a type certificate by the country’s federal air transport agency. This decision that signifies that the powerplant is ready for operation, reports the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. Validation of the certificate by the […]

Russia Curtails Production of the Antonov An-148 Regional Jet

Russia’s Voronezh Aircraft Production Association (VASO) has announced the production flight testing of the last of the batch of Ukrainian-designed Antonov An-148-100 regional jets for the Russian Defence Ministry. The aircraft is the 15th and final of the series of An-148s produced under contract for the Ministry. Once the final aircraft completes testing and is […]

Three New Boeing 737 МАХ 8 to NordStar Airlines

NordStar Airlines, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Russian mining and smelting corporation MMC Norilsk Nickel, has signed for operational lease of three new Boeing 737МАХ-8 aircraft from the US Aviation Capital Group, Russian Aviation Insider’s sister publication reports. First of the newest narrowbodies in two-class configuration are scheduled for delivery in April […]

Russia Receives First Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing, Air Lease Corp. and S7 Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX, via lease from ALC. S7, operated by Globus Airlines, becomes the first Russian airline to fly the new and improved 737 airplane. S7 plans to take 10 more 737 MAX jets over the next few years as part of its […]

Yakutia Superjet Slides off Runway Injuring Four Passengers

Yakutia Sukhoi Superjet 100, operating from Ulan-Ude to Yakutsk carrying 91 passengers and 5 crew members, has suffered a runway excursion and apparent landing-gear collapse. Four passengers requested medical assistance. A criminal investigation has been launched into the incident, which forced the airport to shut down between 3:20am and 10:30am on Thursday.

EU and Russia Consult on Flight Safety for Russian Airlines

Representatives of the European Union and Russia have held consultations in Brussels on issues of flight safety for Russian aircraft to member countries in the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) program, Russia’s Permanent Mission to the EU said on Friday. “On October 5, 2018, Russia-EU bilateral technical consultations were held in Brussels on issues […]