Category: CIS

Sukhoi Civil in Talks With Interjet Over Upgraded SSJ100

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC), manufacturer of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jet, is in talks with Mexico’s Interjet Airlines, the largest operator of the type outside Russia, regarding the replacement of its outstanding SSJ100 orders with the aircraft’s upgraded versions. The Mexican airline has announced it will be phasing out some of […]

Aeroflot Signs up for 100 Russian-Built Superjets

Aeroflot and United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for the delivery to Aeroflot, the national carrier, of 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. The document was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and President of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar during the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir […]

Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines Sign Memorandum of Understanding

According to the Memorandum, in 2019, the two airlines target to begin codesharing on domestic routes in Vietnam and Russia and expand their cooperation across several areas of the business. This would enhance the two airlines’ prosperity of the bilateral cooperation and deliver excellent benefits to customers. This agreement will further expand travel opportunities between […]

Aeroflot Boeing 737-800 Cracks Inner Windshield

An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Kemerovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 154 passengers on board, cracked windshield. Aircraft was enroute about 90nm northwest of Novosibirsk (Russia) when the crew reported a cracked windshield and descended the aircraft to reporting it was the inner layer of the windshield, that had cracked. The aircraft diverted to […]

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

In 2017, there were 4.1 billion passengers travelling by air worldwide on scheduled commercial services. Tragically, these flights resulted in 50 fatalities. Nonetheless, this rate of 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation. The number of fatal accidents also decreased, to 5 from 7 in 2016, which […]

Tupolev to Finish Pre-Draft of Supersonic Passenger Aircraft

Valery Solozobov, deputy director general for design and R&D at Tupolev, has told Sputnik that the company is working on its new supersonic plane design with leading Russian scientific institutes in the fields of aircraft materials, engine design, and aero/hydrodynamics. According to the official, further work will include studies on how to reduce sound exposure […]

Russian Government Changes its Plans Regarding Financing of IL-96-400M

The Russian government, which at the end of 2017 allocated four billion rubles (US$51.7 million) to the State Transport Leasing Corporation (known by its Russian acronym GTLK) to make advance payments for the purchase of two Ilyushin IL-96-400M wide-bodies (built by United Aircraft Corp), has identified an alternative use for the money. The sum will […]

Russia’s Utair Doubles its Losses in the First Half of 2018

Russia’s Utair Group suffered a 5.211 billion rubles loss in the first half of this year, almost doubling its losses over the same period of last year, according to the organisation’s International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) half-year report. In the passenger segment, the losses increased by 20.2 per cent to 2.543 billion rubles, whereas its […]

UTair Boeing 737 Skids off the Runway and Slids into Riverbed

Early on Saturday, UTair-operated Boeing 737, going from Moscow, skidded off the runway during rough landing in the Russian city of Sochi, slid into a river and eventually caught fire. The aircraft was evacuated, 18 occupants were injured, the others remained unhurt, one airport worker died of a heart attack. The aircraft received substantial damage beyond […]

Watch MC-21-300 Aircraft Performing Maiden Night Landing

The MC-21-300 test aircraft has performed a maiden night landing, while undergoing flight tests at the airfield of Flight Test Institute named after M.M. Gromov. The functioning of navigation and landing, as well as external lighting equipment has been checked during the flight. For instrumental testing of its systems, the aircraft has performed several passes […]