Category: CIS

MRO Sector to Top $75b In 2017, As Worker Crunch Looms

The MRO industry may struggle with a shortage of qualified technicians as soon as 2022 – the fallout from a period of record aircraft orders and reluctance by airlines to retire older types, according to aviation industry consultants. The shortage will come, however, as the global MRO industry continues a period of continued projected growth. […]

The Birthplace of New Russian Strategic Bombers

An aircraft factory in Kazan is expected to become the birthplace of a new generation of Russian Tu-160 long-range supersonic bomber aircraft known throughout the world as the White Swan. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed that the assembly of the new supersonic heavy strategic bombers will be taking place at an aircraft […]

Moscow Airports Report Increased Traffic Growth in March

The number of passengers served by Moscow’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo airports increased by 16.4% year-on-year to 6.071 million, the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) reports. To compare, the February growth across the three airports stood at 15.4%. Vnukovo saw its passenger traffic decline year-on-year in March; the Sheremetyevo figures remained unchanged, while Domodedovo built […]

Kazakhstan Bans Foreign Ownership of Country’s Airlines

The parliament of Kazakhstan has approved legislative amendments banning foreigners from holding more than 49% ownership of the country’s airlines, Kazakhstan Today newswire reports. The amendments are being introduced as part of preparing flag carrier Air Astana for privatization. Currently, 49% of the airline is owned by British company BAE Systems, with the remaining 51% […]

Global Standards, Cooperation & Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million […]

Russia Negotiating Supplies of Su-35 Fighter Jets to UAE

Russia is negotiating the delivery of a few tens of Su-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said Thursday, TASS reported. “The talks are underway, though you can imagine that it takes time to implement the task of (supplying) a few tens of jets,” he said. Manturov added […]

Flight Attendant Loses Discrimination Suit Against Russia’s Aeroflot

A Russian court has rejected a lawsuit filed by an Aeroflot flight attendant who accused the national airline of discrimination based on body size. Moscow’s Tushino District Court said on April 18 that there were “no grounds” to rule in favor of the plaintiff, Irina Iyerusalimskaya. Iyerusalimskaya was seeking to force Aeroflot to to drop […]

Pakistan Receives Its First Russian-Built Civilian Mi-171 Helicopter

Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mil Mi-171 medium utility helicopter to the administration of the Pakistani province of Punjab. This is the first-ever Russian-built civilian rotorcraft to be operated in Pakistan: until now, the country has only used Russian military helicopters. The manufacturer says the Mi-171E will be used both as a passenger transport and […]

Russian Government Has SSJ100 Plans for Red Wings

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed turning Red Wings Airlines into a vehicle for injecting up to 100 Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100) regional jetliners into the domestic route network, Kommersant daily reports. The Transport Ministry reportedly proposed the initiative. Red Wings was chosen for its previous operational experience with the type. The plan […]

Aeroflot Named Strongest Brand in Russia

Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand. Both awards were presented to Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, at a ceremony in London. Aeroflot’s status as Russia’s strongest brand was […]