Category: CIS

Rusline CRJ-200 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute A Rusline Canadair CRJ-200, performing flight from Voronezh to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia), experienced runway excursion. Aircraft was taxiing on the runway for departure from runway 12 at about 07:30L (04:30Z) when the aircraft skidded off the runway and came to a stop with the nose gear on soft ground, the main wheels still on the runway. […]

Ural Airlines A320 Mobile Stairs Collapse During Boarding

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ural Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Barnaul to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia), platform of stairs collapses during boarding. Aircraft was boarding via a mobile stair with a number of people waiting on its platform to walk through the cabin door when the platform collapsed causing the passengers to fall down onto the apron. West Siberia’s […]

Russia Allocates 10.5 Billion Roubles For MC-21

Reading Time: 1 minute The MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body airliner programme, remains under the close supervision of the country’s government, which is also continuing to contribute sponsorship funds directly from the federal budget. The latest allocation of state funds authorised by government decree and which came into effect on February 6, is in line with the government’s aim to […]

Russian Airports Pass Historic Passengers Milestone

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian airports collectively handled some 206.99 million passengers last year, according to figures collected by Rosaviatsiya, the country’s aviation authority. 2018 was the first time in Russia’s aviation history that the number of air passengers exceeded the 200 million mark, an 11 per cent improvement on 2017. Moscow’s three airports of Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo, […]

UTAir Boeing 737 Reports Electrical Problems

Reading Time: 1 minute A UTAir Boeing 737-500, performing flight from Moscow Vnukovo to Grozny (Russia), reported electrical problems. Aircraft was in the initial climb out of Vnukovo when the aircraft suffered electrical problems taking out the left hand instruments, the transponder and associated systems. The crew returned to Vnukovo for a safe landing. A replacement Boeing 737-500 reached Grozny […]

Aeroflot Boeing 737 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Astana (Kazakhstan) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 78 people on board, experienced runway excursion while vacating the runway. Aircraft landed on Sheremetyevo’s runway 24L, rolled out safely and was about to vacate the runway via turn off A5, when the nose gear went off paved surface just past the […]

Superjet 100 Production Rates Reduced by Third

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) last year considerably – by one third – has reduced the number of Superjet 100 regional jets produced, compared to successful 2017. SCAC has built just 23 SSJ100s in 2018, 11 aircraft short of 2017 output. The significant reduction of production rates is believed to be linked to the […]

Rostec Takes Ownership of 83% of UAC

Reading Time: 1 minute In line with the Russian government’s October decision to hand control of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to state-owned technology and aviation giant Rostec, the latter is pushing ahead to take over UAC’s shares from current owner Rosimuschestvo, the federal agency for state-owned property management. The integration process was originally scheduled to be completed within 18 […]

RECORD | Russia Reaches 1,681 Million Flights in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The air traffic intensity in Russia increased by 9.8% in 2018 and reached record-breaking 1.681 million flights, the Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsiya reported. “The traffic in upper airspace of the Russian Federation reached the record level of 1.681 million flights [of Russian and foreign airlines – TASS] in 12 months of 2018; growth versus the […]

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]