Category: CIS

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. […]

Aeroflot Cleared to Buy Nearly 100 Boeing and Airbus Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aeroflot’s request for nearly 100 Boeing and Airbus airliners – to be delivered in the 2019 to 2023 period – has been formally approved by the Russian government. The big decision was confirmed by Denis Manturov, the country’s minister of industry and trade, after a meeting of the government commission for import substitution, headed by […]

Russia Makes Further Progress with MC-21 Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute The MC-21 aircraft developed by Irkut Corporation, which is a member of a United Aircraft Corporation, is further progressing in the flight test program. On 27 April one of the test aircraft, the MC-21-300, performed a flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport, where it will be painted according to production technologies. After the painting […]

Sheremetyevo and Moscow Cargo: New Prospects for Chinese Airlines and Importers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC and Moscow Cargo LLC, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, held a presentation of the cargo complex to their Chinese partners as a part of the strategy for development of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the field of air transport. Participants in the event included […]

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation to Create a Civil Aviation Division

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s aircraft manufacturing industry, now consolidated under the auspices of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is facing further re-organisation after its board of directors decided to increase efficiency and attractiveness for investors by merging those subsidiaries which are responsible for developing and producing civil aircraft. The new arrangement means that Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), the […]

S7 Technics is First in Russia and CIS to Perform Base MRO Checks on A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute S7 Technics (S7T) has become the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in Russia and the CIS to perform base maintenance checks on the Airbus A320neo aircraft. The maintenance work was conducted at the company’s Moscow Domodedovo airport site and included the 7500 FH / 5000 FC / 24-month 1С-check on two PW1127-powered A320neos […]

Aeroflot Named World’s Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aeroflot has been named the world’s strongest airline brand for the third year in a row by Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy. The award ceremony was held in early April 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London (UK), one of the oldest and most famous private members’ clubs in the world. […]

Conflicting Views of Sukhoi & Adria Airways: Who Cancelled SSJ100 Deal?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100, a regional jet designed by Sukhoi, a division of the United Aircraft Corporation, got into the tense situation. The deal with Adria Airways fell apart. Recently Sukhoi was battling to stay present in Europe and not to lose its only European customer CityJet, an Irish regional airline. However, uncertainties over this partnership […]

Co-owner of Russia’s S7 Group Killed in Air Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Natalia Fileva, co-owner and chairman of the board of directors of the S7 group, Russia’s largest private airline group, crashed on an airplane in Germany, the airline’s press service said. The crash of a private six-seater Epic-LT aircraft occurred while approaching Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport (IATA code: QEF) in Germany. The circumstances of the tragedy are […]

Red Wings Scraps its Airbus A220 Order and Retires its Tupolev Tu-204s

Reading Time: 3 minutes Red Wings, Russia’s only potential airline customer for the Airbus A220-300, has abandoned its plans to lease these aircraft types whilst, as part of a new fleet development strategy, the airline has also decided to retire its Tupolev Tu-204s and concentrate instead on operating Airbus A320-family aircraft until the arrival of Russia’s new-generation MC-21 narrow-body […]