Category: CIS

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to […]

Checks of Superjets Ordered Although Meeting All Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute In the aftermath of Aeroflot Superjet crash-landing 5 May, 2019, SSJ100 aircraft fall under close scrutiny again. Although the investigation team has not announced the final conclusions yet and preliminary report suggest human error as the main reason, checks of every single operating SSJ100 planes were ordered. Last week, federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, requested […]

Aeroflot not to Get Compensation for Delayed MC-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deliveries to launch customer Aeroflot of Russia’s advanced narrow-body MC-21 aircraft project have been postponed until 2021, Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec corporation, the new parent of Irkut, the aircraft’s manufacturer, has confirmed. “Serial production of the MC-21 will be delayed until 2021. Aeroflot won’t receive the first aircraft before 2021,” he has revealed to […]

Airlines to Face the Worst Year Since 2014

Reading Time: 1 minute Rising fuel prices and issues with global trade are greatly weakening the business environment for airlines, IATA announced. According to forecast, “in 2019 overall costs are expected to grow by 7.4%, outpacing a 6.5% rise in revenues. As a result, net margins are expected to be squeezed to 3.2% (from 3.7% in 2018)”. “Margins are […]

INTERESTING I How Do Pilots Communicate in Case of Emergency?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most probably each of us has seen a movie with some unexpected twists during flights. And, of course, everyone loves seeing a pilot performing safe and heroic landing. Sometimes it may even seem that one is taking a lot of spontaneous decisions and saves the day by depending on his own judgement.  However, there exists […]

Aeroflot SSJ100 Crash-Landing Uncovers Troubles in Russian Aviation

Reading Time: 1 minute After the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Sheremetyevo airport claiming the lives of 41 people out of 78, Russian aviation has come under close scrutiny. Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chayka says the problems are serious. Addressing the Russian parliament, Prosecutor General stressed that the aviation industry needs attention as the Russian state program aimed […]

Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative trend in year-on-year demand that began in January. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers […]

Airbus A220 to Be Given Russian Type Certification in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A220 (formerly named the Bombardier CSeries) is undergoing certification procedures in Russia in an effort propelled by its manufacturer, its engine maker Pratt & Whitney and Russia’s aviation authority Rosavitsiya. Airbus is confident that the A220 family of aircraft will prove to be popular among Russian operators and forecasts that demand in the […]

UAC Initiates Lawsuit Against Ukraine’s Antonov State Company

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has filed a lawsuit against Antonov State Company with the Moscow Arbitration Court, according to the data of the arbitration cases register. This reported by TASS. The lawsuit was filed on May 23, has not been accepted for hearing yet, no other details have been provided. A source in UAC’s […]

S7 Technics: Newly Painted Livery for Air Astana Embraer E190

Reading Time: 2 minutes S7 Technics’ Mineralnye Vody-based aircraft painting centre has completed its first work on an Embraer aircraft. Air Astana dispatched one of its Embraer E190s to Mineralnye Vody for a planned refreshing of its paint under a long-term contract with S7 Technics. The aircraft is the fifth in Air Astana’s fleet to have been painted by […]