Category: CIS

RAF Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Bombers

Reading Time: 1 minute RAF combat aircraft have been scrambled after reports Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert. An RAF spokesman said the situation was “on-going” and was not uncommon.  “We have Typhoons up on a quick reaction alert. The situation is […]

Airbus A320 Neo vs Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 5 minutes The future of single-aisle aircraft is taking flight with Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX– creating better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly. In today’s aerospace market, the MAX and the Neo are the best-selling products for both manufacturers. The Boeing and Airbus fight to rule the market has already started. Both […]

Russia is Making a Huge Effort to Challenge US Influence in Iraq

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, accompanied on a trip to Baghdad by the biggest Russian delegation in years. The mission by nearly 100 government and business officials was part of a drive […]

Vueling and Ural Aircraft Runway Incursion at Barcelona

Reading Time: 1 minute While one aircraft was about to take-off, the other came into conflict on a crossing runway at Barcelona Airport. ATC defused the situation. At about down, the Vueling Airbus A320 was lining up on runway 07R(right) , while the Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was on final approach to runway 02 with landing clearance already received. […]

Serbia and Kosovo Accelerate Flight Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to accelerate plans to establish flights between Belgrade and Pristina. At last week’s high-level EU-moderated reconciliation talks in Brussels, the two sides discussed ways in which to avoid drawn-out bureaucratic procedures and unresolved airspace issues which could delay the service launch. Since Serbia and Kosovo have not regulated portions of […]

Airbus Helicopters H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and […]

Finland To Test Drones Along Russian Border

Reading Time: 1 minute Finland plans to test drones along its frontier with Russia as an increasing number of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa cross the country’s Arctic border. Major Jussi Napola, of the Finnish border guard, said Helsinki intends to run the tests along its 833-mile (1,340-kilometer) border with Russia. “The plan is to test […]

Russia To Test Next-Generation Su-35S Fighters in Syria

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s brand new Su-35S multirole fighters will go through the baptism by fire in Syria, according to a military source. Russia is preparing to test the next-generation Su-35S fighters for the first time in combat in Syria. “The General Staff has decided to run a field test of the brand-new Su-35S in Syria for the […]

Russia Learns Stealth Warplanes Are Hard To Do

Reading Time: 5 minutes After confronting serious technical and economic difficulties, Russia has dramatically cut back its air force program to field its first radar-evading “stealth” fighter jet. By delaying large-scale acquisition of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter, the Kremlin is tacitly acknowledging a truth that the U.S. military learned decades ago — and that China might also learn in […]

MAGnificent Receives Russian STC Validation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Russian authorities (IAC-AR). MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in 2015. Since, MAG has applied for various validations around the globe including Russia. Validations scheduled and applied for were determined […]