Category: CIS

Apogee Opens Tashkent FBO Facilities

Reading Time: 1 minute Apogee has opened a new office at Tashkent Yuzhny Airport. The company is now offering flight support services in the city. Apogee is able to offer services in all major airports in Uzbekistan, these services are all provided from the International Airport headquarters in Tashkent. The Tashkent headquarters is an very important location as it covers […]

Russian Airlines Carry 81 Million Passengers in First 9 Months of 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian airlines carried 81 million passengers in the January to October 2015 period, up 0.5% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic was down 13.9% to 35.4 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Domestic traffic grew 15.5% YOY to 45.4 million. Russia’s Aeroflot Airline carried 22 million passengers in the 10-month period, up 10.6%. Transaero, […]

Flight Tests of Russia’s 5th-Generation Fighter Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute The tests confirming the flight characteristics of Russia’s fifth-generation PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet have been actually completed, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Monday. “Several planes are now primarily testing airborne avionics. The tests proving the aircraft’s flight characteristics have […]

Airbus Helicopters’ H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marignane, 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 […]

Russia’s IAC Certification Powers Transferred to Other Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute The Russian government has transferred the powers for aircraft design, engines, propellers and airfields certification from Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to other authorities. According to a government statement, these agencies include the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, although the new scheme is not yet clear. […]

Russia Signing Contract With China on Su-35 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec’s director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday. “The long negotiations have ended with the signing of a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 fighters to China,” Kladov told RIA Novosti. He […]

Russia to Enhance Aviation Security

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, is developing a new set of security measures to prevent “any illegal interference into airlines and airports activities within the country and abroad.” The statement was made following Russia’s confirmation Nov. 16 that an explosive device was responsible for the downing of a Metrojet Airbus A321 over Sinai on […]

Turkish Airlines Is Russia’s Top Foreign Carrier as Lufthansa Recedes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Airlines has become the biggest foreign carrier serving Russia as competitors including former market leader Deutsche Lufthansa AG drop flights amid a slump in demand. The Turkish operator has increased Russian flights by more than 16 percent in 2015 as international rivals cut services as much as 43 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis […]

Russia to Complete Construction of Military Bases on Kuril Islands in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute The four Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai — have been administered by Russia since the end of World War II, but Japan still lays claim to them. “Russia’s Spetsstroy companies are carrying out massive work on construction of two military bases on the Kunashir and Iturup islands” the ministry said in a […]

Russian Embassy and Emergencies Ministry to Help Tourists in Egyptian Airports

Reading Time: 1 minute Several working groups, including of the Russian embassy in Cairo, the Emergencies Ministry and the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) were sent to the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada to help Russian tourists return to their homeland, a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “Joint working groups of the Russian embassy in […]