Category: CIS

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 […]

Volga-Dnepr Technics To Set Up A Company-Based Aviation Training Center

Reading Time: 2 minutes Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) one of the lead players on Russia market of western aircraft maintenance and repair services is set to establish a Company-based Aviation Training Center located within the Moscow Aviation Cluster. EASA Part-147 Certificate granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency authorizes the Company to provide classroom and hands-on training of engineering […]

Iran Makes Order for Airbus A380 and A350

Reading Time: 1 minute It didn’t take long after the sanctions against Iran were lifted: the country has made a provisional deal with Airbus to buy eight A-380 aircraft to be delivered from 2019, according to the deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan quoted by Reuters this Sunday (24 January). The tentative deal, which the ministry hopes to complete […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

50 Fokker Aircraft Transactions in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, announces that a total of 50 Fokker aircraft were sold to 10 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during 2015 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 5 Fokker 50s, 20 Fokker 70s and 25 Fokker 100s. ‘Low operating costs, comprehensive support and more flexible Rolls-Royce Tay […]

Greece and Israel Could Replace Turkey

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Turkey has virtually stopped being a tourist destination for Russians, the demand for vacationing in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Israel could grow in 2016, says Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). “It’s so far difficult to anticipate the 2016 summer season, and the summer prices will be […]

Russian Navy to Enhance Captains’ Training in Naval Aviation Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian navy fleet in 2016 will see a significant broadening of training for captains and captains’ senior assistants on ships with naval aviation on board, according to naval aviation Chief Igor Kozhin. Russia’s navy is set to broaden the scope of training programs for its captains and senior captains’ assistants as the navy’s fleet gains […]