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Sheremetyevo Airport Officially Opened Terminal С

Sheremetyevo International Airport's new passenger terminal - built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards - was opened to the public. The official opening ceremony was attended by Aleksandr Yurchik, Transport Deputy Minister of Russia; Aleksandr Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency; Igor Bryntsalov, Head of the Moscow Region Duma; Aleksandr Ponomarenko, Chai...

The seventh freedom of air starting early 2020 at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

Starting January 1, 2020, Pulkovo Airport will introduce the seventh-freedom rights regime for foreign airlines to fly to St. Petersburg. The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation approved a list of 30 countries. “We are grateful for the tremendous support from the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transp...

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Named World Most Punctual Airport

Travel data and analytics expert Cirium has named Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) the world's most punctual airport in the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review. SVO operated the most on-schedule departing flights, with 95 percent being on time. SVO was number one in both the category for Global Airports, and the category for Large Airports. The rankings come from Cirium...

Aeroflot named Best China-Europe Transit Airline

Aeroflot has once again been recognised as the Best Airline for China-Europe Transit. The award was given to Aeroflot for the second consecutive year at the Stars Awards ceremony 2019, which took place in Shanghai at the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel. The Stars Awards recognise the leading international companies in the Chinese travel industry, including global airlines. Winners of the Star...

Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense started joint state tests of Mi-26T2V heavy-lift military transport helicopter which are to last until the end of 2020. As part of Russian Helicopters' program on upgrading the heavy Mi-26 helicopter for the Russian Aerospace Forces, in 2018 Rostvertol produced a p...

SSJ100 meets the European standards for controller–pilot digital private communications

SSJ100 aircraft has successfully completed test flights and proved the performance capability of ATN system in real conditions in Europe. The installation of this system today is relevant primarily for the operators flying to EU countries. Equipping of all civil passenger aircraft with ATN system starting from February, 2020 is a mandatory requirement of the European aviation authorities for fligh...

SCAC has obtained Major Change Approval for SSJ100 with horizontal winglets

SSJ100 aircraft with horizontal winglets (saberlets) has successfully accomplished a series of flight tests following the results of which Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company has obtained a Major Change Approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation. First aircraft with the winglets has been delivered by SCAC to Severstal Aircompany (AC tail number is RA89135). The main adva...

A series of wind tunnel tests of the standard model has been completed under CR929 program

The next stage of wind tunnel tests has been completed under the program of China-Russia Long-Range Wide-Body Commercial Aircraft (LRWBCA) CR929, which is being jointly created by PJSC “United Aircraft Corporation” and the “Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China”. The wind tunnel simulation of High Speed Standard Model (HSM) which was jointly designed by COMAC and UA...

Mi-171A2 helicopter certified in India and Colombia

Mi-171A2 helicopter was certified in India and Colombia. It allows Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) to start exporting the latest modification of the multirole civilian helicopter. The Civil Aviation Department of India confirmed that the standard design of Mi-171A2 complied with Indian civilian aviation requirements (CAR). The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviatio...

United Aircraft Corporation plans to manufacture six MC-21 planes in 2021

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to manufacture six MC-21 passenger planes in 2021 and twice as many in 2022, bringing the output to 72 aircraft by 2025, Valery Okulov, adviser to UAC’s director general, said on Tuesday. This reported by TASS. "It is planned to manufacture six MC-21 planes in 2021, twelve in 2022, and 25 in 2023. It is planned to bring the MC-21...

Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB ruding Dubai Airshow 2019. The agreement with Rotorcraft Nordic AB reflects the company's intentions to acquire ten VRT500 helicopters in a basic configuration before the year 2023. The opti...

Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power Russian Helicopters VRT500

Live from Dubai Airshow, it just become clear which engines will power VRT500 -  Pratt & Whitney PW207V! VR-Technologies and Pratt & Whitney have signed a contract for fitting the cutting-edge light VRT500 helicopter with gas-turbine PW207V engines.PW207V is the advanced modification of PW200 family engines with the capacity of up to 700 hp design...