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Russia may send plane with medical equipment to US by day-end to assist COVID-19 fight

A Russian aircraft with medical equipment and protective equipment may fly to the United States before the end of the day to provide assistance to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "Today, technical coordination was conducted, and preparations were underway to send an aircraft from Russia [to the US], which is expected to leave by t...

Russia suspends air flights with other countries

Chairman of Russia’s Government Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday ordered the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to cease regular and charter flights from Russian airports to foreign countries and backward starting March 27. "To ensure suspension of regular and charter air transportation from the Russian airports to the airports of other states and back starting from midnight, M...

Sheremetyevo temporarily closes passenger Terminal D

Sheremetyevo International Airport will temporarily close Terminal D for arrivals and departures beginning at 00:00 hours on April 1, 2020. The closure will last until further notice. Sheremetyevo has taken this measure because of the reduction in passenger traffic and the introduction of additional restrictions on international air transportation. Specifically, the Government...

Fitch affirms Aeroflot's long-term credit rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed PJSC Aeroflot’s long-term issuer default rating at “BB” as part of its annual review of the airline’s credit ratings. The outlook has changed from “stable” to “negative”. Fitch noted that the change in the outlook is due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Company's metrics “in 2020, which is consistent with a sim...

MC-21-300 flight-test aircraft with a high-density passenger cabin flew from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky

March 17, 2020 the fourth MC-21-300 flight-test aircraft made a non-stop flight from Irkutsk to the Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to continue flight tests. The plane was piloted by a crew of Heroes of Russia, Honored test-pilot Roman Taskaev and 1st class test-pilot Oleg Mutovin. According to Roman Taskaev, the flight was in normal mode. Specialists of the Irkutsk Aviation P...

Ansat to be equipped with modules for transporting infants

Kazan Helicopters received a permission from Rosaviatsiya to equip Ansat helicopters with a special module for transporting neonatal patients. This equipment can be used to provide evacuation and airborne medical care to infants. Ansat equipped with the neonatal transport module passed whole range of necessary certification tests. During the ground testing stage, the certification team dem...

Ansat got a certificate for the Emergency Floatation System

The Federal Air Transport Agency - Rosaviatsiya, certified the installation of the Emergency Floatation System on Ansat helicopter. It is designed for emergency water landing and is used to save lives of the crew and passengers. Rosaviatsiya also issued Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company the approval for the main change: the reduction in&nbs...

S7 Technics to participate in the key industry convention: MRO Russia & CIS 2020

S7 Technics continues its active participation in the industry’s high-profile events calendar. In March 2020 the team of S7 Technics experts will be working at the MRO Russia & CIS forum. Specialists from S7 Technics, which will showcase its business at booth 240 located on the upper level of the exhibition hall, will be there to answer any inquiries of its existing and potential cu...

Gazprom Neft joins JIG for the development of aviation fuel-supply standards

Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has become the first Russian company to join the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) — the world-leading organisation for aviation fuel-supply standards, specialising in developing standards throughout the entire logistics chain, from refinery to wing-tip. More than 40% of all aviati...

Mi-171A2 reaches record speed at the Baikal Mile festival

Russian Helicopters Mi-171A2 helicopter established a Russian record: it reached a maximum speed at a limited distance of 1.6 kilometers. During the “Baikal Mile” festival the civilian helicopter operated by the crew of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) reached the speed of 268 kph at a minimum altitude of 20 meters. The U-UAZ crew set the r...

First serial produced Mi-38 delivered to a client

Russian Helicopters delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was held at the Kazan Helicopters facility. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic...

Ansat Aurus helicopter deliveries will start

Aurus brand comfortable cabin are good to go! Russian Helicopters received the approval from Rosaviatsiya. This will allow to start mass production and deliveries of this Ansat modification.Certification testing of Ansat Aurus Design were successfully completed in early February 2020. The certification tests were aimed at assessing performance of equipment in the cabin of the helicopter and e...