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Gazprom Neft increases sales of aviation fuels in Q1 2020

Gazpromneft-Aero, operator of the Gazprom Neft aviation refuelling business, has delivered a 1.5% year-on-year increase in sales of aviation fuels in Q1 2020, with sales in the first three months of 2020 reaching 856,000 tonnes. Refuelling volumes for long-haul cargo aircraft on trans-Siberian routes from Asia to Russia and Europe increased in&n...

S7 Technics extended the scope of EASA Part-21 J certificate

S7 Technics Design Organisation Approval developing technical documentation for repairs and modifications of water and waste systems installed on aircraft. The scope of works during aircraft base maintenance visit includes repair of various systems, which is carried out in accordance with documentation of the aircraft manufacturing companies (AMM, SRM etc). However, there are som...

The airframe for the first IL-96-400M airliner is at the final assembly stage

The works upon building up the long-haul widebody IL-96-400M aircraft are carried on at the final assembly shop on VASO aviation plant in Voronezh. The new aircraft is developed as a modification of the mass-produced IL-96-300 with a fuselage 9.35m longer than its predecessor with the additions for the original type certificate. The newly built is to maintain high reliability specifications as...

Meet ZALA Aero new multipurpose VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle

ZALA Aero has developed a new multipurpose VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle ZALA 421-16EV. The new unmanned VTOL ZALA 421-16EV HD features a unique adaptive system for using the aerodynamic properties of UAV in all flight modes. The new unmanned system combines the latest scientific and technical developments of the company - it broadcasts the video stream in HD quality (1280*720), whic...

Ansat helicopters to transport patients with COVID-19 in isolation modules

Russian Helicopters obtained approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency for installing isolation units in Ansat multipurpose helicopters to transport patients with COVID-19. The modules will be installed on helicopters in their medical version. "Currently, about 30 Ansat helicopters have been supplied to regions for air medical services. To improve their perf...

S7 Technics launch complex aircraft engine redelivery service

In the current situation with the worldwide spread of the virus, passenger traffic has significantly decreased and many airlines are have to return aircraft or leased engines. This often requires work on their long-term conservation, for the purpose of further storage. Kirill Khilevich, sales Director of S7 Technics aircraft engine repair services, thinks that this service has quite high demand...

A-Group FBOs continue to operate during the corona pandemic

Today, business aviation around the world has become an indispensable means of bringing people home as quickly and safely as possible – for urgent transportation of doctors, scientists and even medical supplies as well. A-Group FBOs in Sheremetyevo and Pulkovo continue to provide the full range of services for business aviation passengers and aircraft flying under current conditions. St...

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company continues full-scale fulfillment of the state defense order

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation), continues the fulfillment of the state defense order; the works are being carried out on schedule and at full scale. At present, the effort involves over 4,000 company employees. Throughout the last week, basing on the accord with the regional administration, Progress Arsenyev...

Sheremetyevo International Airport: growth in post COVID-19 era

Alexander Ponomarenko, Chairman of Sheremetyevo International Airport's (SVO) Board of Directors, discussed the airport's response to the global pandemic and the prospects for resuming growth in airport activity in a post-Covid-19 era. In an interview with Forbes Russia, Ponomarenko discussed the possibility of the resumption of international flights in July and the gradual restoration...

First time in Russia S7 Technics will perform heavy maintenance of Air Astana’s Boeing 757

This summer, specialists of S7 Technics base in Novosibirsk will perform a C-check for the first time for two Boeing 757-200 aircraft of the largest airlines of Kazakhstan. S7 Technics is the only Russian MRO provider which performs heavy maintenance on this type of aircraft beyond the Urals. Tolmachevo airport (Novosibirsk) is only 1.5 hours away from the airport of Almaty, so the ferry flight...

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...