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Rostec to finance civil aviation projects with over $600 million

Novikombank, part of Russia’s State Corporation Rostec, concluded a number of agreements during the XXIII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019) to finance the holdings of the Corporation's aviation cluster, namely United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Russian Helicopters. Among key target projects were the modern PD-14 and VK-2500 aircraft engines and a number...

Sheremetyevo International Airport Celebrates the Launch of Brussels Airlines Route to Brussels

Sunday, 2nd June marked the launch of direct flights from Brussels to Moscow'sSheremetyevo Airport via Brussels Airlines. As we reported on 9 of January, Brussels Airlines moves its Moscow route from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo because the airport is "among the first choice of corporate travellers."  Brussels Airlines stated Sheremetyevo was an at...

Helicopter taxi with Yandex online taxi service?

How soon will it be possible to order online your helicopter taxi in Moscow? Online taxi hailing service Yandex.Taxi, the Moscow city government, manufacturer Russian Helicopters and supplier of technical solutions for air traffic NITA have started talks on calling helicopters via a mobile application, business daily Kommersant reported on Thursday, citing a source. This reported by TASS. Pa...

S7 Technics provides newly painted livery for Air Astana Embraer E190

Air Astana dispatched one of its Embraer E190s to Mineralnye Vody for a planned refreshing of its paint under a long-term contract with S7 Technics. The aircraft is the fifth in Air Astana’s fleet to have been painted by S7 Technics. To work on its first ever Embraer E190, S7 Technics’ painting centre made extensive preparations, which included pre-ordering all painting materials, s...

MC-21-300 test aircraft flew from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk, where it will be painted according to production technologies

On April 27 2019 MC-21-300 test aircraft, equipped with a passenger cabin made the non-stop flight from Irkutsk to Ulyanovsk Vostochny airport. In Ulyanovsk, MC-21-300 aircraft will be painted according to production technologies, and then will fly to Ramenskoye airport (Zhukovsky, Moscow region) to continue flight tests. The aircraft was piloted by a crew of Hero of Russia, honored t...

Additional 35 MC-21 aircraft for Aeroflot will be equipped with Russian PD-14 engines

The 35 MC-21 Russian passenger jets, Aeroflot air carrier plans to lease in addition to 50 MC-21 jets it ordered earlier, will be equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Oleg Bocharov told journalists. This reported by TASS. "We are still working on all this (contract with Aeroflot - TASS.) These are 35 jets with PD-14 engines," he said. On Tuesd...

Brand Finance named Aeroflot Named World's Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year Running

Brand Finance named Aeroflot Named World's Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year Running! The award ceremony was held in early April 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London (UK), one of the oldest and most famous private members' clubs in the world. Among the winners were leading global brands such as Ferrari, Coca-Cola, Hilton and Shell. Brand Finance...

First flight of new Il-112V aircraft to take place at the end of March

The first flight of new Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V will take place at the end of March or start of April, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS on Thursday. "It is planned that the first flight of Il-112V will take place soon, at the end of March or beginning of April. Everything is ready for this," the source said adding that "all issues with engi...

The third MC-21-300 aircraft joined the flight test program

On March 16, 2019, the maiden flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).  The duration of flight was 1 hour 30 minutes at an altitude of 3500 meters at a speed of up to 450 km / h. The plane was piloted by the crew of Andrey Voropayev and Roman Taskaev test pilots. According to the...

Vietnam Airlines moves to Sheremetyevo airport

Attention! Starting from July 2, 2019 Vietnam Airlines is moving its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo airport!  The decision was driven by the airline’s commitment to high customer satisfaction both in the air and on the ground as Vietnam Airlines continues to invest and meet customers’ expectations throughout every aspect of the business. Sheremetyevo Internatio...

New Russian aircraft engine VK-800S will be certificated in 2020

Certification of the new Russian aircraft engine VK-800S will take place in 2020, press service of the Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) told reporters. "Certification of an airplane with the VK-800S engine is planned in 2020," the press service said, citing Vitaly Loginov, the project lead designer. According to the developer, the top-priority task is to make engines of the...

New contracts of Lufthansa Technik with major Russian carriers

Lufthansa Technik signed new contracts for comprehensive and long-term support with majo Russian carriers: Engine nacelle parts support for Aeroflot A320 fleet Total Component Support for Ural Airlines Component services for AirBridgeCargo Airlines Aeroflot – Russian Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik with Airframe Related Components (ARC®) services for its...