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Russia's Il-76 cargo aircraft makes first landing on Antarctic ice airfield

The plane landed at the ice airfield of Russia’s Novolazarevskaya station in Antarctica The Ilyushin Il-76TD-90VD plane has for the first time landed on the ice airfield of Russia’s Novolazarevskaya station in Antarctica, the press service of the JSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of the United Aircraft Corporation - UAC) reported on Monday. "The Il-76 type plane, equipped...

Russia Mulls Ban on Passenger Flights to ‘Dangerous Regions’

Russia may suspend passenger flights to “potentially dangerous regions” amid security concerns following the fatal Saturday crash of a Russian jet over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a Russian newspaper wrote on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin suspended all flights from Russia to Egypt on Friday following the crash of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt&...

Russia Negotiating With UAE Over Delivery of Su-35 Jets

On November 8-12, Russia is presenting its aircraft and air defense systems at the Dubai Airshow in the UAE. “Su-35 presentation here [at the airshow] is very good, and we are currently engaged in negotiations with the [United Arab] Emirates about the delivery of these aircraft,” Chemezov told journalists. Earlier in the day, head of Rostec...

Indonesia to Buy 4 Russian Amphibious Be-200 Aircrafts

The Indonesian government will purchase four Russian amphibious Be-200 aircrafts for the country’s air force to fight forest fires, Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Agus Supriatna said Monday, local media reported. "We have already included this proposal in our strategic plan, that we buy four of these aircraft. It will be sufficient," Supriatna said....

A321 Wreckage to Be Transported to Cairo for Further Examination

On Monday, investigators from Egypt, Russia, Germany, France and Ireland conducted debris analysis at the crash site, the Egyptian Almasry Alyoum newspaper reported, citing a source close to the investigation. The source claimed that the investigatory team had not found explosive material either among the plane wreckage or on passengers' bodies. An Airbus А321, o...

Russian Helicopters launches flight testing of second Mi-171A2 prototype

Russian Helicopters, part of state corporation Rostec, has started flight testing of a second prototype of the medium multirole Mi-171A2 at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The new Mi-171A2 prototype includes all the unique features typical of this type of helicopter, making it competitive with its global peers. Pre-flight and certification testing are also currently underway. The Mi-171A2 is the m...

Investigators ‘90 per cent sure’ bomb downed Russian flight

Cairo // Investigators of the Russian plane crash in Egypt are “90 per cent sure” the noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording was an explosion caused by a bomb, a member of the investigation team said on Sunday. The Airbus (AIR.PA) A321 crashed 23 minutes after taking off from the Sharm El Sheikh tourist resort eight days ago, killing all 224 passengers and crew. ISIL...

Russian transportation ministry and Rosaviatsia statement

Russian transportation ministry and Rosaviatsia statement on extraction of russian citizens from Egypt and arrangements for returning luggage to Russia The situation remains calm at airports across the Russian Federation and there are no groups of passengers at airports planning travel to Egypt. According to the Federal Agency for Tourism, as many as 7...

Upgrade of a test bench for Tu-160’s engines is being completed in Samara

Overhaul and upgrade of a test bench owned by Kuznetsov Company (Samara) is being carried out by Ural Department of Spetsstroy of Russia. At present the interior is being decorated and pre-commissioning activities are in progress.  “The test bench is the building, which has varying number of floors, and it is fitted with a vertical intake shaft and vertical exhaust silencer. It is de...

The Egyptian holding KATO Investment and Irkut Corporation to cooperate on the MS-21 project

At the Dubai Airshow-2015 the head of the Egyptian holding KATO Investment Dr. Ibrahim Kamel and President of Irkut Corporation Oleg Demchenko agreed to develop cooperation on the MS-21 project. Purchasing agreement on 6 MS-21 aircraft by the Cairo Aviation airline (an affiliate of the KATO Investment) has been signed within the cooperation programme. The agreement also envisages an option for...

Сaurousel with B737 approval in Russia continues

Despite reports in media, the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) has re-confirmed its decision to revoke Boeing 737 type certificate. However, the decision didn't have any practical impact as the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) on Friday decided that there are no grounds to ground all B737 in Russia. Meantime, IAC's chairman - Tatiana Anodina...

Russian tourists in Egypt to travel home separately from their luggage

Russian tourists leaving Egypt will only be able to take cabin baggage with them, and their other luggage will be delivered later on cargo planes, Russia’s tourism chief said. There are an estimated 80,000 Russians staying in Hurgada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Authorities stressed they are not planning any emergency evacuation, the head of Russia's federal tourism agency Oleg Safonov told j...