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Moscow begins reallocating Transaero's route permissions

The Russian Ministry of Transport has begun reallocating Transaero Airlines (UN, Moskow Vnukovo) route permissions as the airline's impending termination of operations on October 26 looms.  In a statement to the TASS news agency, the ministry said it had granted the Aeroflot Group access to fifty-six out of the Transaero's 156 international routes for the period October 2...

Russia-Ukraine consultations on lifting flight ban possible next week

Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry and State Aviation Administration wants to hold such consultations, its head aide on media issues says. Consultations between Russia and Ukraine on lifting the ban on flights may be held next week, Ukrainian State Aviation Administration’s head aide on media issues Natalya Terletskaya told TASS on Friday. "Our Infrastructure Ministry and State...

Aeroflot clarifies position with respect to Transaero equity capital

On Wednesday, a report appeared on the TASS newswire, citing Aeroflot’s Chairman of the Board Kirill Androsov, that the Board of Directors would consider acquiring a stake in Transaero if the new owners make such a proposal. Aeroflot notes that while technically, the TASS journalist reported Mr. Androsov’s words accurately and without distortion, it wishes to cla...

Long-range Superjet starts fatigue-testing programme

Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute has commenced fatigue testing on the long-range version of Sukhoi’s Superjet 100. The testing is intended to confirm the type’s design life of 54,000 cycles and 70,000h. Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division puts the current confirmed service life at 6,000 cycles and 9,000h. Chief designer Vladimir Lavrov says the tests at the M...

S7 CEO buys Transaero

CEO of Russia’s S7 Group, Vladislav Filev, has bought "at least 51% of shares" of distressed Transaero airline from its majority shareholder, Alexander Pleshakov. Announcing the deal, Filev did not disclose who the other investors are or what the value of the transaction is. He did however, underscore that it was "significantly more than 1 Rouble" - a slight at Aeroflo...

Russia-Ukraine Airline Ban to Be Lifted? Cross-Country Flights Stopped Amid Sanctions, Conflict

Russian aviation authorities want to hold discussions with their Ukrainian counterparts aimed at lifting a ban on commercial flights between the two countries, Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov reportedly said Tuesday. Flights between the two countries had completely stopped in September as Moscow and Kiev sought to reinforce sanctions against each other over the conflict in East Ukraine....

S7 Airlines Co-Owner Filyov Agrees to Buy Control of Transaero

S7 Airlines co-owner Vladislav Filyov agreed to buy control of Russia's second-largest carrier, Transaero Airlines, after state-run Aeroflot PJSC declined to bail out its indebted competitor. Filyov signed an agreement today to buy at least 51 percent of Transaero from Alexander Pleshakov, S7's spokesman said by phone. S7's Siberia Airlines is Russia's third-largest air car...

Sergey Gerasimov was appointed UAC Vice-President for Special Aviation Programs

On October 7th 2015 Sergey Gerasimov was appointed Vice-President for Special Aviation Programs of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), UAC’s press-service reports. “The new Vice-President will be responsible for coordination of interaction with government authorities in the area of state special aviation, including deliveries, management of research and development projects,...

A “boomerang”-UAV developed by Samara State Aerospace University was showcased at the “Innovation day” held in Yekaterinburg

The multi-role UAV, which is able to return to its starting point in case of navigation system failure, was showcased at the “Innovation day of the Central Military District” held in Yekaterinburg, TASS reports. “The UAV’s weight is just 4 kg, it is made of fiberglass. One of its major features is the fact that it cannot get lost. Even in case of failure or loss of conne...

Russian Helicopters Continue Maintaining Kamov Ka-32s in South Korea

South Korea and Russian Helicopters have extended the Ka-32 engine maintenance certificate. Prior to this, representatives from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation and HELIKOREA paid an official visit to the Aircraft Repair Facility No. 150, a part of the Russian holding. Russian Helicopters will continue the repairs of the TV3-117 engines, VR-252 gearboxes, AI-9 APUs, and other Ka-32...

S7 Airlines opened sale of reduced fare tickets for new destinations

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, opened sale of air tickets at subsidized fares for four new routes between the cities of the Far East and Siberia. Reduced fare tickets are offered as a part of the state programme developed to provide the availability of passenger air transportation between the Far East and the European part of the country. From...

S7 Airlines and Air Moldova extend the scope of the code-share agreement

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, announces the extension of the scope of the code-share agreement with Air Moldova. Now the airlines will operate partner flights from Saint Petersburg to Chisinau. Direct regular flights on the route Saint Petersburg – Chisinau (Moldova) - Saint Petersburg will be operated every day from the 25th of Octobe...