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A-100 AWACS aircraft makes first flight undergoing new stage of trials

A new Russian prospective A-100 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft made its first flight undergoing a new stage of prior test flights, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. "The latest A-100 multifunctional Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft embarked on a program of prior test flights and made a maiden flight," the ministry said....

S7 Airlines wins the Skyway Service Award 2019

S7 Airlines, a oneworld® global airline alliance member, has become the winner of the Skyway Service Award in two categories. Passengers acknowledged the service of the airline in economy class on domestic flights and online services for passengers as the best. This industry aviation award is annually given to Russian and foreign airlin...

Sheremetyevo introduces WeChat Pay

Yandex.Checkout becomes a partner of Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann to provide 54 duty-free and retail stores on the territory of the Sheremetyevo International Airport with WeChat Pay.  This service works as an e-wallet based on the Chinese WeChat messenger. Now, Chinese tourists will be able to pay for purchases in Sheremetyevo Duty Free Heinemann stores as quickly, conveniently, and s...

Russian government to allocate $24.2 mln worth of subsidies for MC-21 airliner project

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on allocation of 1.6 bln rubles ($24.24 mln) worth of subsidies for the MC-21 airliner project. "I have signed a governmental decree to allocate subsidies for production and support of MC-21 airliner for the first time. Almost 1.6 bln rubles will be spent on that in 2019," he said at a meeting with deputy prime ministers on Mo...

Rosaviatsia has confirmed an increase in the height of the take-off and landing of the Ansat

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has confirmed an increase in the height of the take-off and landing of the Ansat helicopter to 3,500 meters. Approval of the main change is based on test results the helicopter passed in the summer of 2018 on Elbrus. The document authorizes the operation of Ansat in the high mountains. Previously, the height of the take-off and landing of the helic...

MC-21 passenger jets to be certified in 2020

Certification of MC-21 passenger jets currently undergoing trials will take place in 2020 according to the plan, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Tuesday on the air with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel. "Specimens are currently made from domestic raw materials already. These specimens are under tests now and will be introduced into the aircraft design at the next...

S7 Technics’ Moscow base is ready to welcome the Boeing 737 MAX

S7 Technics, Russian provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has prepared its Moscow’s Domodedovo airport site for the maintenance of the latest generation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The MRO specialist’s Domodedovo facility is approved to carry out maintenance procedures on the Boeing 737-7/8/9MAX powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1B engines under its o...

Russian Helicopters completes delivery of 31 EMS helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, under a contract with the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), has completed the delivery of 31 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration. The customer was supplied with 12 Ansat and six Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, as well as 13 Mi-8AMT helicopters launched at the Ulan-Ude Aviat...

Severstal takes delivery of its first Superjet 100

Russian regional carrier Severstal Airlines, which is owned by steel and mining giant Severstal, has taken delivery of its first Superjet 100 and entry into service for its initial Russian regional jet is planned for early 2019. The aircraft, with registration number RA-89117, was delivered to the airline on December 26 and is currently at its Cherepovets home base airport. It features a conver...

Sakhalin Energy signs AW189 contract for modern long range helicopter transport

Leonardo and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) signed a contract for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed...

Irkut Corporation completed construction of the third MC-21-300 flight test aircraft

Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) completed construction of the third MC-21-300, intended for flight tests. On December 25, the aircraft was transferred from the final assembly shop to the flight test unit of Irkutsk aviation plant - a branch of Irkut Corporation. Testing results of the first MC-21-300 aircraft passing certification tests were taken into account in the production of the new airc...

Four Gazprom Avia SSJ100s customized by S7 Technics

S7 Technics (S7T), an independent Russian provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is now completing heavy maintenance checks and modifications on four Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft under contract from their operator Gazprom Avia. The maintenance service company, which has been active in the Superjet 100 MRO market for the last two years, is continuing to build its...