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S7 Group owner abandons Transaero deal

S7 Group co-owner Vladislav Filev—who bought 51% of Transaero shares right before authorities pulled its air operator’s certificate—has pulled out of the deal. The official reason given is that Transaero owners failed to consolidate 51% of shares that are free and discharged. But Transaero co-founder Alexander Pleshakov accused Filev of the deal collapse. In a statement,...

Charterscanner, a business aviation startup, at Alpha program by Web Summit in Dublin.

Charterscanner, a business aviation startup, got selected for the Alpha program by Web Summit in Dublin. Today the most famous IT-tech event, the Web Summit will take place in Dublin. This year Web Summit has attracted 30,000 attendees from 134 countries, 1000 speakers, 1000 investors, 1200 media and 2100 startups. Charterscanner launched in 2013 and is leading since then the...

Russian Helicopters develops maintenance support for helicopters in Latin America

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) plans to provide after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will also offer comprehensive services to expand helicopters' operational capabilities via a modernisation programme incorporating the latest technological solutions, and taking into account the region's rich experience of oper...

UTair Resumes Flights to Riga

On November 1, 2015 UTair Aviation will reintroduce regular flights between Moscow and Riga. Flights will be performed daily with Boeing 737-500 airliners in business and economy class configurations from Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow with departure at 18:45 and departure from Riga International Airport at 20:30. One-way airfares start at €99.* “Addition of nonstop UTair...

S7 Airlines increased the passenger turnover by 11%

S7 Group member airlines summarized the results of their activity in September 2015. The airlines carried 1 057 669 passengers, which is 11.3% more than in September 2014. Passenger turnover growth on domestic routes amounted to 19.7% - during the last month 744 409 passengers used the group airlines’ services. In total the airlines performed 8 179 flights, which...

Four Yak-152 aircraft will be ready for testing in summer 2016

A pilot batch of Yak-152 trainer aircraft designed for training cadets of the air force academies and DOSAAF will be manufactured by July 2016, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the military-industrial sector. “Under a state contract the first four test aircraft must be manufactured by Irkutsk Aviation Plant by June 30th 2016,” the source said. He noted t...

Weltall avia new colors

As Bizavnews found out, "Weltal-avia" begins a large rebranding program, which includes a complete upgrade of the cabin exterior painting of aircraft, change of corporate identity (from booklets to the new website www.weltall. aero). The first business jet Hawker-700 (tail number RA-02804) has already received a new livery and new interior. New livery is...

An A321 passenger jet broke down in midair at high altitude - Russian air transport agency

Russian air transport agency chief Alexander Neradko said that deciphering of the plane’s flight recorders had not yet started Fragments of the ill-fated A321 Russian passenget jet retrieved from the crash site in northern Sinai indicate that the plane was breaking down in midair at a high altitude, Russian air transport agency chief, Alexander Neradko, said on Sunday. "Our specia...

Questions swirl over Russian plane crash in Sinai that killed all 224 aboard

The remains of Russian tourists killed in a passenger jet crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula are expected to start arriving back in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday as questions swirl over what caused the disaster. All 224 people aboard Kogalymavia Flight 9268 died in the Saturday morning crash that left debris strewn across a remote area of a region plagued by a violent Islamic insurgency....

Third plane with Emergencies Ministry rescuers arrives in Egypt

Aboard the plane are 40 rescuers of the Leader Center with the necessary equipment and also two KAMAZ trucks The third aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry carrying rescuers who will begin work at the A321 crash site has arrived in Egypt, the ministry’s press service told TASS. Aboard the plane are 40 rescuers of the Leader Center with the necessary equipment and also two KAMAZ...

Russia stops Kogalymavia flights on Airbus A321 aircraft: Interfax

Russian transport regulator Rostransnadzor has told Kogalymavia airline to stop flights on Airbus A321 aircraft until the causes of a crash involving a Kogalymavia Airbus A321 in Egypt on Saturday are known, Interfax reported on Sunday. But RIA news agency cited a Kogalymavia representative as saying that the airline had not received the order from Rostransnadzor.

Co-pilot's Wife: He Complained About Plane

The wife of the co-pilot of the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt says her husband had complained about the plane's condition, according to a Russian TV channel. State-controlled NTV ran an interview Saturday with Natalya Trukhacheva, identified as the wife of co-pilot Sergei Trukachev. She said that a daughter "called him up before he flew out. He complained before the flight t...