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Control system for UAVs will be cooled with “silicone”

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) developed a new control system for controlling a group of UAVs; the system was designated Vologda. It is fitted with a mobile supercomputer platform with a “silicon” cooling. According to designers, this is a special silicon-based non-conducting liquid. The platform’s performance is around 12 tera...

Sukhoi Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Russian Aerospace Defense Forces

On October 6th Sukhoi Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Aerospace Defense Forces of Russia in the network of State Defense Order for 2015. The jets performed ferry flight from the airfield of Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov (NAZ) to their home base, press-service of Sukhoi Company reports. “Today the Novosibirsk-based plant demonstrates its maxim...

Aeroflot Seeks to Exit Deal for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Aeroflot, Russia's biggest carrier, is trying to get out of an agreement to buy Dreamliners from Boeing Co. as it seeks planes and routes from a debt-saddled airline and the market struggles in recession. "We're trying to exit the deal," Chief Executive Officer Vitaly Savelyev said in an interview on Rossiya 24 television. "Boeing didn't deliver them on time and we do...

Russian Officials Banned from Flying with Foreign Airlines on Business Trips

Russian officials and State Duma deputies can no longer fly with international airlines on business trips, under an amendment to a presidential decree published Wednesday. From now on, official trips can only use Russian carriers or the airlines of other members of the Eurasian Economic Union, which comprises Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Officials can only dodge the patr...

Russia’s Aeroflot sues Transaero Airlines

Russia’s Aeroflot has sued Transaero Airlines for RUB5 billion ($79.3 million) in the Moscow City Arbitration Court, which did not disclose details. Aeroflot Group stated it will hire half of Transaero’s 12,000 staff and is ready to offer jobs to 700 pilots; 2,800 flight attendants; 1,000 members of engineering and technical personnel; 1,200 employees of ground handling division; an...

Ban on flights to Ukraine extended to all Russian airlines

The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine made a decision to completely terminate air communication between Ukraine and the Russian Federation from October 25, 2015 From October 25 Ukraine completely stops air communication with Russia, all the Russian airlines are now subject to ban on flights, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine said Monday. "The State Aviation Administration...

UTair Announces Plans for Autumn-Winter Season

On October 25 UTair will transition to the Autumn-Winter flight schedule. During the autumn-winter period UTair plans to perform flights on more than 100 routes, including international routes connecting Russia with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. In addition, during the autumn-winter period UTair will launch a completely new flight from Moscow to Grozny. UTa...

The 100th production Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft performed its maiden flight

Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant (branch of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company) has completed assembly of the 100th Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) airliner. On October 5th the jet performed a test flight above Komsomolsk-on-Amur and confirmed that the preparation for delivery may be continued.  After all the final modifications, ground and flight tests the 100th SSJ100 will depart from Kha...

Aeroflot won the Russian Business Travel & MICE Award in the “Best Company for Business Travelers” category

Once again Aeroflot won the prestigious Russian Business Travel & MICE Award in the “Best Company for Business Travelers” category. The solemn awarding ceremony was held on October 1st at “President-Hotel” in Moscow, the carrier’s press-service reports. “Thanks to constant improvement of service and implementation of the latest technologies Aeroflot...

Russian Missile-Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Crash Report

A Russian state-controlled missile-maker says its own investigation of last year's crash of the MH17 airliner over rebel eastern Ukraine contradicts conclusions from a Dutch probe. Results of the Dutch investigation are to be released later Tuesday. Yan Novikov, head of the Russian Almaz-Antey concern, speaking at a news conference, did not specify what was in the report and he did not say...

Russia, China Agree on Loans for Joint Aircraft, Helicopter Projects

Russia and China agreed to extend subsidized loans to expedite work on joint long-haul aircraft and heavy helicopter projects, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday. "With regard to joint projects in aviation, the creation of a wide-body aircraft [and] developing a heavy helicopter, we have agreed on the possibility of allocating preferential loans to work at a fast...

Moscow asks UN aviation agency to intervene into MH17 probe - report

Russia has appealed to the head of the UN aviation agency to intervene in the investigation into the MH17 crash in Ukraine to prevent the Dutch experts in charge from ignoring the findings of their Russian counterparts, according to a new media report. The Deputy Chief of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Oleg Storchevoy, sent a letter to Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the head of the Intern...