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Russian plane leaves Egypt’s airspace before disappearing from radars near Larnaca

The Russian passenger plane has left Egypt’s airspace before disappearing from radars near Cyprus’ Larnaca, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Saturday. The plane that took off from the Sharm el-Shaikh airport in the morning was carrying 212 people. It was earlier reported that the plane crashed in the central part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian Embassy&rsq...

Russian Helicopters Showcases Latest Helicopters at FIHAV-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in Havana International Fair (FIHAV-2015), where it will showcase its helicopter range - both current commercial models that operators from diverse countries are already familiar with and upcoming commercial helicopters. FIHAV-2015 will be held in Havana, Cuba, from 2-7 November 2015. Russian Helicopters' exhibition can be f...

Aeroflot Has Set In Operation A New SSJ-100 Aircraft

Aeroflot has taken delivery of its new Sukhoi Superjet 100 in FULL specification produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA). The plane (registration number RA-89061) has been named in honour of Ivan Ryshkov, veteran of the World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union. The new SSJ-100 has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease agreement from Sberbank Leasing. T...

Aeroflot Adds Service to Six New Destinations in Kazakhstan

Aeroflot is pleased to announce new service to six cities in Kazakhstan. The airline this week adds regularly scheduled flights from its Moscow hub to Astana, Almaty, Aktau, Atyrau, Aktobe and Shymkent. In March 2014 Aeroflot received permission to re-enter the Kazakh market, and the airline began operating regular service between Moscow and Karaganda. Today’s announcement marks a signifi...

India will purchase 154 Russian PAK FA fighters

Indian newspaper The Financial Express reported with reference to the country’s Ministry of Defense that a contract for delivery of T-50 fighters may be signed in November, Rossiyskaya gazeta reports. A delegation from Delhi responsible for signing the contract will arrive in Moscow in late autumn. It is planned that the agreement will provide India with 154 new FGFA fighters (export vers...

AJW to assist on a technical centre in Russia for SSJ and MC-21 aircraft parts

AJW Group is to help TECHNIC ONE, the Russian repair and spare components business, to set up a spare parts pool for Sukhoi Super Jet (SSJ) and MS- 21 aircraft and a spare parts centre for CFM56 engines. The new technical/maintenance facility will be established in in the special economic zone in Ulyanovsk Vostochny in Russia. On the AJW booth at the MRO Europe conference and exhib...

Irish company affiliated with VTB Leasing demands $43 mln from Transaero

The Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region registered a lawsuit filed by one more Irish company affiliated with VTB Leasing demanding $43 mln from troubled Russian airline Transaero, RIA Novosti has reported. The lawsuit filed by Capablue Limited reached the court on October 22. Earlier the court registered lawsuits filed by five other Irish companies affiliated with VTB Le...

Yak-40 aircraft museum will be opened in Yekaterinburg

The first interactive aircraft-museum will be opened in Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the project’s Technical Director, Sergey Smirnov. The real Yak-40 aircraft manufactured in 1978 was handed over to the city as a gift by a businessman. The 10-tons aircraft will be installed in a square between houses of Akademicheskiy District in late October in the network of dev...

Aeroflot Informs Transaero Passengers Of Ticket Return Procedure

Following the Russian aviation regulator’s decision to annul JSC Transaero’s operator’s licence from 26 October, and in line with Aeroflot’s obligation to ensure carriage for Transaero passengers with tickets for travel through 15 December 2015, on routes covered by Aeroflot, Aeroflot advises all travellers of the following procedures...

Russian LCC Pobeda granted international traffic rights

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has authorized Pobeda (DP, Moscow, Vnukovo) to begin international operations following amendments to local laws governing the issuance of foreign traffic rights. Though the agency earlier this year rejected the LCC's application to begin international operations, the Russian Ministry of Transport has since revised a requirement t...

OPINION: How Superjet can stay in the game

In many ways the Sukhoi Superjet has achieved what its creators set out to do. It is a five-abreast, 100-seat aircraft with reasonable economics that stands apart from rivals in terms of cabin width and comfort. It is also something unique: Russia’s first Western airliner. What it has not done is sold in sufficient numbers to be counted a success. Although 100 have been produced, until a...

Russian Plane Seized at Israel's Airport over Debts

A plane belonging to Russia's Yakutia Airlines has been seized at the Ben Gurion international airport in Israel's Tel Aviv over unpaid debts, the company's director general has told TASS. "The Boeing-737 is under arrest at the airport of Israel over debts," Olga Fedorova said. The flight from Tel Aviv to southern Russia's Krasnodar was detained for 28 hou...