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Source: Russian Authorities Change International Flights Rules

Russia's Ministry of Justice has amended Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) allowing airlines to launch international flights without waiting two years after operating domestic services. The amendments have not been announced officially, but were confirmed by an ATW source. The changes will permit Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines, which began service Dec. 1, 201...

Russia to consider Venezuela’s request for delivery of fighters as soon as possible

Moscow is ready to consider a possibility of selling Sukhoi fighters to Venezuela; at present it is waiting for Caracas’ inquiry, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. «There is a certain procedure for inquiring about purchase of some military equipment. I am confident that the President, Minister of Defense of Vene...

AeroComposit continues testing of components of MS-21 aircraft

The test laboratory of AeroComposit continues testing of prototypes cut from components and companion panels, manufactured in the network of a project for development of composite wing for MS-21 passenger short- and medium-haul aircraft, i-Mash reports. We remind you that wing panels, drainage tanks, spars and panels of the fuselage’s center section are manufactured using a vacuum infusio...

Buk missile producer staged experiment attacking Boeing liner

A Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antei conducted a reconstruction of the missile launch that downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in order to establish who was responsible. The results to be presented on 13th of October 2015. The same day is scheduled to present final MH17 investigation report. "If necessary, we will be prepared to stage a full-scale real-life experiment attend...

New-generation Su-35S fighters conduct exercises in Kamchatka

Newest fighters have conducted exercises over the Sea of ··Okhotsk off the coast of Kamchatka. They drilled support of antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft of the Russian Pacific Fleet, the Eastern Military District press service reported on Friday. "The crews of the Sukhoi Su-35S fighters drilled escort of the Ilyushin IL-38 ASW planes of the Pacific Fleet’s naval avia...

Russia has offered Egypt the helicopters developed for the Mistral

Russia has offered the helicopters developed for the Mistral to Egypt, which intends to purchase from France the helicopter carriers built for the Russian Navy, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec Corporation. “If Egypt decides to acquire the Mistral ships, then of course we will offer them the helicopters that we adapted and created just for this ship,” said the head of Rostec Corp...

Technodinamika plans to be involved in the collaborative effort to build Russo-Chinese aircraft

Analysts at Technodinamika assume that the parts and components market for the Russo-Chinese wide-body aircraft project will grow to RUB 98.7 billion by 2020.  The holding company is set to join the collaborative effort to build a Russo-Chinese long-range wide-body aircraft that is being developed in conjunction between Chinese COMAC and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Today Technodinamik...

S7 Airlines opened sale of tickets for flights to Malaga and Ibiza

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld global aviation alliance, increases the number of destinations in Spain and opens in the summer schedule two new flights from Moscow – to Malaga and Ibiza. S7 Airlines will perform direct flights from Moscow to Malaga from the 30th of April 2016 twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight S7-869 will depart from the Moscow...

S7 Airlines to carry Transaero passengers

Russia’s S7 Airlines will carry passengers with Transaero tickets, it said in a statement. Transaero had to stop ticket sales from Oct. 1 after a deal with Aeroflot failed Russia’s Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said Aeroflot is coordinating Transaero flight operations. Aeroflot plans to carry Transaero passengers through Dec. 15, 2015, or provide refund. Sokolov a...

‘Orange’ aviation code assigned to Kamchatka’s Shiveluch volcano spewing ash

The Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula has spewed ash to an altitude of 5.5 kilometers above sea level, the press service of the emergencies ministry’s regional department reported on Thursday "According to video data of the Kamchatka Volcanic Response Team (KVERT), ash fall has been registered on Shiveluch," it said, noting that there were no settlements on...

VEB and VTB may establish a new carrier on the basis of Transaero

Bankruptcy of Transaero Airlines is only one of the possible scenarios; VEB is negotiating establishment of a new carrier on the basis of the airline, VEB Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev told Russia 24 TV channel, TASS reports. “We are considering the possibility of a soft landing in this difficult situation in the form of controlled bankruptcy. But now I would like to admit that bankruptcy is...

Aeroflot is going to establish a joint carrier Rossiya with the participation of three of its subsidiaries

Aeroflot is establishing a joint carrier – Rossiya, with the participation of three of its subsidiaries; the carrier will work in a “medium” segment, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev. “We are going to consolidate all of our subsidiaries on the basis of Rossiya, except for Aurora and Pobeda: Rossiya, Donavia and Orenburg Airlines (Orenair...