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Russia May Deliver 5 SSJ-100 Planes to Irish CityJet Airline

A branch of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation is negotiating the delivery of 5 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100)aircraft to the Irish CityJet airline, a number of sources familiar with the deal said Sunday. A source close to Russia's Trade and Industry Ministry confirmed the information to RIA Novosti. On Friday, Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov s...

Another stage of testing of MS-21 aircraft’s fin torsion box completed

The fin torsion box for the latest Russian MS-21-300 airliner has successfully passed another stage of testing. TsAGI confirmed the load-carrying capability of the component assembled from parts manufactured by ONPP Technologiya named after A.G. Romashin, press-service of ONPP Technologiya reports. “This is the first strength test of such a large composite component manufactured in Russia...

Chkalov State Flight Test Center turned 95

State Order of Lenin and Order of the Red Banner Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov celebrated its 95th anniversary, press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense reports. Today the center possesses unique test facilities and equipment. Only here a new or upgraded aircraft as well as new weapons may be tested in full in terms of compliance with the performance specification. The...

An “all-seeing eye” for UAVs is being developed in Russia

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation), the key developer of UAVs , is developing advanced payloads for Russian-produced UAVs, which increase efficiency of aerial reconnaissance and earth surface monitoring. As against the common optics, new technologies allow gathering information not visible to the human eye. Thanks to this equipment the UAV is able to dis...

Transaero to Cease Operations, Aeroflot Deal Fails

Russian carrier Transaero has stopped selling tickets and has been set its final day of operations on December 15, according to a statement published in its Facebook page. “Upon the decision of the Government to reorganize the activities of Transaero and to ensure the transportation of our passengers, the sales of tickets for our flights has been stopped” said the statemen...

Russia And Ukraine Conflict Takes To the Skies

A new economic battleground is unfolding between Russia and Ukraine. The Ukrainian government announced last week a ban on Russian airlines flying into the country, and Russia struck back Monday, saying it would close its airspace to Ukraine. The bans have the potential to hit both nations' already struggling economies, reroute flights across a large part of Europe and lead to further eco...

Decision made for Transaero to go bankrupt

The bankruptcy of the Russia’s airline is the only way out of the situation and the decision may be taken at the meeting chaired by the PM Dmitry Medvedev, sources familiar with the situation say The decision of the Russian Government on Transaero’s bankruptcy will create problems for VEB Leasing as one of major lessors of the airline, a source in the aviation industry told TASS on...

Russia's Aeroflot Says Drops Plans to Acquire Transaero

Russian state airline Aeroflot said on Thursday it would not proceed with the acquisition of struggling competitor Transaero after its rival's shareholders failed to present an offer for the purchase of a 75 percent stake before the deadline. The decision leaves the future of Transaero, Russia's second-largest airline behind state-controlled Aeroflot, in limbo. Last month,...

Russian airlines carry 63.9 million passengers in January-August

Russian airlines carried 63.9 million passengers during the first eight months of 2015, up 0.4% year-over-year (YOY). In August passenger numbers grew 2.3% to 11.5 million, continuing a trend of the previous months. January-August international traffic was down 13.6% compared to the year-ago period to 28.2 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency. Domestic traffic...

Aviastar-SP manufactured the first test tailplane torsion box for MS-21 aircraft

Aviastar-SP in cooperation with Irkut Corporation is implementing a project for development of the next-generation airliner MS-21, press-service of United Aircraft Corporation reports. In particular, the Ulyanovsk-based enterprise completed the production of the first test composite tailplane torsion box for MS-21 aircraft. “The test tailplane torsion box was assembled by the specialis...

Transaero confirms it will consolidate around Moscow Vnukovo

Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow, Domodedovo) has confirmed that with effect from October 25 of this year, it will be consolidating its Moscow operations out of Moscow Vnukovo. The carrier currently operates also out of Moscow, Domodedovo. Moscow Sheremetyevo operations ended last year. Transaero said in a statement that the move would bring with it not only commercial and logistic...

A date for the start of testing of the upgraded high-altitude M-55 aircraft was set

Myasishchev design bureau is going to complete the upgrade of M-55 «Geophizika» high-altitude aircraft this year, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “At present the aircraft is being upgraded; the upgrade should be completed this year. It is expected that the flight tests will be started in December,” the source said.  Acc...