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Incident: Transaero B735 at Krasnodar on Sep. 25, Landed on Wrong Runway

A Transaero Airlines Boeing 737-500, registration VP-BPA performing flight UN-167 fom Moscow Domodedovo to Krasnodar (Russia) with 115 people on board, was cleared to land on Krasnodar's runway 05C however touched down on closed runway 05R. The aircraft impacted three signs before coming to a stop. There were no injuries, the passengers disembarked onto the runway and were taken to t...

Ukraine bans Russian airlines in new twist to showdown with Moscow

The Ukrainian government said Friday that it will close its airports next month to Russia’s largest airlines, including the regional leader, Aeroflot, according to a published statement and government officials. If the closure is enforced, it would create considerable headaches for travelers in the region, and add new fuel to a military and political conflict between Moscow and...

A man with 169 heroin containers detained at Domodedovo Airport

Uzbek citizen was trying to smuggle 169 containers of heroin in his stomach, reprorts Federal Customs Service of Russia. As noted September 19 y.o. drug courier arrived from the Uzbek city of Termez and later was detained at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. X-rays showed that the detainee was smuggling as many as 700 grams of heroin containers of cylindrical shape in his stomach. ...

Meridian got Challenger 605

In September JSC  Meridian airlines has completed the procedure of certification for a new aircraft type - Challenger 605. The aircraft is included in the company's AOC with the tail number EI-TAT. The aircraft will be based in Bugulma Airport. As BizavNews were told, the aircraft is registered in Ireland Registry and is operated by Mer...

Russia denies international status to Aeroflot LCC Pobeda

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency,Rosaviatsia, has refused permission for Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines to operate international flights. Pobeda had requested to fly from Russia to Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, France and Belarus. Rosaviatsia denied the request, saying Pobeda does not match Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). According to Russian regulati...

Bloomberg: Putin plans air strikes in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for unilateral air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if the United States rejects his proposal to join forces, Bloomberg reported citing two people familiar with the matter. Russia has increased its military presence inside Syria and its arms supplies to the Syrian army as it steps up support of longtime ally President Bashar al-Assad...

Green light for business aviation in Crimea

Last month a meeting was held in Novorossiysk on the development of transport infrastructure in southern Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a list of instructions, including related to the Republic of Crimea. Till 1 of March 2016, Russian government in cooperation with Crimea and Sevastopol authorities must submit proposals- what needs to be done in...

KRET: Yak-130 will be able to attack targets from outside the range of enemy air defense systems

Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET, part of Rostec State Corporation) is developing new radar and new electro-optical target acquisition system for Yak-130; the systems should allow the jet to attack targets from outside the range of enemy air defense systems, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Adviser to the First Deputy CEO of KRET (the Russia’s largest holding co...

UAC Management Board approved purchase of 75% share in Red Wings by IFC leasing company

Purchase of 75% share in Red Wings by Ilyushin Finance & Co (IFC) leasing company was approved by the Management Board of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC); now IFC Board of Directors should approve the deal, RIA Novosti reports with reference to some sources familiar with the deal. “UAC Management Board considered the matter related to repayment of Red Wings’ debt owed to IFC,&...

Russia suspends AOC for Center-South Airlines

Russia’s federal air transport agency, Rosaviatsia, suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Center-South Airlines, effective Oct. 1, due to multiple violations. The decision was made after an unscheduled inspection on Sept. 15. Rosaviatsia said in a statement the Belgorod-based carrier operated scheduled flights without the required number of aircraft. Russian law...

Russia starts drone surveillance missions in Syria

Russia has begun aerial surveillance missions over war-torn Syria, U.S. officials said, signaling the start of Moscow’smilitary operations in Syrian airspace. The U.S. officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, could not say how many drone aircraft were involved in the surveillance missions. The Pentagon declined to comment. The White House acknowledged that Moscow...

S7 Airlines increased its passenger traffic by 6.6%

S7 Group1 member airlines summarized the results of their activity in August 2015. During this month the airlines carried 1 202 518 passengers, which is 6.6% more than in August 2014. Growth was still indicated on domestic routes – the number of passengers carried on S7 Airlines flights within Russia in August grew by 10.8% up to 830 412 passengers. The total number...