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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...

Belarusian athlete Kirill Shimko was able to hold two Yak-52 aircraft in position during takeoff

Belarusian athlete Kirill Shimko was able to hold two Yak-52 aircraft in position with his hands during takeoff, Lenta.ru reports with reference to Belorusskaya sluzhba novostei (BSN). This stunt was performed at Borovaya airfield (Minsk) on request of Nippon TV channel (Japan), which is shooting a TV series about journeys to different countries. The journalists were present at the airfield whe...

Russian Helicopters to deliver 2 Mi-171 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China General Aviation Service Co. Ltd. The two Mi-171 helicopters will be delivered in 2016. Mi-171 helicopters are operated successfully across China, in particular in places with challenging topographies and harsh climates. They are used in a variety of cargo transport operations – delivering medicines, h...

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 13.3% in 8M 2015

Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results for Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot — Russian Airlines («the Company») for August and the first eight months of 2015. January- August 2015 Operating Highlights Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 8M 2015 was 26.3 mln, up 13.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’...

Russian Bizav Takes a Dive But Quite How Far Isn’t Clear

The exact scale of the Russian business aviation sector continues to be hard to gauge, but this didn’t stop Western aircraft manufacturers and service providers from flocking to the annual JetExpo show at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport in September. The three-day show drew 40 exhibitors, 24 aircraft and an estimated 7,000 visitors–a relatively strong showing given the discouraging stat...