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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...