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‘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...

Transaero was going to suspend flights in Russia on October 15th

Transaero was going to suspend transportation of passengers, who already have tickets, to foreign countries on October 5th and suspend flights within the territory of Russia on October 15th, Interfax reported with reference to Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev. According to him, passengers would have been transported only from foreign countries back to Russia. The passengers, who have tickets f...

Sukhoi’s Superjet Searches for More Western Sales

Most of the passengers boarding Mexican airline Interjet’s aircraft in Houston, San Antonio and Miami for flights south of the Rio Grande probably don’t know much about the aircraft on which they will be flying. For those sufficiently knowledgeable to realise it’s not a Boeing, Airbus or Embraer, the name ‘Sukhoi’ may engender a brief frisson. Sukhoi? Isn&rsqu...

Sochi Airport handles racing cars for Formula One Russian Grand Prix

Sochi International Airport has handled seven flights of equipment and racing cars for the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, which will take place between 9 and 11 October. The first two flights, operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines landed on 29 September carrying television equipment and racing cars. This was followed by four more AirBridgeCargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines aircr...

Russian Helicopters discussed deliveries of Mi-26 to Myanmar

During his visit to Myanmar Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) CEO Alexander Mikheev met with the Vice-president Nyan Tun. In particular, the parties discussed deliveries of Ansat and Mi-26 helicopters, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s press-service. “Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev visited Myanmar and met with the cou...

Sergey Karutin was appointed General Designer of GLONASS navigation system

Sergey Karutin was appointed General Designer of GLONASS global navigation system, Non-commercial partnership GLONASS President Alexander Gurko told Interfax-AVN. “Sergey Karutin, employee of TsNIIMASH was appointed General Designer of GLONASS system,” A.Gurko said. It was reported earlier that an institution of General Designers of weapons and military equipment is being establi...

Rosaviatsiya notified about the decision to ban flights by Ukrainian carriers to Russia

Ukraine’s state aviation service informed Russian carriers on imposing a ban on flights to and from Ukraine since October 25th 2015, press-service of Rosaviatsiya reports. «In accordance with the instruction of Russian Ministry of Transport and agreement on air traffic between Russia and Ukraine, the Federal Air Transport Agency informed Ukrainian carriers, which are performing...

MiG Corporation is developing a next-generation light fighter

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) is implementing a project for development of a fifth-generation light fighter, Interfax-AVN reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. “This project is focused on developing configuration of the next-generation light fighter. It is being implemented using the corporation’s own funds,” the source noted. He remin...

Aeroflot to begin SSJ100 Moscow-Saratov service

Russia’s Aeroflot will launch daily Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) Moscow-Saratov service from Dec. 1, which will encroach on regional Saratov Airlines’ dominance on the route. Previously, Saratov Airport could only handle Yakovlev Yak-40s, Yak-42s, Embraer E195s, DHC-8-400s and several other aircraft types in the same weight class due to its proximity to the city and the aerodro...

Sfera Jet with new Embraer Legacy 650

As Bizavnews found out,Russian provider of business aviation services  "Sfera Jet" received new Embraer Legacy 650 on October 3. The aircraft, tail number M-YKBO (2015 ) performed three day flight from Sao Jose dos Campos (Sao Jose Dos Campos) to Moscow "Domodedovo", through Recife, Sal Island (Sal Amilcar Cabral) and Geneva. First aircraft...