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Ukraine set to liquidate world famous aircraft manufacturer Antonov

The world famous Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov renowned for producing the world’s biggest airliners An-124 Ruslan and An-225 Mriya will cease to exist, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade reported on Wednesday. According to the Ukrainian government’s decision, Antonov will be liquidated while enterprises integrated into the aircraft manufacturer will be assigned...

Malware Found in International Airport in Ukraine

Malware has been discovered in a computer network of Kiev's main airport, Reuters reports. The report states the malware was found last week in the IT network of Boryspil International Airport, located near Kyiv, which reportedly included the airport's air traffic control system. Andriy Lysenko, a military spokesperson, told Reuters that the command and control centre of the malware&mda...

AtlasGlobal Ukraine drops An-148 plans

AtlasGlobal UA (UH, Lvov) managing director Sergei Podgorodetsky says that after a full due diligence of the type, his airline has formally abandoned plans to acquire An-148-100s from local Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov Design Bureau (Gostomel). Speaking to Russian business daily Delo, Podgorodetsky attributed the decision to the type's overinflated price. "We considered the possib...

Ukraine Tightens Control over Foreign Charter Flights

Ukraine has tightened control over foreign charter flights for security reasons, the infrastructure ministry said on Sunday. "The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine temporarily introduced special rules to control charter flights of aircrafts of non-Ukrainian registration," it said in a statement, without giving details. Earlier this week Kiev banned Russian airlines from...

Ukraine banned transit of Russian aircraft

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers banned all flights of Russian airlines over the country, including transit. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, reports Tass. The ban on flights of Russian airlines to Ukraine came into force on 25 October. However, they were permitted to conduct transit flights until now. In the beginning of October, the Russian Ministry of Tr...

Ukraine International Airlines launches flights to Aktau

Ukraine International Airlines will operate its first non-stop scheduled flight connecting Kiev and Aktau, Kazakhstan. Aktau will become the third destination connecting Ukraine and Kazakhstan, after Astana and Almaty. UIA offers double-weekly flights connecting Kiev and Aktau operated on modern Boeing 737 aircraft with two cabin classes – Business Class and Economy Class. The outbou...

Dubai debut for Antonov transporter

The Antonov An-178 military transport aircraft is making its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow. The Antonov (stand 2210) An-178 military transport aircraft is making its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow. It forms the centrepiece of the Ukrainian company’s on-going effort to break into the Middle Eastern and African markets. Mykhaylo Gvozdov, Antonov’s acting preside...

Hadid International Services appoint new CEO

Brian Culver will be taking the position of CEO at Hadid International Services as of November 4. Culver is assuming this position with Hadid as the company heads in a new direction with global expansions that will be built on the significant aviation experience he brings to the company.  While undergoing dynamic organisational structural changes, the company has formed new branches and...

Ukraine Turns Down Russia's Call to Resume Talks on Flights

Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said on Thursday it had proposed to Ukraine's aviation authorities further talks on resuming flights between the two countries, but Kiev swiftly turned down the offer. Direct air services between the one-time allies ceased on Sunday, a new low in commercial relations between the two neighbours who are in a bitter standoff since Russia annexed Ukraine'...

Ex-Official Doubts MH17 Report Will Give Answers

A former senior official in Ukraine's security service said he doubted the final report on the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 would provide conclusive answers. The Dutch Safety Board report, to be published on October 13, is keenly awaited by governments and relatives of victims who hope it can shed light on responsibility for the crash over east Ukraine last year in which 298 peopl...

Ukraine International Airlines launches flights to Kutaisi

December 18, 2015, Ukraine International Airlines will launch non-stop scheduled flights connecting Kharkov and Kutaisi, Georgia. Tickets are already available on UIA official website, the carrier`s Contact Center, UIA ticket offices, and authorized travel agencies. UIA offers double-weekly flights connecting Kharkov and Kutaisi operated on modern Boeing 737 and Embraer...

Ukraine set to ban major Russian carriers from its territory

The Ukrainian government has banned all major Russian airlines from landing at its airports with effect from October 25. Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk told the official government news service that the ban would target Aeroflot (SU, Moscow, Sheremetyevo) and  Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow, Domodedovo) in particular. "We have taken the decision to ban flights by Russian ai...