Russian civil helicopters flew fewer operational hours year-on-year in 2015

Russian civil helicopters flew fewer operational hours year-on-year in 2015

The Russian civil helicopter fleet’s combined operational hours flown dropped 8% year-on-year in 2015, to nearly 410,000 hours[...]
Poor economy drives Russia's helicopter imports down

Poor economy drives Russia's helicopter imports down

Foreign-made helicopter deliveries to Russia shrank significantly last year due to the difficult economic situation in the country[...]
Komiaviatrans resumes Mi-2 operations

Komiaviatrans resumes Mi-2 operations

Customer interest recovered in 2015, as the depreciating national currency made operations of foreign rotary-wing types less competitive compared to previous-generation Soviet-made light helicopters[...]
HeliVert cleared to provide AW189 maintenance in Russia

HeliVert cleared to provide AW189 maintenance in Russia

The JV between Russian Helicopters and Leonardo (AgustaWestland) is authorized to perform AW189 operational maintenance, basic repair operations, replacements of engines and other components[...]
Ukraine removes restrictions on foreign airlines’ network expansion

Ukraine removes restrictions on foreign airlines’ network expansion

Amendments cancel earlier regulations rated "unfair" by foreign carriers active on the market[...]
Azur Air opens line maintenance stations abroad

Azur Air opens line maintenance stations abroad

Having own maintenance stations at base airports is "practical" Azur Air says[...]
Ukraine International Airlines takes delivery of another two Boeing 737NGs

Ukraine International Airlines takes delivery of another two Boeing 737NGs

Ukraine's flagship carrier is proceeding with its fleet expansion plans[...]
Donavia Airlines' AOC cancelled

Donavia Airlines' AOC cancelled

Having merged with Rossiya, Donavia stopped existing as a separate entity[...]
New Russian cargo airline to commence operations this summer

New Russian cargo airline to commence operations this summer

The start-up carrier plans to operate ex-Transaero's Tu-204s on regular and charter flights[...]
Novaport presents strategy for Murmansk Airport

Novaport presents strategy for Murmansk Airport

The terminal reconstruction plans are designed to cater to the airport's growing traffic, which is expected to exceed 1.7 million passengers by 2030[...]
Lithuanian Small Planet Group gets a German AOC

Lithuanian Small Planet Group gets a German AOC

The carrier expects to operate some 800 flights from Germany this summer[...]
Dniproavia introduces Ukraine’s shortest route

Dniproavia introduces Ukraine’s shortest route

The 25-minute hop from Lviv to Ivno-Frankivsk is a part of a compilcated sheme involving two carriers and several segments, that keep ERJ145 in the air[...]
New runway to be constructed at Ulan-Ude Airport

New runway to be constructed at Ulan-Ude Airport

The new 3,400 m by 45 m runway will replace the existing one by no later than 2018[...]
Mil Mi-38 gets a launch customer

Mil Mi-38 gets a launch customer

The helicopter was issued with the Russian type certificate in December 2015, production to start this year[...]
160 H135 helicopters to be assembled in Russia over next decade

160 H135 helicopters to be assembled in Russia over next decade

The first four rotorcraft are planned for assembly at UWCA in 2017[...]
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