Alrosa chooses Boeing 737 over Superjet 100

Alrosa chooses Boeing 737 over Superjet 100

Yakutia-based regional carrier is to receive two aircraft of the type in 2017-2018.[...]
Air Astana replaced both engines on its first A320neo

Air Astana replaced both engines on its first A320neo

Despite the difficulties, Kazakhstan flag carrier is not going to discard PW-powered Airbuses.[...]
Russia’s MC-21 maiden flight is set for April

Russia’s MC-21 maiden flight is set for April

The first prototype of Russia’s new narrow body airliner was rolled-out in summer 2016.[...]
Russian Helicopters announces specs of new light single

Russian Helicopters announces specs of new light single

It will compete with foreign models, including the Robinson R66, Airbus Helicopters H120, and the new Bell-505.[...]
Russia's CIAM to test Silvercrеst

Russia's CIAM to test Silvercrеst

Moscow's Central Institute for Aviation Motors will modify its test-bench equipment to accommodate the Silvercrest business-jet engine.[...]
Vnukovo traffic growth continues to outpace Moscow competition

Vnukovo traffic growth continues to outpace Moscow competition

International passenger traffic at Vnukovo Airport doubled in February.[...]
Lufthansa Technik to perform maintenance on Air Astana's V2500 engines

Lufthansa Technik to perform maintenance on Air Astana's V2500 engines

The Kazakh carrier will send its first powerplant to Germany for scheduled maintenance in April.[...]
2016 worst for CIS-wide flight safety in 25 years

2016 worst for CIS-wide flight safety in 25 years

The poor 2016 figures were largely down to a spike in commercial aviation accidents.[...]
Russian-affiliated carrier to launch under name of defunct Cyprus Airways

Russian-affiliated carrier to launch under name of defunct Cyprus Airways

The new operator has just received its air operator's certificate and awaits a commercial license shortly.[...]
Ryanair to launch flights from Ukraine

Ryanair to launch flights from Ukraine

The Irish carrier will find itself pitted against Hungarian LCC Wizz Air on the Ukrainian market.[...]
Heat exchangers to be serviced in Russia

Heat exchangers to be serviced in Russia

Israeli TAT Technologies joins forces with Engineering holding to set up a Russian joint venture.[...]
Turkey urges open skies deal with Russia

Turkey urges open skies deal with Russia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed lifting all restrictions on flights operated between the two countries.[...]
airBaltic to resume domestic flights in Latvia

airBaltic to resume domestic flights in Latvia

The Latvian flag carrier will be flying between Riga and Liepaja on the Baltic Sea coast.[...]
Turkmenistan Airlines goes public

Turkmenistan Airlines goes public

Turkmenistan's National Aviation Service has just become the major shareholder of the country's flag carrier.[...]
Ukrainian carriers increase traffic by 52%

Ukrainian carriers increase traffic by 52%

Ukrainian airports served 37.4% more passengers year-on-year in January and February.[...]


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