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Russia, China to design a new widebody 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) have entered into an agreement to study the feasibility of designing a new widebody aircraft.
S7 Airlines installs sharklets on two Airbus A320s 
S7 Group’s Engineering company has installed sharklets on two S7 Airlines’ Airbus A320 aircraft, becoming the first MRO provider in Russia to perform this type of work.
Ukraine International Airlines to expand its network 
Despite the troubled political situation in its home country, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to expand its network significantly this month, in part to offset cuts made when the crisis was at a peak earlier this year.
UTair Express Sukhoi Superjet 100LR
UTair Express unveils SSJ100LR livery 
Russia’s UTair subsidiary, UTair Express, has unveiled the livery on its first of six Sukhoi Superjet 100LR (SSJ100LR) aircraft, ahead of its official delivery date in June.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot names new CEO to head LCC subsidiary Dobrolet 
Aeroflot has reportedly named its former first deputy CEO Andrey Kalmykov to head low-cost subsidiary Dobrolet from June 3.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Dobrolet to launch Crimea service 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet Airline will launch Moscow-Simferopol service June 12.
UTair Airline Airbus A321
UTair reports net income down 11.6% in 2013 
Russia’s UTair Airline reported 2013 full-year net income of RUB326.9 million ($9.47 million), down 11.6% from a net income of RUB369.89 million in a year-ago period.
Russian regional Air Samara denied AOC 
Russian aviation authorities have denied an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to regional Air Samara.
Dobrolet Airline Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Dobrolet Airline receives AOC; will launch in June 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet Airline has received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and plans to launch operations in June, according to Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev.
Reports: Russia may delay Bombardier-Rostec Q400 JV 
Russian authorities reportedly may delay the Bombardier-Rostekhnologii (Rostec) joint venture (JV) to set up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line (FAL) in Russia.
Ukraine bans flights to several Russian regions  1
Ukrainian aviation authorities have banned flights to republics in Russia’s North Caucasus due to continuing political instability.
Aeroflot Airbus A330-300
Aeroflot 1Q net-income up 5.1% 
Russia’s Aeroflot has reported first-quarter net-income of RUB3.03 billion ($84.5 million), up 5.1% compared to the year-ago period.
UTair to reconfigure its Boeing 767s 
Russia’s UTair Airline will reconfigure its eight Boeing 767s into a 255-seat, two-class layout comprising 10 in business and 245 in economy.
Transaero Airlines Boeing 747-400
Transaero swings to profit in 2013 
Transaero Airlines has reported a 2013 net income of RUB788 million ($21.9 million), reversed from a loss of RUB228 million in 2012.
Russian commercial carriers drop 26% in 2010-2013 
The number of Russian commercial carriers fell from 159 to 118, down 26%, in the 2010-2013 period, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.

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