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Aeroflot, Transaero sells nonrefundable tickets 
Russia’s Aeroflot and Transaero Airlines are selling nonrefundable tickets, Russia news agency ITAR-TASS has reported.
Sukhoi Superjet 100
Sukhoi Superjet 100 achieves CAT IIIa ICAO certification 
Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has granted CAT IIIa ICAO certification to the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to execute automatic landings.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Dobrolet to launch four new destinations in August 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet will launch four new destinations in August, from Moscow to Volgograd, Samara, Perm and Ufa.
Russian VIM Avia considers Embraer E-195 
Russia’s VIM Avia is considering adding the Embraer E-195 to its fleet, according to airline spokesperson Elena Fedorova.
UTair Express SSJ100LR
UTair Express, PowerJet sign technical support agreement 
Russia’s UTair Express Airlines has signed a technical support agreement with PowerJet for the SaM146 engines that power its fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100LRs (SSJ100LRs).
Transaero to use EFBs in all flight phases 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines is set to launch electronic flight bag (EFB) Class 2, enabling the use of electronic documents on portable devices during all phases of flight.
Transaero Boeing 767-300
Transaero to launch Moscow-Taipei direct flights 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines is set to reopen Moscow-Taipei flights. From July, 3, the carrier will operate weekly Boeing 767-300 service between the cities.
Russia to allow carriers to compile passenger ‘black lists’ 
Russia’s state Duma has amended its air code to allow carriers to compile a passenger “black list.”
Simferopol Airport opens for international flights 
Crimea’s Simferopol Airport has opened for international flights after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order establishing state border crossing points at the airport.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot subsidiary Dobrolet launches flights 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet launched its Moscow-Simferopol flights June 10.
Aeroflot’s grounded Ilyushin Il-96 catches fire
Parked Aeroflot Il-96 catches fire at Sheremetyevo Airport 
Aeroflot’s grounded Ilyushin Il-96 caught fire June 3 while parked at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.
Donetsk Airport closes until June 30 
Ukrainian aviation authorities have closed Donetsk International Airport in the east of the country due to the escalating political situation.
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.

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