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Aeroflot grounds six Ilyushin Il-96s 
Russia’s Aeroflot grounded its aging fleet of six Ilyushin Il-96 aircraft at the end of March.
UTair completes ATR 72 fleet transfer to Express subsidiary 
Russia’s UTair has completed the transfer of 15 ATR 72-500s to subsidiary UTair Express.
Russia’s Irkut net profit down 38.6% in 2013 
Russia’s Irkut Corp. has reported 2013 net income of RUB1.043 billion ($28.08 million), down 38.6% from RUB1.7 billion in the year-ago period.
Russia, Uzbekistan unable to reconcile liberalized bilateral agreements 
Russia and Uzbekistan want to liberalize bilateral agreements, but are unable to agree on the new rules.
Transaero to lease six Airbus A321s 
Russia’s Transaero has signed a leasing deal with China’s ICBC Leasing for six new Airbus A321s.
Turkmenistan Airlines receives first Boeing 777-200LR  1
Turkmenistan Airlines has taken delivery of the first out of two ordered Boeing 777-200LRs.
Small Planet Airlines
Small Planet Airlines to fly from Tripoli to Europe 
Lithuanian leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines will launch Airbus A320 flights from Tripoli International Airport to Dusseldorf, London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports at the end of March.
EasyJet carried 239,000 on UK-Russia routes 
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has carried 239,000 passengers on UK-Russia destinations during its first year of flights between the two countries.
Flydubai to launch Moscow flights 
Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai will launch Dubai-Moscow service in September. It will become ninth airline`s destination in Russia. The airport in Moscow has not been specified yet, but the carrier will do that soon because ticket sales start in April.
Russia and Tunisia to sign new air service agreement 
Russia’s and Tunisia’s aviation authorities have agreed to sign a new air service agreement, but it will not change the current situation regarding flights from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.
Aircraft Industries to build two test L-410NGs 
Aircraft Industries will assemble two test Let L-410NG Turbolet aircraft before the end of the year.
Russia’s Rossiya Airlines to use iPad EFBs 
Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya Airlines has become the first carrier in Russia to distribute Apple iPads equipped as electronic flight bags (EFB) for pilots, who are able to use them during all phases of flight—including takeoff and landings, the carrier said in a statement.
Aeroflot A330-300
Aeroflot Group reports $203.3 million net profit in 2013 
Russia’s Aeroflot Group has reported a 2013 full-year net income RUB7.334 billion ($203.3 million), up 41.9% compared to a year ago.
Gazpromavia launches SSJ100LR flights 
Russia’s Gazpromavia Airline launched Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100LR services last week from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Sovetsky, a city in the Khanty-Mansiysk region of Western Siberia.
UTair A321
Russia’s UTair takes delivery of first A321 with sharklets 
Russia’s UTair has taken delivery of first Airbus A321 equipped with sharklets.

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