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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.
Sheremetyevo Airport to transfer Simferopol flights to domestic zone 
Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport will transfer flights to Simferopol, Crimea, to the Federal zone of Terminal D starting April 25, where passengers will be registered on the counters of domestic airlines.
MetroJet Airbus A321
Russia’s MetroJet to merge with Air Samara 
Surgut-based Kolavia Airline, operating under the MetroJet brand, will merge with regional carrier Air Samara.
Transaero A380
Transaero to configure its A380s with 652 seats 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines, which has unveiled the layout of its new fleet of four Airbus A380s, will be equipped with the highest number of seats—652—compared to other operators of the type.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. to sell IFC shares 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has received government approval to sell 48.4% of its shares in Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) to VEB bank.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Dobrolet unveils livery 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet has unveiled the livery on its first Boeing 737-800, ahead of its official delivery date by the end of the month.
S7 Airlines takes delivery of sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 
Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first sharklet-equipped Airbus A320.
Russia’s VIM Avia receives its first Airbus A319 
Moscow-based VIM Avia has taken delivery of its first leased Airbus A319.
Russia to allow foreign pilots, nonrefundable tickets 
Russia’s State Duma has passed air code amendments allowing carriers to hire non-Russian pilots and sell nonrefundable tickets.
Aeroflot grounds six Ilyushin Il-96s 
Russia’s Aeroflot grounded its aging fleet of six Ilyushin Il-96 aircraft at the end of March.

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