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Aeroflot to launch new LCC subsidiary 
Russia’s Aeroflot will launch a new low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Oct. 27, CEO Vitaly Saveliev was quoted as saying by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.
Red Wings aircraft
Russia offers Red Wings Airlines Tu-204s for Crimean flights 
Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has offered to equip Red Wings Airlines with Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft to be used on flights to Crimea after Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet suspended flights Aug. 4 due to sanctions imposed by the European Union.
Rostec, Avia Solutions Group form JV to develop Ramenskoye airport 
The Rostekhnologii (Rostec) and Lithuanian Avia Solutions Group have created a joint venture, Ramport Aero, to turn Ramenskoye Airfield into a low-cost carrier (LCC) airport.
Russian authorities suspend Vladivostok Avia’s AOC 
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, suspended Vladivostok Avia’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), effective Aug. 15.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Aeroflot, Transaero must get approval to fly over Ukraine  1
Ukraine’s State Aviation Administration is requiring Russian airlines, Aeroflot and Transaero, to get permission for each flight over Ukraine.
Russia bans Ukrainian airlines transit 
Russia has banned flights by Ukrainian airlines over its territory.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Russia considers changing trans-Siberian routes for European carriers 
Russian authorities are discussing responding to sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) that led to the grounding of Aeroflot subsidiary Dobrolet.
Antonov An-124
New president appointed for Antonov 
The Ukrainian industrial policy ministry reported that Sergey Merenkov has been appointed as the new president of Ukraine’s state-owned Antonov, effective Aug. 1.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Dobrolet ceases operations due to EU sanctions 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet suspended flights Aug. 4 due to sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU).
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot 1H net income down 36.2% 
Russia’s Aeroflot reported first-half net income of RUB3.39 billion ($95.6 million), down 36.2% year-over-year.
UTair A321
UTair launches Impulse cost-cutting program 
Russia’s UTair Airline is launching a new cost-cutting program, Impulse, which aims to reduce costs by RUB5 billion ($140 million) per year.
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F
AirBridgeCargo reports 1H volume increase 
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) reported a 16% increase in its first-half cargo volume.
Rendering of Bombardier CS300
Ilyushin Finance Co. to take first Bombardier CS300 in April 2016 
Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC)—which has 32 Bombardier CS300s, plus 10 options, on order—has agreed to postpone delivery from November 2015 to April 2016.
Ilyushin Finance leasing company order eight SSJ100s 
Russian lessor Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has purchased eight Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow.
Russia to liberalize rules for Kyrgyzstan 
Russian aviation authorities have offered to remove all restrictions on the number of frequencies and destinations between Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

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