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Russian airline market grows 12.3% from January-August 
Russian airlines carried 63.7 million passengers from January-August, up 12.3% compared to the year-ago period.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot registers new low-cost carrier 
Russia’s Aeroflot has registered a new low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary called Byudzhetny Perevozchik, which directly translates as “Budget Carrier,” after European sanctions forced it to close its Dobrolet startup.
Rostec, Bombardier postpone Q400 assembly in Russia 
Russian authorities have delayed the Bombardier-Rostekhnologii (Rostec) joint venture (JV) to set up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line (FAL) in Russia, due to political and negotiation problems.
Irkut MC-21 to launch first flight in April 2016 
Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has announced the Irkut MC-21 will launch its first flight in April 2016.
Russia may restrict airspace if new sanctions are imposed 
Russia may restrict flights of Western carriers over its territory if new financial and energy sanctions are imposed, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Vedomosti newspaper.
Rosaviatsia issues foreign pilot allocations to Russian airlines 
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has distributed the allocations of foreign pilots that Russian airlines can hire following the passage of air code amendments by the State Duma in April allowing carriers to hire non-Russian pilots.
Moscow Domodedovo to double terminal space, build second runway 
Moscow Domodedovo Airport has concluded a contract to build the second segment of its passenger terminal, which will nearly double terminal space by December 2016 in a RUB27 billion ($723.5 million) expansion project.
Russia’s Transaero cancels Boeing 787 order 
Russia’s Transaero has canceled its order for four Boeing 787-8s.
Transaero Airlines Boeing 767-300
Transaero 1H profit up 61% 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines has reported first-half net income of RUB750 million ($20.1 million), up 61% compared to net income of RUB464 million in the year-ago period.
Russia suspends Bylina Airline’s AOC 
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended Bylina Airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), effective Sept. 1, after carrier’s management revealed the airline could no longer operate due to financial problems.
Russia approves $400 million for the MC-21 
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved $400 million in state guarantees for Irkut MC-21 development.
Russian authorities suspend Moskovia Airline’s AOC 
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended Moskovia Airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), effective Aug. 29, after CEO Mikhail Alexeev revealed the carrier could no longer operate flights due to financial problems.
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.

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