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Aeroflot A320
Aeroflot Group to carry 43.5 million passengers in 2016
Russia’s Aeroflot Group will carry 43.5 million passengers in 2016, up 10.4% year-over-year (YOY), Aeroflot Airline CEO Vitaly Savelyev at the group’s community board meeting.
PD-14 assembly
Irkut MC-21’s PD-14 engine begins second stage of testing
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) has started the second stage of PD-14 engine testing for the Irkut MC-21 aircraft.
Cyprus Airways A319
Newly launched Cyprus Airways takes first A319
A newly launched Cyprus Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319 aircraft Dec. 1.
Belavia Belarusian Airlines to retire Tu-154 aircraft by year-end
Belavia Belarusian Airlines will retire its Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft on Dec. 28.
Russia’s STLC orders L-410s, to lease SSJ100s
Russia’s State Transport Leasing Co. (STLC) has placed an order for five Let L-410 aircraft with Russia’s Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), in a deal valued at RUB2 billion ($30.7 million) at list prices.
Russia-Singapore consortium buys Vladivostok airport
A consortium led by Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) has signed an agreement to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport from Sheremetyevo airport.
Aeroflot SSJ100
Aeroflot Group posts 9-month net profit of $693.5 million
Russia’s Aeroflot Group has reported a net profit of RUB43.8 billion ($693.5 million) for the first nine months of 2016 to Sept. 30, up significantly from RUB1.8 billion in the year-ago period.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 4% in October
Russian airlines carried 7.7 million passengers in October, up 4% year-over-year (YOY), according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
ABC Boeing 747-8.
AirBridgeCargo gains CEIV Pharma certification
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has become the first Russian carrier to receive IATA´s CEIV Pharma certification.
Russia´s Basel Aero invests $497 million in Krasnodar-region airports
Russian airport operator Basel Aero’s total investment in Krasnodar-region airports in southwestern Russia will reach RUB32 billion ($497.2 million).
UTair Boeing 737-500
Volga-Dnepr Gulf to perform C checks on UTair 737s
Sharjah-based Volga-Dnepr Gulf will perform base maintenance services on five of Russia’s UTair Aviation’s Boeing 737s in 2016.
Volga-Dnepr ends joint venture with Antonov Airlines
Russian heavy cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Group has confirmed its Ruslan International Antonov An-124-100 joint venture with Ukraine’s Antonov Airlines will end Dec. 31, 2016.
Interjet SSJ100
Mexico’s Interjet to establish SSJ100 competence center
Mexico’s low-cost carrier Interjet and the Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) will establish a competence center for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to improve service support, manufacture components and implement improvements to the aircraft.
Russia’s Saratov Airlines receives first Antonov An-148
Russia’s regional Saratov Airlines has taken delivery of its first Antonov An-148 aircraft. A second aircraft will be delivered before the end of the year.
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8
AirBridgeCargo volume up 30% in October
Russia´s AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), a member of Volga-Dnepr Group, carried 57,608 tonnes of cargo in October, up 30% year-over-year (YOY).
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