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Transaero Boeing 767-300
Transaero receives VTB Bank loan
Russia’s Transaero Airlines has received a three-year RUB9 billion ($130 million) loan from VTB Bank, backed by the Russian government.
Russia: 19 airlines took part in 2014 route subsidy program
Russia’s airlines carried more than 530,000 passengers and operated 12,000 flights within the framework of routes subsidy programs in 2014.
Transaero Boeing 767-300
Transaero’s passenger traffic up 5.6% in 2014
Russia’s Transaero Airline carried 13.2 million passengers during 2014, up 5.6% from 2013.
VTB Bank files bankruptcy claim against Russian carrier VIM Avia
Russia’s VTB Bank has filed a bankruptcy motion against VIM Avia, TASS news agency reported quoting court documents. Reasons for the claim were not disclosed, but VIM Avia said in a statement that it recognized its debt to the bank, adding it will not impact carrier operations.
Boeing in talks with Russian carriers about fleet development changes
Boeing has begun discussions with Russian airlines about potential changes in their fleet development due to the downturn in the country's economy, Bloomberg reported, quoting Boeing VP-global sales John Wojick.
Transaero Boeing 737-500
Transaero to launch Moscow-Prague service in March
Russia’s Transaero Airlines will launch daily Moscow-Prague Boeing 737 service from March 29.
United Aircraft Corp. names new president
United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has named Russia’s Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Yury Slusar as president, not general director, as announced last week.
Red Wings SSJ100
Red Wings takes delivery of first leased SSJ100
Russia’s Red Wings Airlines has taken delivery of first of three leased Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC).
Russia temporarily suspends Ak Bars Aero AOC
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Bugulma-based Ak Bars Aero airline. CEO Petr Trubayev had asked aviation authorities to temporarily suspend the airline’s AOC for the winter period due to declining passenger numbers.
United Aircraft Corp. to reshuffle leadership positions
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) president Mikhail Pogosyan is expected to resign before the end of the week, and Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Yury Slyusar will head UAC.
Hamburg Airways files for temporary administration
Hamburg Airways has filed for temporary administration under Germany’s laws.
Russia to increase subsidies for domestic regional routes
The Russian government will increase subsidies for domestic regional routes in the first quarter of 2015, TASS news agency reported, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
S7 Airlines Boeing 737-800
S7 Airlines approved for GLS landing
Russia’s S7 Airlines has received approval for three Boeing 737-800s to perform landings using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), becoming the country’s first carrier to do so.
Russia and Georgia to develop new bilateral agreement
Russian and Georgian aviation authorities have agreed to allow the carriers of each country to operate 18 flights per week on the Moscow-Tbilisi route through Jan. 31.
Russian authorities suspend three AOCs
Russia’s federal air transport agency Rosaviatsia has suspended air operator’s certificates (AOCs) for Polet Airlines, Air Samara and Russkoye Nebo.

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