Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government resolution giving Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) a RUB250 million ($4.2 million) subsidy to promote the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) this year.
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline operated its first Boeing 737-500 technical flight to the Kuril Iturup Island airport in Russia’s Far East to test the new runway with a narrowbody medium-haul aircraft.
Chinese aviation authorities have designated Shanghai-based Spring Airlines on routes between China and Russia, though the Russia’s Federal Air Transport, Rosaviatsia, did not identify the specific routes.
Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) is considering taking a 74% stake in Red Wings Airlines, IFC CEO Alexander Roubtsov confirmed, adding the lessor will make a final decision at a board meeting at the end of July.
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More
Air quality and noise are the outstanding issues that could sink plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, according to the Airports Commission, which published its final report last week....More