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Russia’s UAC names Denis Manturov to board of directors
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has named Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov to its board of directors, succeeding Vnesheconombank (VEB) chairman Vladimir Dmitriev.
SSJ100 program to get $4.2 million government support
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.
Aurora Boeing 737 at Iturup Island Airport
Russia’s Aurora Airline operates first Boeing 737 to Iturup Island
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.
Transaero A321
Transaero takes delivery of first leased A321
Russia’s Transaero Airlines has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A321s on lease from China’s ICBC Leasing as part of its fleet renewal and business efficiency enhancement programs.
Russia’s new regional carrier YuVT-Aero takes off
Russia’s new regional carrier YuVT-Aero has begun commercial operations with 12X-weekly Bombardier CRJ200 service from Kazan to Moscow.
Ukrainian airlines report passenger traffic down 8.5% in 1H
Airlines in the Ukraine carried 2.73 million passengers in the first half, down 8.5% year-over-year, according to the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine.
Rossiya Airlines A319
Russia’s Rossiya Airlines names new chairman
Aeroflot subsidiary Rossiya Airlines has appointed Aeroflot deputy CEO Vadim Zingman as board chairman.
Russia cancels AOCs for UTair Express, Tomsk Avia
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has canceled the air operator’s certificates (AOCs) for Syktyvkar-based UTair Express and Tomsk-based Tomsk Avia airlines.
Spring Airlines A320
Spring Airlines receives designation for China-Russia routes
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.
Aurora A319
Russia’s Aurora Airline to get five Bombardier Q400s
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline plans to take delivery of five new Bombardier Q400s and one DHC-8 300.
Russia’s RusLine to double routes in Yekaterinburg
Russia’s RusLine Airline will double the number of routes from Yekaterinburg Koltsovo International Airport to 10 destinations.
Russia’s Volga region subsidy program grows in 1H
Russian airlines carried 46,400 passengers in the first half through the regional routes subsidy program in the Volga region.
Red Wings SSJ100
Ilyushin Finance mulls 74% stake in Red Wings
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.
Russia amends airspace rules to increase flight safety
The Russian government has made several amendments to its airspace use rules, which will increase flight safety and conform to ICAO standards and recommendations.
Russia grants AOC to new regional carrier
Russian aviation authorities have granted an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to regional carrier YuVT-Aero, which will be based in two cities in the Tatarstan republic—Kazan and Bugulma.

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