Polina Montag-Girmes

Russia appoints new aircraft certification official
Alexey Novgorodov, a former ICAO Council Russian representative, has been appointed as deputy head of Federal Air Transport Agency.
Rossiya Airlines Boeing 747
Rossiya Airlines CEO resigns
The Rossiya Airlines board has approved the early resignation of CEO Dmitry Saprykin whose contract would have expired in November 2018.
Utair Boeing 737-800 seriously damaged in Sochi overrun
A Utair Aviation Boeing 737-800 (VQ-BJI) has been seriously damaged after a runway overrun at Sochi Airport on Sept. 1.
Aeroflot Airbus A320
Aeroflot Group posts $82.9 million loss in 1H on higher fuel costs 
Russia’s Aeroflot Group reported RUB5.2 billion ($82.9 million) net loss in 1H 2018, reversed from a net profit of RUB2.9 billion in 1H 2017.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Savelyev re-elected as Aeroflot CEO
Russia’s Aeroflot Group has re-elected Vitaly Savelyev as CEO for a further five-year term on Aug. 28.
Russia, Finland increase Moscow-Helsinki frequencies
Russia and Finland aviation authorities have agreed to increase flight frequencies from 35X- to 42-X per week on the Moscow-Helsinki route.
Red Wings’ Tupolev Tu-204 lands safely after engine surge 
A Red Wings’ Tupolev Tu-204, en route from Ufa to Sochi in Russia, experienced an engine surge, which caused a fire, in the left PS-90A engine while taking off Aug. 22.
Russia’s Rostec, United Aircraft Corp. to merge 
Russia’s Rostec has finalized a decision to merge with United Aircraft Corp. (UAC), Interfax news agency reported, quoting Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.
Russia’s Utair expands at Rostov-on-Don 
Utair Aviation plans to add five new domestic destinations from Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport at the beginning of September, the airline said.
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda boosts international network at Pulkovo Airport 
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Airline plans to launch three new international routes from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in October, the airport said.
Russia’s Rostec to sell 75% of MC-21 component manufacturer 
Russia’s state-owned Rostec said it will sell 75% minus one share in Technodinamika holding company, the leading developer and manufacturer of components and systems for the MC-21, including the neutral gas, electrical power, oxygen and fire protection systems, as well as landing gear components.
Pobeda Airlines Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Pobeda Airlines increases regional frequency 
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda Airlines will increase its share of domestic regional flights to 46% during the 2018/2019 IATA winter season.
Moscow Domodedovo traffic to Turkey up 26% in July & July 
Traffic from Moscow Domodedovo International Airport to Turkey increased 26.3% year-over-year (YOY) in June and July 2018.
Russia’s Ural Airlines, Belavia to codeshare 
Russia’s Ural Airlines and Belavia Belarusian Airlines signed a codeshare agreement July 30.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 11.3% in 1H 
Russian airlines carried 51.4 million passengers in the 2018 first half, up 11.3% year-over-year (YOY).
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