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Russian government reduces VAT to 10%
The Russian government has reduced value-added tax (VAT) from 18% to 10%, from July 1, for Russian airlines operating domestic flights.
Russia’s Ministry of Transport may legalize overbooking
Russia’s Ministry of Transport has announced proposed changes to the Air Code that would allow local airlines to overbook flights.
PD-14 engine for the Irkut MC-21
Irkut MC-21’s PD-14 engine to start testing in 3Q
Russia’s Aviadvigatel Co. and Perm Engine Co., which are developing a PD-14 engine for the Irkut MC-21 aircraft, plans to start testing the engine in its flying laboratory in the third quarter.
Russian international traffic still trending downward
Russian airlines carried 31.4 million passengers during the first five months of 2015, a 1.2% decrease over the year-ago period.
Russia’s UAC president elected to Aeroflot board
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) president Yury Slusar was elected to Aeroflot’s board of directors at the carrier’s annual general meeting of shareholders.
Pobeda Airlines Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot to transfer 13 737-800s to LCC Pobeda Airline
Russia’s Aeroflot will transfer 13 Boeing 737-800s to its low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airline on a long-term sublease.
Russia’s Basic Element to operate Krasnoyarsk airport
Russia’s Basic Element has won a tender to acquire a 51% share of ERA Group, operating Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo International Airport.
ATW Video: Vietnam Airways 787-9 flies over Paris Air Show
The Vietnam Boeing 787-9 gave a spectacular aerial display at the Paris Air Show that demonstrated the features and capabilities of the aircraft.w.
Russia’s new Kaluga airport launches first scheduled flight
Russia’s Komiaviatrans airline has become the first carrier to launch flights to the new Kaluga airport.
Russia’s Yakutia expands SSJ100 fleet
Russia’s Yakutia Airline signed an order with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. for three additional Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100s at the Paris Air Show. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017.
Aurora A319
Russia’s Aurora Airline to double passengers, fleet in 2018
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline plans to double its number of passengers and fleet in next three years.
Saratov Airlines performs first E-195 check in new hangar 
Russia’s Saratov Airlines has performed its first Embraer E-195 check at its new hangar at Saratov Airport, following approval by Bermuda aviation authorities to perform overseas territories aviation requirements (OTAR) Part 145 daily and bi-weekly checks.
Transaero Boeing 737-700
Transaero to perform C checks on its Boeing aircraft 
Russia’s Transaero Airline has expanded its European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) certificate to include performing C checks on Boeing 737 Classic and 737NG aircraft.
Lufthansa A340-300
Lufthansa to reduce operations in Russia 
Lufthansa German Airlines will cancel services from Frankfurt to Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow Vnukovo as the routes have become unprofitable.
Pobeda Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot’s new LCC Pobeda carries its one-millionth passenger 
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airline—which began operations Dec. 1, 2014—carried its one millionth passenger at the beginning of June.

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