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Russian passenger traffic down 2.3% in 1Q
Russian airlines carried 16.9 million passengers in the first quarter, down 2.3% year-over-year, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
United Aircraft Corp. expects to double revenue in next decade
United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) hopes to double its revenue over the next 10 years to RUB800 billion ($15 billion) and produce at least 300 aircraft per year, half of which should be civil aircraft, UAC president Yury Slusar said.
Russian authorities suspend AOC for Tomsk Avia
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Tomsk-based Tomsk Avia over significant financial difficulties, according to a Rosaviatsia statement.
Finnair to resume flights to three cities in Russia
Finnair will resume flights to three cities in Russia from April 22-23.
Passenger traffic up 23% at Moscow Vnukovo; Domodedovo down 10% in 1Q
Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport has reported handling 3.2 million passengers in the first quarter, up 23% year-over-year, despite the traffic decrease of its main carriers.
Russia’s Voronezh airport grows despite the main carrier closure
Russia’s Voronezh International Airport has reported a 5.6% year-over-year growth in passenger numbers for the first quarter ended March 31.
Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737
Belarus, Ukraine agree on flight frequencies
Belarus and Ukraine have agreed on flight frequencies between the capitals, Minsk and Kiev, respectively.
Transaero Boeing 767-300
Transaero spends $171 million on VTB loan 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines has spent RUB9 billion ($171 million) on a three-year loan from VTB Bank for salaries, tax payments, fuel acquisition, MRO and payments for air navigation services.
Rossiya Airline grounds six Antonov An-148s 
Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya Airline has grounded a fleet of six Antonov An-148s due to decreasing passenger traffic.
Russia gives $1.9 billion to United Aircraft Corp. for SSJ100 program 
The Russian government will give RUB100 billion ($1.9 billion) to United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) this year for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) program.
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F
AirBridgeCargo reports 20% volume growth in 1Q
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has reported a 20% year-over-year cargo volume growth for the first quarter ended March 31.
Russian authorities cancel Polet Airline’s AOC
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has canceled Polet Airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), following a suspension at the end of 2014 due to financial difficulties.
Transaero is authorized to use EFB Class 2
Russia´s Transaero Airline has been authorized by Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, to use Apple iPads as electronic flight bag (EFB) Class 2 on Boeing 747-400s.
UTair cuts fleet
Russia´s UTair has decreased its fleet from 115 to 71 aircraft in line with its cost-cutting program, Impulse.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. names two VPs
Russian aircraft manufacturing conglomerate United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has named two new vice presidents.

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