Polina Montag-Girmes

Azur Air 767-300
Russian charter Azur Air to start flights to China 
Russian aviation authorities have granted charter carrier Azur Air designations for scheduled services between Russia and China.
Wizz Air selects Pratt GTFs to power neos
Budapest-based Wizz Air low-cost carrier (LCC) has selected Pratt &Whitney engines to power the 110 Airbus A321neos committed to at the Paris Airshow last year and finalized in September.
Russia-China widebody design center project moves forward
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) president Yury Slusar said at the Farnborough Airshow that the design center, which is developing new Russian-Chinese widebody aircraft, may be located in Zhukovskiy, Moscow Oblast.
Russia’s international traffic down 33.9% in May 1
Russia’s international traffic fell 33.9% in May, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
Aeroflot SSJ100
Aeroflot Group reports passenger traffic up 11.5% in January-May
Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 15.8 million passengers from January to May, up 11.5% year-over-year (YOY).
Domodedovo T2 terminal construction
Moscow Domodedovo T2 terminal scheduled to open in 2018
Moscow Domodedovo International Airport is scheduled to open a new passenger terminal, T2, in 1Q 2018.
Russia and China establish JV to design new widebody aircraft  1
Russia and China signed an agreement during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to China June 25 to establish a joint venture (JV) to design and develop new widebody aircraft.
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI)
Flutter tests completed for SSJ100 extended range 
Moscow-based Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) has completed flutter tests on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) extended range aircraft, which has a new wing with improved structure.
Gelendzhik Airport
Russia approves Gelendzhik Airport development 
Russia’s construction authorities have approved plans for a new terminal at Gelendzhik Airport in southern Russia.
Russia certifies MRO Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow 
Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow, an MRO branch of Volga-Dnepr Group, has been awarded a Russian Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 285 certificate to perform maintenance on Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft.
The L-410 at Aircraft Industries factory in Kunovice
Russia to invest $8.3 million in local L-410 assembly 
The Russian government is ready to invest up to RUB530 million ($8.3 million) in assembly of the revived Let L-410 in the Ural region before the end of the year.
Sheremetyevo International Airport
Russian authorities approve Moscow Sheremetyevo development 
The Moscow Region Urban Council has approved the Northern Terminal Complex development project for Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), which is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
Aurora Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter
Russia’s Aurora Airlines’ Twin Otter traffic up significantly 
Russia’s Aurora Airlines’ DHC-6 Twin Otter fleet carried 11,202 passengers from January-May, up 195% year-over-year.
Russian authorities sum up Far East subsidy program 
Russian airlines taking part in Far East subsidy program have carried more than 85,000 passengers from April 1 through May 31.
Russia, UK to increase Moscow-London frequencies 
Russia and the UK have agreed to increase the number of Moscow-London frequencies from 21X- to 35X-weekly for first-designated carriers.
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