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SSJ100
SCAC assembles 34 SSJ100s in 2017 
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) produced 34 Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100) in 2017 and delivered 30 of the type last year, the Russian manufacturer said in a statement.
UTair Boeing 737-500
UTair to carry 8.2 million passengers in 2018 
Russia’s UTair Aviation expects to carry 8.2 million passengers in 2018, up 12% year-over-year (YOY), according to a plan approved by the supervisory board at the end of 2017.
MC-21
Irkut begins third stage of PD-14 engine testing for the MC-21 
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) started the third stage of PD-14 engine testing for the Irkut MC-21 aircraft Dec. 29, 2017.
Russian authorities direct airlines to decrease charter flights
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has directed six carriers to cut their winter charter programs because there is not enough aircraft to cover planned flights, the authority said in a statement Dec. 21.
Rostec member to provide MC-21 after-sale support 
Russia´s Aircraft Service Center of the Technodinamika Holding Co., a part of Rostec State Corp., has won the tender for logistics and maintenance for the Irkut-produced MC-21 after-sale service.
Russia and Egypt sign security measure to resume flights 
Russia and Egypt plan to re-establish flights between the countries next year after signing a new protocol specializing in aviation security measures, which becomes effective in 30 days.
SuperJet International SVP-commercial Stewart Cordner
SuperJet International appoints new SVP 
SuperJet International (SJI) has named Stewart Cordner as SVP-commercial.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot Group forecasts 11.8% passenger traffic growth in 2018 
Aeroflot Group’s passenger traffic is expected to grow 11.8% year-over-year (YOY) in 2018, the group announced Dec. 6.
Russian airlines may deny tickets to blacklisted passengers 
Russian President Vladimir Putin has amended the civil code permitting carriers to refuse to sell tickets to passengers previously added to a “blacklist.”
Airline Routes-Dec. 4, 2017 
Airline Routes-Dec. 4, 2017
Russia’s passenger traffic up 19.3% from January-October 
Russian airlines carried 89.9 million passengers in January-October 2017, up 19.3% year-over-year (YOY).
Aeroflot nine-month profit down on fuel costs, market over-capacity 
Aeroflot's financial results for the first nine months and the third quarter of 2017 reflect a normalization of profitability and the effect of a number of market factors that affected results for the first half of the year.
Flydubai doubles Moscow services 
Dubai-based flydubai has doubled the number of Dubai-Moscow flights, launching daily Boeing 737-800 service between Dubai and Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Russia’s S7 Airlines, Qatar to expand codeshare agreement 
Russia’s S7 Airlines and Qatar Airways plan to expand their existing codeshare agreement to include flights from Russia to Australia’s Sydney, Adelaide and Perth via Doha.
Khabarovsk Airlines L-410
Crash investigators analyze data from L-410 flight recorders 
The team investigating a Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 crash in Russia’s Khabarovsk region is analyzing flight recorder data, Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has said.
Blogs & Commentary
Jan 19, 2018
blog

Emirates to the A380 rescue

With an MOU for up to 36 new A380s, Emirates is assuring that production of the ultra-large widebody will continue for another 10 years. Was it gallantry or pressure that led to this outcome?...More
Jan 12, 2018
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All that glitters…

European airlines are turning in some glittering passenger growth stories, fuelling the misconception that aviation is a gold mine, when in reality each passenger is flying for less....More
Jan 2, 2018
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Media reaction to ‘safest year’ for airlines is telling

Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets....More
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