Polina Montag-Girmes

Russia’s passenger traffic up 21.5% in 1H
Russian airlines carried 46.2 million passengers in 1H 2017, up 21.5% year-over-year (YOY).
Russia, Turkey agree on third carriers for Moscow-Istanbul route
Russia and Turkey have agreed to designate third carriers to operate scheduled flights on the Moscow-Istanbul route with up to 7X-weekly frequencies.
UAC: Russian airlines will need 1,170 aircraft by 2036
United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has predicted a need for 1,170 passenger aircraft, worth $135 billion at list prices, by 2036, the Russian manufacturer said during last week’s MAKS Air Show in Moscow.
Russia’s MC-21 and IL-114 win new orders at MAKS Air Show
Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show.
Aeroflot SSJ100
Aeroflot firms order for 20 SSJ100s
Russia’s Aeroflot has firmed orders for 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft July 18 at the MAKS Air Show.
Irkut MC-21 gets new orders at MAKS Air Show
Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed a letter of intent with VIM Airlines to lease 15 Irkut MC-21-300s on July 18 at the MAKS Air Show in Moscow.
Russia’s UEC prepares TV7-117ST engine for test flights
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) is preparing the turboprop engine TV7-117ST for flight tests, which will be performed with the Il-76LL flying laboratory. The laboratory was presented on the first day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow.
Russia’s Nordwind Airlines expands fleet with two A330s
Russia’s Nordwind Airlines has taken delivery its first two A330s, which it plans to operate on domestic long-haul routes, connecting the capital with Siberian regions and Far East.
Russia’s Anapa Airport opens new terminal
Russia’s Anapa International Airport has opened a new 11,800 sq m passenger terminal, which is able to handle 600 passengers per hour.
VIM Airlines Boeing 777-200
Russia’s VIM Airlines triples cargo volume in 1H
Russia’s VIM Airlines carried 7,816 tonnes of cargo and 487 tonnes of post in the 2017 first half, tripled from the year-ago period, the airline said July 12.
Russia’s UEC-Saturn posts $10.2 million profit in 2016
Russian engine manufacturer UEC-Saturn, a member of United Engine Corp., reported a 2016 net profit of RUB618 million ($10.2 million) reversed from a RUB2.3 billion net loss in 2015.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair cancels planned Ukrainian service
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has canceled flights to Ukraine it had planned to start in October.
Azimuth Airline SSJ100
Russia’s Azimuth Airline takes first SSJ100
Russia’s new regional carrier, Azimuth Airline, took delivery of its first SSJ100 aircraft July 7, the Rostov-on-Don government said in a statement.
SSJ100 improves takeoff performance on short runways
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) has gained certification for improved takeoff performance on flights at Sweden’s Stockholm Bromma Airport, which has a short runway of 1,660 meters (2,165 ft.) and is situated within the boundaries of the city.
Russia’s VIM Airlines joins IATA
Russia’s VIM Airlines has joined IATA after having its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) renewed in May.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 24, 2017

New US security rules are a win for common sense

The US government’s new security rules for all international flights bound for the US came into effect last week. I experienced them first hand at Auckland airport and, if that experience proves typical, this is a win for safety and for common sense....More
Jul 21, 2017

Joon know your target audience? ​

Air France has finally given birth to new lower-cost airline Joon, but is the baby too genetically similar to its elderly parent to appeal to millennials?...More
Jul 7, 2017

Wait-and-see approach is still best on new US security requirements

The foundation is in place for the new standards to be problematic for airlines down the road....More
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