Polina Montag-Girmes

Russian airlines report rising passenger traffic
Russian airlines carried 46.9% more international passengers year-over-year (YOY) in May, reaching 3.7 million passengers for the month.
PowerJet ready to develop SaM146 engines for 130-seat SSJ100
PowerJet, the manufacturer of SaM146 engines for the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100), is ready to develop a more powerful engine for a 130-seat model pending a market review.
Gallery: Paris 2017-Chinese and Russian airliners on display

China and Russia each have displays of new commercial airliners – current and future – on at this week’s Paris Air Show, including a model of a widebody that the two countries plan to develop collaboratively. ATW correspondent Polina Montag-Girmes photographed their aircraft in the static display and models on their exhibit stands.

UAC to make a decision on 130-seat SSJ100 in 2017
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) will make a decision on whether to go ahead with a stretch of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100—a 130-seat variant dubbed the SSJ100NG—by the end of this year, UAC president Yury Slusar said at the Paris Air Show.
Russia’s UEC to develop industrial gas turbine units with China’s HTC
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC) signed a “strategic partnership agreement” with China’s state-owned Harbin Turbine Co. (HTC) “on the development, manufacturing and delivery of small and medium-sized industrial gas turbine units.”
P&W Canada, Ilyushin eye IL-114-100 aircraft restart
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Russia’s Ilyushin Joint Stock Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the restart of the Ilyushin IL-114-100 regional turboprop aircraft program with PW127H engines.
Russia, China may attract third country suppliers for widebody project
Russia’s Rostec Corp. might attract companies from third countries to develop a Russian-Chinese widebody long-range aircraft, the state-owned company announced at the fourth Russia-China Expo in Harbin, China, on June 16.
SuperJet International receives SSJ100 MRO extension
SuperJet International (SJI), which provides MRO for SSJ100 customers, has received an extension of Part 145 maintenance capabilities for up to a two-year check.
Russia certifies Airbus A320neo, A321neo aircraft
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has granted type validation to Airbus for the A320neo and A321neo, the Toulouse-based manufacturer in a statement June 13.
EASA, Ukraine launch airworthiness convergence project
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (SAAU) have started a three-year project aimed at implementing European Union airworthiness rules in Ukraine.
Newly launched Cyprus Airways A319 receives a water cannon salute at Larnaca.
Newly launched Cyprus Airways, S7 Airlines to codeshare
Russia’s S7 Airlines announced a codeshare agreement with newly launched Cyprus Airways, which began operations June 1 with a Larnaca-St. Petersburg Airbus A319 service.
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-400F
AirBridgeCargo boosts volume 17% in 1Q
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) carried 158,000 tonnes in 1Q 2017, up 17% year-over-year, as a result of market growth and special products.
Russian aluminum manufacturers to promote aircraft seats
Russia’s Aluminum Association and the aerospace branch of aluminum producer RUSAL will jointly promote seats manufactured by Vemina Aviaprestige, the association said in a May 31 statement.
Russia sees 21% increase in passenger traffic
Russian airlines carried 27.1 million passengers from January-April 2017, up 20.8% year-over-year (YOY).
Irkut MC-21-300 on maiden flight May 28.
Irkut MC-21 makes first flight
Russia’s entry into the most fiercely contested area of the commercial airliner market, the single-aisle sector dominated by Airbus and Boeing, made its first flight May 28.
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