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Red Wings’ Tupolev Tu-204 lands safely after engine surge 
A Red Wings’ Tupolev Tu-204, en route from Ufa to Sochi in Russia, experienced an engine surge, which caused a fire, in the left PS-90A engine while taking off Aug. 22.
Russia’s Rostec, United Aircraft Corp. to merge 
Russia’s Rostec has finalized a decision to merge with United Aircraft Corp. (UAC), Interfax news agency reported, quoting Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.
Russia’s Utair expands at Rostov-on-Don 
Utair Aviation plans to add five new domestic destinations from Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport at the beginning of September, the airline said.
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda boosts international network at Pulkovo Airport 
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Airline plans to launch three new international routes from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in October, the airport said.
Russia’s Rostec to sell 75% of MC-21 component manufacturer 
Russia’s state-owned Rostec said it will sell 75% minus one share in Technodinamika holding company, the leading developer and manufacturer of components and systems for the MC-21, including the neutral gas, electrical power, oxygen and fire protection systems, as well as landing gear components.
Pobeda Airlines Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Pobeda Airlines increases regional frequency 
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda Airlines will increase its share of domestic regional flights to 46% during the 2018/2019 IATA winter season.
Moscow Domodedovo traffic to Turkey up 26% in July & July 
Traffic from Moscow Domodedovo International Airport to Turkey increased 26.3% year-over-year (YOY) in June and July 2018.
Russia’s Ural Airlines, Belavia to codeshare 
Russia’s Ural Airlines and Belavia Belarusian Airlines signed a codeshare agreement July 30.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 11.3% in 1H 
Russian airlines carried 51.4 million passengers in the 2018 first half, up 11.3% year-over-year (YOY).
Aeroflot Airline Airbus A320
Aeroflot Group reports 1H traffic up 8.2% 
Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 24.9 million passengers in the 2018 first half, up 8.2% year-over-year (YOY).
Russia’s Utair Aviation carries 8% more passengers in 1H 
Russia’s Utair Aviation carried 3.5 million passengers in 1H 2018, up 8% year-over-year (YOY), the airline said.
Russian regional airports benefit from FIFA 2018 World Cup 
Airports in Yekaterinburg, Samara, Rostov-on-Don and Nizhny Novgorod handled 1.2 million passengers during the FIFA 2018 World Cup, which ran from June 14-July 15, up 35% year-over-year (YOY).
Ural Airlines A321
Ural Airlines operates 450 more flights during FIFA World Cup 
Russia’s Ural Airlines performed 6,098 flights in June to carry FIFA 2018 World Cup visitors, up 450 flights year-over-year (YOY), the carrier said.
Irkut MC-21-300 test aircraft flies in new color 
Irkut’s Corp.’s second MC-21-300 prototype performed a flight painted in a new color July 11.
Russia’s Rostec, Italy’s Atitech to build JV MRO center 
Russia’s state-owned Rostec, its subsidiary Technodinamika, and Italian MRO provider Atitech plan to launch a joint venture (JV) to build an MRO center in the Moscow region.
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