The makeup of Russian carrier fleets has undergone a complete transformation over the past seven years. Most Soviet-built aircraft have been replaced by Airbus and Boeing airliners. Now the second wave of transformation is coming, where Russian airlines replace their older planes with newer ones and broaden their western-built regional fleets. Western-built aircraft with more than 100 seats make up 74% of the Russian airline fleet and 28% of the regional fleet, according to ...

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