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Kremlin Proposes Russian Airlines Buy Seized Western Jets
Russian authorities have asked for consultations with local airlines over the possible purchase of Western airplanes that remain in Russia.
Aeroflot Signs for 339 Russian-made Jets
An agreement between Aeroflot and the United Aircraft Corporation calls for delivery of $16.3 billion worth of Russian airplanes starting next year.
Engine Delay, Sanctions Threaten Sino-Russian CR929 Program
Funding shortages in Russia have delayed the PD-35 engine by as many as three years while relations between UAC and Comac deteriorate.
Kremlin Allocates Funding To Restore Russian-made Jetliners
The Russian government has pledged some $250 million for the restoration of 10 indigenous airliners and an An-124 cargo hauler.
Iran To Support Russian-operated Airbus and Boeing Jets
The CAAs of Russian and Iran agreed on July 26 to a pact calling for the supply of Iranian parts and services for Russia’s Western jets.
CR929 Widebody Suffers Delays Due To Lack of Engine
The Comac/UAC joint venture's CR929 program might not see deliveries begin until 2030, if Western engines remain unavailable.
War Makes for Grim Prospects for Ukraine's Aviation Industry
Ukraine's aviation industry was faltering before the war with Russia and is now almost completely destroyed.
Russia’s Slon Heavyweight Completes Latest Research Cycle
Intended to replace the An-124 Ruslan, the Slon will feature a wider cross section and more powerful engines.
Kremlin Steps Up Domestic Aircraft Output As Sanctions Bite
The Russian government this week ordered the country's aerospace groups to increase production of civil aircraft to an additional 1,000 units by 2030.
Aeroflot To Order 300 Russian-made Airliners
MC-21 and SSJ100 programs will get a major boost from an impending order from Russia’s flag carrier.
'New' Superjet’s Russian Engine Readies for Flight
Saturn Design Bureau’s PD-8 has completed ground testing in time for flight trials to start “later this year.”
Russian Transport Ministry Sees Sharp Drop in Air Traffic by 2025
A draft report prepared by Russia’s Ministry of Transport projects a drop in traffic of between 24 and 48 percent over the next three years.
Russian Airlines Maneuver to Keep International Services Alive
New hubs in the south of Russia allow the country’s airlines to serve international destinations with SSJ100s.
Russia Ditches MC-21-300 To Focus on Indigenous Version
Sanctions imposed by the West have forced Russian industry to scrap plans for the Pratt & Whitney-powered MC-21-300.
Russia Relaunches Series Production of Tupolev Tu-214
Russia’s Kazan Aviation Production Association plans to start shipping new Tu-214 narrow-bodies in 2024.
European Commission Blacklists 21 Russian Airlines
Aeroflot, S7, UTair are among 21 airlines added to the EU’s Air Safety List.
Sino-Russian CR929 Takes Shape
CR929 partners UAC and Comac have set a first flight target of 2025 amid questions about engine availability.
Malaysia and India Eye Sukhoi Fighter Upgrades
The start of shipments of the Su-30SM2 to the Russian Air and Space Force is sparking interest in new variants from Malaysia and India.
Russia’s Aurus Bizjet More than a Warmed-over SBJ
Developers expect to win Russian certification for the Aurus business jet later this year.
Irkut MC-21 Undergoes Repeat Cold Soak
Now stationed in Russia’s coldest republic, the MC-21-300 has reached the halfway mark of a repeat cold-soak test.
Armed Orion-E MALE UCAV Debuts in Dubai
Russia’s Kronshtadt is showing an armed, satcom-equipped version of the Orion-E MALE UCAV for the first time outside Russia.
Superjet Applies Power to Overcome U.S. Trade Restrictions
The Kremlin has committed $1.83 billion in funding support for the “Superjet-New.”
Russia Sees Middle East as a Primary Market for New Airliners
Continuing economic sanctions by the West has raised the possibility of Russian aircraft sales to Iran and Syria, in particular.
Russian Government Breathes New Life Into Il-96 Airliner
Under a new government funding plan, the Il-96 airliner would be fitted with new PD-35 turbofans to provide an improved alternative to Western aircraft.
RUBAE Show Presses On in Pandemic Times
The 15th edition of the Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE) opened at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on September 8.
EBAA Head Hopes For Return to Normalcy in 2022
Business aviation has been recovering from the shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but its complete return to normalcy will not happen until next year.
Pandemic Changed Russian Bizjet Traveler Habits
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed habits and ways of Russian business travelers, according to speakers at a recent Russian bizav conference.
Russia Embarks On New R&D Path to a Supersonic Transport
With Russian government funding, the country's aerospace sector wants to take supersonic technologies to new levels to make a new generation SST viable.
Russia Offers To Fly Afghans Out of Kabul with Airliners
The Taliban grants Russian airliners access to Kabul Airport to evacuate Afghan asylum seekers.
Domestic Orders and State Backing Boost Russia's UAC Group
While the SSJ100 and Il-114-300 airliners have received new orders, the new MC-21 model is struggling, prompting Russia's government to show its support.
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