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L-410 crashes in Russia’s Khabarovsk region; young girl sole survivor
A Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 crashed in Russia’s Khabarovsk region Nov. 15, Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) reported.
Russia, UAE to design a new 250-seat narrowbody aircraft
Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have started preliminary talks on the joint production of civil aircraft, which could be located in the UAE, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov announced at the Dubai Air Show.
Russia’s Platov airport to start operations Nov. 27
Russia’s new Platov International Airport, which will serve Rostov-on-Don, will begin operations Nov. 27, the government said.
Russia´s MC-21-300 makes first test flight at Zhukovsky airfield
Irkut´s MC-21-300 test aircraft performed its first flight from the flight research institute at Zhukovsky airfield in Moscow region Nov.3.
Czech Airlines increases traffic to Russia
Traffic between Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Prague increased in January—October 14.6% year-over-year.
Russia to invest in State Transport Leasing for L-410s 
The Russian government will add RUB1 billion ($17.3 million) to the State Transport Leasing Co. (STLC) this year.
Utair Boeing 737-800 in new livery
Russia’s UTair Aviation rebrands to ‘Utair’
Russia’s Utair Aviation unveiled a new corporate identity on a Boeing 737-800 at Moscow Vnukovo Airport Oct. 31.
VIM Airlines Airbus A330
Russia suspends AOC for VIM Airlines
Russian authorities have temporarily suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for VIM Airlines, TASS agency reported, quoting Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov.
Russian passenger traffic up 19.7% in January-September
Russian airlines carried 81 million passengers in the first nine months of 2017, up 19.7% year-over-year (YOY).
Russia’s Pobeda takes first 737-800 with Split Scimitar Winglet
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines has taken delivery of the first of eight Boeing 737-800s leased by Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation.
VIM Airlines A330
More Russian carriers take over VIM Airlines’ Far East routes
Russia’s Ikar Airline, which operates under Pegas Fly brand, will take over VIM Airlines’ service to Anadyr in Russia’s Far East as VIM ceases scheduled services following financial turbulence, the Chukotka region government said in a statement Oct. 20.
Aeroflot A320
Russia spends nearly $6 million on Kaliningrad subsidy program 
Russia spent RUB341.5 million ($5.9 million) on subsidies for the Kaliningrad subsidy program, which ran from May 15-Oct. 15, down 5.2% year-over-year, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
Russia’s MC-21-300 completes test flight from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky 
The Russian-built Irkut MC-21-300 test aircraft completed a test flight from Irkutsk to Zhukovsky Airport, near Moscow, Oct. 17.
Red Wings Airbus A321
Russia’s Nordavia and Red Wings to merge 
Russia’s Nordavia and Red Wings Airlines will consolidate their businesses, the two carriers have said in a statement.
Russia’s Air Traffic Control reports 8.2% record growth 
Russia’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) handled a record number of flights during the first nine months of 2017, ATC said in a statement Oct. 13.