Polina Montag-Girmes



UAC completes PD-14 second-stage flight testing for MC-21
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UAC), a part of state-owned Rostec Corp., has completed the second stage of flight tests for the PD-14 engine that will power the Irkut MC-21.
S7 Airlines A320
S7 Airlines to start Moscow-Tehran service
Russia’s S7 Airlines will start 2X-weekly Moscow Domodedovo-Tehran Airbus A319 service June 22.
Red Wings A321
Russia’s Red Wings takes first A321
Russia’s Red Wings Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A321 with 220 economy seats May 19.
S7 Airlines Airbus A320
S7 Airlines launches first international service from St. Petersburg
Russia’s S7 Airlines began international flights from St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport May 9, with 3X-weekly Airbus A319 services to Berlin Tegel.
Russian airlines report strong sales of Far East subsidized tickets
Russia’s airlines have sold more than 310,000 out of 447,000 subsidized tickets in the Far East subsidy program, with a value of RUB2.15 billion ($37.6 million).
EASA certifies SSJ100 B100 variant
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted type certificate approval to Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 B100 aircraft, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. announced May 16.
SuperJet International appoints new CEO
SuperJet International has named Stefano Marazzani as CEO, succeeding Nazario Cauceglia who has been appointed president and chairman of the board.
Cyprus Airways A319
Cyprus Airways to start services June 23
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways will launch weekly Larnaca-Rhodes service on June 23 and 2X-weekly Larnaca-Heraklion services June 24.
UVT aero Bombardier CRJ200
Russian carrier UVT aero increases regional flights
Russian regional carrier UVT aero will add five destinations from Gelendzhik in the south of the country.
Antonov Airlines develops international network
Ukraine’s Antonov Airlines, a division of state-owned Antonov Company, has established offices in the US and Hong Kong as part of ongoing expansion plans.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air to begin St. Petersburg service
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air will launch 2X-weekly Budapest-St. Petersburg Airbus A320 service Aug. 27, becoming the first foreign LCC to operate to Russia’s Pulkovo International Airport.
Cyprus Airways A319
New Cyprus Airways names first destinations
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways, which will launch operations in June, has confirmed its first routes as Heraklion and Rhodes in Greece and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Aeroflot Boeing 777
Aeroflot 777 hits turbulence, injuring more than 20 passengers
An Aeroflot Boeing 777, en route from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Bangkok, encountered turbulence 40 minutes before landing at Bangkok International Airport May 1, injuring more than 20 out of 313 passengers.
Russia’s Irkut Corp. posts $20.1 million net income for 2016
Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corp. reported a 2016 net income of RUB1.2 billion ($20 million), reversed from a RUB2.3 billion net loss in the year-ago period.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 19.4% in 1Q 
Russian airlines carried a total of 19.7 million passengers in 1Q 2017, up 19.4% year-over-year (YOY).