Aeroflot Orders 100 Sukhoi Superjets

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has agreed to take a further 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. The new jets will be configured with 12 business class seats and 75 seats in economy and are due to be delivered between 2019 and

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Russia Reconsiders Import Duties

Russia has outlined plans to remove tax breaks on imported commercial airliners.  Under current arrangements, Western-built aircraft carrying between 50 and 300 passengers and weighing between 20 and 90 tonnes, are exempt from import taxes.  This includes popular types such

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Airbus Helicopters Heads East

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has received Russian certification for its H225, the first foreign heavy-lift helicopter to do so. Emeric Lhomme, General Manager of Airbus Helicopters Vostok, said: “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity

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AK Bars Aero Suspends Flights

THE RUSSIAN financial crisis has claimed another victim.  Following news that Polet Airlines had ceased operations on November 28 (see Airliner World, February 2015), AK Bars Aero, based at Kazan International Airport, suspended scheduled passenger services from January 12.

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