Sukhoi

Engine Availability Slows SSJ100 Production

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has attributed a slowdown in production of its Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to a shortage of engines. The Russian firm, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), completed just 23 aircraft last year, 11 fewer than

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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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Azimuth Set for Launch

Russian start-up Azimuth Airlines has moved a step closer to launching services after taking delivery of its maiden aircraft.  The two Sukhoi Superjet 100s, RA-89079 (c/n 95128) and RA-89080 (c/n 95129), are the first of an initial batch of four

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