All S7 Airlines articles

  • Smartavia 737-800-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    Russian regulator urges de-icing caution after detailing more 737 engine-surge occurrences


    Russian authorities have discovered that at least one other Boeing 737 operator has encountered engine instability arising from blade contamination during winter operations. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that a 737-800 of Smartavia was involved in an occurrence on 16 January while undergoing maintenance. It says the aircraft (RA-73654) ...

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    S7 modifies 737-800 de-icing after engine contamination incidents


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has modified its de-icing procedures after a number of recent incidents involving Boeing 737-800s.

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    Russia’s S7 and Ural Airlines reach fleet settlements with AerCap and other lessors


    Two more Russian carriers have settled with lessor AerCap, as well as other lessors, regarding aircraft which were retained by the operators in response to sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict. S7 Airlines has reached an agreement AerCap in respect of 29 aircraft and four spare engines, while a deal with ...

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    Airlines adapt to consequences of Russia-Ukraine war


    This week has seen a string of announcements relating to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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    Russian government grants S7 Group permission to return leased 737 Max fleet


    Russian authorities are permitting S7 Group to return a pair of Boeing 737 Max jets to their leasing company, via export to Turkey. Several lessors have been trying to recover assets from Russian operators in the aftermath of sanctions on the country’s air transport industry. But pessimism over the likelihood ...

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    Isolation from West creates long list of challenges for Russian airlines


    Russia’s airline industry is continuing to adjust to the impact of its home country’s invasion of Ukraine, with this week seeing more developments that suggest it will be fundamentally changed for the foreseeable future.

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    S7’s participation in Oneworld alliance temporarily suspended


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines’ participation in the Oneworld alliance has been temporarily suspended owing to the impact on services triggered by sanctions on Russia’s air transport system. S7 says that the decision to “suspend the agreement” with Oneworld from 19 April was made jointly, and that bilateral pacts with partner ...

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    Russia’s S7 Airlines returns to full-year profit


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines has turned in a profitable full year, with a pre-tax surplus of Rb12.7 billion ($156 million) for 2021. The figure reverses the Rb5.2 billion loss recorded during the previous year, which was heavily affected by the pandemic. S7’s revenues rose by 60% to nearly Rb156 billion, ...

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    Embraer follows big two and cuts ties with Russian airlines


    Embraer has become the latest aircraft manufacturer to sever ties with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

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    EU sanctions against Russia will hit lessors hardest, but other aerospace players also impacted


    Neither Airbus nor Boeing has significant backlog exposure to the Russian market, but the leasing industry appears harder hit by the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Moscow in the wake of its invasion of the Ukraine.

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    Which airlines welcomed new aircraft types into their fleets during 2021?


    Established airlines around the world debuted aircraft types and variants in their fleets during 2021, despite the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We look back at some of the highlights, from nimble narrowbodies through to heavyweight widebodies. 

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    S7 claims Russian first with biofuel-powered A320neo delivery


    Russian carrier S7 Airlines is claiming to be the first in the country to use biofuel, having taken delivery of another Airbus A320neo, which was flown from Toulouse using a blend of sustainable and conventional aviation fuel. The airline received the aircraft on 22 December. Leased from AerCap, the A320neo ...

  • Aeroflot A350

    Russian airlines and Airbus establish sustainable fuel alliance


    Russian carriers including Aeroflot, S7 Group and Volga-Dnepr Airlines are to co-operate with Airbus and energy firm Gazprom to create an alliance to support development of sustainable aviation fuels. The Eurasian SAF Alliance aims to carry out the first biofuel-powered flight no later than 2024. Fuel specialist Gazprom Neft says ...

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    S7 A321neo was only partially de-iced before in-flight upset


    Russian investigators have disclosed that the Airbus A321neo involved in a serious in-flight upset after taking off from Magadan had been de-iced only on its wing surfaces and stabiliser. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that the S7 Airlines aircraft was parked for two-and-a-half hours in heavy snowfall, leading to ...

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    S7 A321neo in-flight upset probe points to ice-ridge distortion of airspeed data


    Preliminary investigation into the serious in-flight upset to an S7 Airlines Airbus A321neo has found that the aircraft suffered disruption to three air data systems shortly after take-off from Magadan, leading to discrepancies in airspeed information and consequent control problems. The aircraft – bound for Novosibirsk on 2 December – ...

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    Criminal probe examines crew's actions after serious S7 A321neo icing upset


    Russia’s federal Investigative Committee has opened a criminal probe into the serious in-flight upset incident involving an S7 Airlines Airbus A321neo. The probe will examine the actions of the crew during the 2 December service from Magadan to Novosibirsk. “During the climb, as the aircraft took off from Magadan airport, ...

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    Russian authorities probe flight-control incident after S7 A321neo diverts


    Russian investigators are probing the circumstances of an incident involving an S7 Airlines Airbus A321neo which made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on 2 December. The aircraft appears to have encountered issues shortly after departing Magadan’s runway 10 for Novosibirsk. It flew a circuitous course in the vicinity of Magadan, ...

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    S7 shows zest for low-cost operation in budget carrier brand


    Russian operator S7 Group’s new low-cost carrier division will be branded ‘Citrus’ – a name derived from ‘cities of Russia’ to reflect the airline’s aim of offering point-to-point domestic connections. S7 Group is planning to establish an all-Airbus A320neo fleet for Citrus. It says the first four aircraft will be ...

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    S7 Group to set up new A320neo budget carrier for central Russia


    Russian operator S7 Group is to establish a new low-cost carrier which will commence operations in summer next year. S7 Group says the airline division will exclusively operate Airbus A320neos, four of which are already due to be transferred to the carrier under a preliminary deal. It will ...

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    Russia’s S7 to construct heavy maintenance base at St Petersburg


    Russian operator S7 Group’s engineering division is to construct a new aircraft maintenance centre at St Petersburg capable of performing checks on both Russian-built and Western aircraft types. S7 Technics says the centre is intended to service aircraft from the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families as well as ...