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    Russia’s Smartavia shuffles senior leadership again


    Russian carrier Smartavia has named Sergei Lazarev as its new chief executive, the fourth individual to hold the post in the space of about two years. Smartavia says Lazarev has been with the airline since March 2021. He was previously serving as first deputy general director for production at the ...

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    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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    Smartavia 737-800 skids off wintry Perm runway


    Russian investigators are probing an excursion incident involving a Smartavia Boeing 737-800 as it landed at Perm in wintry conditions. The aircraft had arrived from St Petersburg on 24 October at 06:31, according to the Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. It conducted its approach to runway 21. Rosaviatsia states ...

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    Aer Lingus assigns first A320neos to Dublin-Heathrow route


    Aer Lingus will begin service with its first Airbus A320neo jets from 28 September.

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    Russia’s Smartavia rejigs leadership to steer path through crisis


    Russian carrier Smartavia has rejigged its leadership team, re-appointing a former chief executive to head the airline. Smartavia says the decision to put Anatoly Semenyuk in charge – succeeding Sergei Savostin – is intended to “strengthen” the airline’s operating structure during the transport crisis. Savostin, one of the airline’s shareholders, ...

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    Smartavia receives first newly-built A320neo


    Russian operator Smartavia has taken delivery of its first brand-new Airbus A320neo, in co-operation with lessor CDB Aviation. The airline says the aircraft – powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines – is one of seven to be acquired under the agreement. Smartavia has configured the A320neo (VP-BQA) with a single-class, ...

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    Smartavia embarks on expansion plan involving over 40 aircraft


    Russian budget carrier Smartavia has signalled that it is embarking on a fleet expansion and modernisation involving over 40 aircraft. The airline has newly introduced three Airbus A320neos and states that it is to take another at the end of January 2022. But Smartavia also says its strategic development plan ...

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    Russian 737 operator Smartavia to bring in A320neos


    Russian carrier Smartavia is to switch to Airbus A320neo twinjets next year, planning to lease three of the type to expand its fleet. Smartavia – which was formerly known as Nordavia – is an all-Boeing 737 operator, with 14 aircraft. Its fleet includes 737-800s and -700s, as well as a ...

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    PICTURES: Smartavia shows off new colours on 737


    ​Newly-rebranded operator Smartavia, formerly Nordavia, has shown off the first aircraft to carry the airline’s revised colour scheme.

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    Insufficient reverse-thrust contributed to Nordavia overrun


    ​Russian investigators believe inadequate use of braking capabilities resulted in the overrun of a Nordavia Boeing 737-500 at Murmansk.