All Ukraine crisis articles – Page 3

  • Rossiya Superjet title-c-Rossiya
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    Russian government subsidises airlines in bid to maintain domestic traffic

    2022-04-22T07:41:00Z

    Russia’s government is to allocate Rb100 billion ($1.2 billion) in support measure to the country’s airlines aimed at compensating for the effect of sanctions on the air transport sector. The programme is the subject of a 21 April governmental order, signed by prime minister Mikhail Mishustin. It states that the ...

  • Soldier launching Switchblade c Aerovironment
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    Latest US aid package to Ukraine includes dozens of ‘Ghost’ UAVs

    2022-04-21T17:43:00Z

    The $800 million military assistance package unveiled on 21 April includes at least 120 drones that are primarily designed to attack targets.

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    S7’s participation in Oneworld alliance temporarily suspended

    2022-04-20T08:44:00Z

    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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    Finnair suspends some Japan services through winter 2022 amid Russia airspace block

    2022-04-19T12:29:00Z

    Finnair’s winter 2022 flight schedule reflects expectations that the block on EU-based carriers overlying Russia could endure for some time, as it continues to suspend services to several destinations in Japan.

  • IrAero Superjet-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons
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    IrAero urges government intervention over Superjet engine maintenance

    2022-04-19T11:35:00Z

    Russian carrier IrAero is seeking support to resolve the problem of operating Irkut Superjet 100s given the effect of sanctions on engine supply to the type. The Siberian airline has 10 Superjets in its fleet. The type is fitted with SaM146 engines, produced by the PowerJet joint venture between France’s ...

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    Lessor Aviation Capital Group outlines exposure to Russian airline sector

    2022-04-19T10:17:00Z

    US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group has estimated its exposure to Russian airlines at around $600 million, through aircraft leased to the sanctions-hit market. Aviation Capital Group has eight owned aircraft, plus financing and loan guarantees, in Russia according to parent company Tokyo Century Corporation. “Although this exposure is covered by ...

  • Serbian air force MiG-29s
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    Serbia looks West for fighter fleet renewal, seeking 12 Rafales

    2022-04-18T11:09:00Z

    Serbia has “for already a year” been negotiating a potential purchase of 12 new Dassault Rafale combat aircraft from France, plus the same number of second-hand “fighter bomber” aircraft of unspecified type or origin.

  • Russian air force Su-35
    Analysis

    Russia’s hesitant air force and the upcoming offensive in Ukraine

    2022-04-16T00:56:00Z

    Military analysts explain the significance of Russia’s lost flagship, why the country’s air force has been ineffective and what to expect in the coming offensive.

  • Smartavia A320neo-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons
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    Over 570 foreign aircraft moved to Russian registry: deputy prime minister

    2022-04-14T06:17:00Z

    Russian authorities have transferred 571 foreign-built passenger aircraft to the domestic register, out of a total of 781, according to first deputy prime minister Andrei Belousov. Belousov disclosed the figure during a presentation on measures adopted by the government to stabilise the Russian economy in the face of sanction pressure. ...

  • Soldier launching Switchblade c Aerovironment
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    ​Pentagon’s Ukraine aid package includes 11 Mi-17s, 300 Switchblades

    2022-04-14T04:15:00Z

    A new US government package to support Kyiv in its fight against Moscow’s invasion includes helicopters and loitering munitions.

  • Air Lease 737-800 title-c-Boeing
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    Air Lease discloses extent of Russian fleet exposure

    2022-04-13T06:33:00Z

    US lessor Air Lease has disclosed that it has 21 owned aircraft remaining in Russia, following the termination of agreements for aircraft on lease to Russian operators. The lessor says it ended leases on all the aircraft in March. Air Lease previously counted operators including S7 Airlines, Nordwind, Ural Airlines ...

  • Tokyo Airbus A350
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    How Russian airspace restrictions are adding hours to some Europe-Asia flights

    2022-04-12T11:58:00Z

    Recently introduced airspace restrictions are adding up to seven hours to round-trip flight times between Europe and Asia, according to analysis of Flightradar24 data by Eurocontrol.

  • Yamal A320-c-Alan Wilson Creative Commons
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    Russian fleet will remain safe despite EU blacklisting: Rosaviatsia

    2022-04-12T06:20:00Z

    Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia insists the country’s foreign-owned fleet will be safely operated in spite of the European Commission blacklisting of several carriers over airworthiness concerns. Rosaviatsia says the Commission’s unilateral measure was “taken in absentia” and does take into account the actual technical condition of the leased ...

  • Ural A320neo title-c-Ural Airlines
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    EU blacklists Russian carriers over continued operation of grounded aircraft

    2022-04-11T12:00:00Z

    All three Aeroflot Group carriers, plus S7 Airlines and Ural Airlines, are among 21 Russian operators blacklisted by the European Commission over safety concerns related to continued operation of aircraft seized by the Russian government. While Russian carriers are already barred from operating within the European Union, as part of ...

  • Aeroflot A350 title-c-Airbus
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    Aeroflot appoints head of Rossiya as new chief executive

    2022-04-11T06:55:00Z

    Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot has confirmed a new chief executive, Sergei Alexandrovsky, who will succeed Mikhail Poluboyarinov. Alexandrovsky is the former head of group carrier Rossiya. Poluboyarinov had led the airline for less than 18 months since being appointed in November 2020. Aeroflot has not elaborated on the succession decision, confirmed ...

  • An-22-c-Dmytro Antonov
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    An-22 among several Antonov aircraft damaged during Gostomel combat

    2022-04-05T09:44:00Z

    Ukrainian airframer Antonov has disclosed that several aircraft types, including an An-22 outsize freighter, were damaged during the firefight with Russian forces at Gostomel airport. The large four-engined An-22 had been – along with the six-engined An-225 – a highly-recognisable aircraft within the Ukrainian cargo fleet. Combat operations at Gostomel ...

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    Russian firm looks to shift carriers onto domestic booking platform

    2022-04-04T10:42:00Z

    Russian state technology firm Rostec’s joint venture with Sirena-Travel is preparing to enable Russian carriers to transfer to a domestic reservations system, to protect against possible problems with foreign booking platforms. The venture, RT-Transcom, is carrying out preparations under a state order in order to “protect the industry”. It says ...

  • S7 Airlines-c-ACG
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    Russian presidential decree orders aircraft lease payments in roubles

    2022-04-04T09:11:00Z

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued a decree setting out measures for fulfilling aircraft and engine lease payments, stating that they will be met in Russian currency. The decree on “temporary procedures” to meet obligations to certain foreign creditors was signed on 1 April. Hundreds of aircraft leased to Russian ...

  • CR929 family-c-United Aircraft
    Analysis

    Sino-Russian CR929 to be another casualty of Ukraine invasion

    2022-04-04T08:52:00Z

    As Russia’s aerospace sector reels under sanctions following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, a longer-term victim is likely to be the ambitious CR929 widebody, jointly developed by China and Russia. 

  • Pobeda 737-c-Pobeda
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    Pobeda parks large part of fleet and concentrates Moscow network on Vnukovo

    2022-04-01T15:35:00Z

    Aeroflot Group’s budget carrier Pobeda is to cut back its operations, putting 40% of its fleet into storage and trimming its network in response to the constraints on Russian air transport. It will maintain services with 25 Boeing 737s but park 16 others. The airline will also suspend the transfer ...