All Ukraine crisis articles – Page 6

  • Air Lease Airbus title-c-Airbus

    Air Lease set to write off $800m for Russian-operated aircraft


    US lessor Air Lease is to write off more than $800 million in assets comprising aircraft still operated by Russian carriers that the company is unlikely to retrieve. The lessor had previously disclosed that 21 owned aircraft from its fleet were still in Russia, following the termination of leases in ...

  • Swedish air force Gripen Cs

    Saab boss sees no ‘negative effects’ as Sweden weighs NATO membership bid


    Saab chief executive Micael Johansson expects to see an increase in orders as NATO nations boost their defence expenditure in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, while home nation Sweden considers seeking membership of the Western military alliance.

  • Rossiya Superjet title-c-Rossiya

    Russian government subsidises airlines in bid to maintain domestic traffic


    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 ...

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    Latest US aid package to Ukraine includes dozens of ‘Ghost’ UAVs


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

  • S7 tail-c-Airbus

    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 ...

  • Airbus

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


    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

    IrAero urges government intervention over Superjet engine maintenance


    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 ...

  • S7 A321neo-c-Aviation Capital Group

    Lessor Aviation Capital Group outlines exposure to Russian airline sector


    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

    Serbia looks West for fighter fleet renewal, seeking 12 Rafales


    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

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


    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

    Over 570 foreign aircraft moved to Russian registry: deputy prime minister


    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

    ​Pentagon’s Ukraine aid package includes 11 Mi-17s, 300 Switchblades


    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

    Air Lease discloses extent of Russian fleet exposure


    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

    How Russian airspace restrictions are adding hours to some Europe-Asia flights


    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

    Russian fleet will remain safe despite EU blacklisting: Rosaviatsia


    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

    EU blacklists Russian carriers over continued operation of grounded aircraft


    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

    Aeroflot appoints head of Rossiya as new chief executive


    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

    An-22 among several Antonov aircraft damaged during Gostomel combat


    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 ...

  • Red Wings-c-Red Wings

    Russian firm looks to shift carriers onto domestic booking platform


    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

    Russian presidential decree orders aircraft lease payments in roubles


    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 ...