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    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 ...

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    Utair claims sufficient aircraft on Russian register to serve its network


    Russian carrier Utair insists it will be able to maintain services using domestically-registered aircraft, after restricting the operation of those on the Bermuda register. Bermuda’s civil aviation authority suspended airworthiness certification of the Russian fleet on its register from 13 March. Utair states that it has received a notification from ...

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    Utair starts transferring 737 fleet to Russian registry


    Utair has become the latest Russian operator to begin shifting aircraft onto the country’s domestic registry. The airline has re-registered a Boeing 737-500 – previously operating under Bermuda oversight as VQ-BJL – to the Russian RA-73048. Utair passenger airline president Oleg Semyonov says the company aims to transfer “most” of ...

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    Utair secures new loan as it strives to emerge from debt pressure


    Russian operator Utair Aviation has reached a loan agreement with Rossiya Bank for Rb12 billion ($164 million) as part of the company’s financial restructuring. Utair says the terms of the 12-year loan include a “grace period” for payment of the principal and interest. It adds that the two sides aim ...

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    Utair proposes debt-to-equity swap as part of financial restructuring


    Shareholders of Russian carrier Utair are to consider a debt-to-equity swap as part of a continuing restructuring of the airline’s finances. Utair says shareholders including AK-Invest and Neft-Consulting as well as carrier group’s own maintenance division Utair Engineering are set to take part in the swap. “The airline’s debts to ...

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    Snow-strike 737 crew did not correct altitude for low temperature


    Investigators probing a Boeing 737-500’s below-glidepath approach to Usinsk, before the jet struck a snow bank upon landing, have revealed that the crew did not correct the altitude for the freezing air temperature. The Utair jet struck the 1.1m bank of snow, located 32m before the runway, after arriving from ...

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    Russia’s Utair seeks return to strategic plan from 2022


    Russia’s Utair Group is expecting to return to its strategic course from 2022, as the impact of the air transport crisis begins to subside. Utair Group states, in a first-half briefing, that the crisis might “drag on” until the beginning of the peak season of 2021, but that it plans ...

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    An-74 suffered generator failure before Gao overrun


    Preliminary details of the Utair Cargo Antonov An-74 landing accident at Gao in Mali indicate the aircraft suffered an extensive electrical failure before the touchdown and overrun. Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that the generator of the right-hand Progress D-36 engine failed during the 3 August flight from ...

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    UN An-74 badly damaged in Mali landing accident


    One of Utair Group’s freighter aircraft, an Antonov An-74 TK-100, has been substantially damaged in an accident at Gao in eastern Mali. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali – known as MINUSMA – says the aircraft was landing at Gao after arriving from the capital, Bamako, at ...

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    Utair 737 hit 1.1m snow bank short of runway: inquiry


    Investigators have determined that snow-clearance at Usinsk airport was inadequate before a landing accident in which a Utair Boeing 737-500 struck a shallow snow bank, about 1.1m high, situated 32m before the runway. The inquiry has also revealed that the aircraft was consistently slightly low on its descent path during ...

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    Pressured Utair cuts losses but coronavirus impact looms


    Russian carrier Utair halved its pre-tax losses in the first quarter, despite initial effects from the coronavirus crisis, but the impact on the second quarter has yet to become clear. The financially-pressured carrier’s passenger numbers in April were down by nearly 90%. Utair disclosed in early March that it was ...

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    Utair 737 hit snow bank on approach to Usinsk


    Russian investigators have disclosed that the Utair Boeing 737-500 involved in a landing accident at Usinsk struck a snow bank with its main undercarriage just before touching down. The aircraft hit the bank, sustaining damage, about 15m before reaching runway 13 as it arrived following a service from Moscow Vnukovo ...

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    Utair cites windshear as 737-500 suffers landing accident at Usinsk


    One of Russian carrier Utair’s Boeing 737-500s has been evacuated after it suffered a landing accident on a wintry runway in Russia’s Komi republic. The aircraft (VQ-BPS) had been operating the UT595 service from Moscow Vnukovo to Usinsk airport on 9 February. Utair says that a “sharp, unpredictable windshear” occurred ...

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    Utair leasing more 737s as Max delivery dates shift


    Russian carrier Utair is to acquire up to four more current-generation Boeing 737s, in order to continue fleet modernisation while uncertainty remains over the 737 Max.

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    Utair opens maintenance centre for domestic aircraft types


    Russian operator Utair has opened a centre for maintenance of domestically-built regional aircraft including Antonov and Yakovlev types.

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    Utair cuts half-year loss but labours under debts


    ​Russian operator Utair is attributing an improvement in half-year financial performance to better fuel efficiency and aircraft utilisation, but acknowledges that it remain under pressure from a high debt burden.

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    Sochi overrun 737 landed nearly halfway down runway


    ​Russian investigators have disclosed that the Utair Boeing 737-800 which overran at Sochi touched down almost halfway along the runway.

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    Utair 737-800 in Sochi accident overran by 200m


    ​Russian investigators state that the Utair Boeing 737-800 involved in an overrun accident at Sochi came to rest 200m from the end of the runway.

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    All on board survive Utair 737-800 excursion at Sochi


    ​All 170 occupants of a Utair Boeing 737-800 have escaped after the aircraft suffered severe damage during an overrun on landing at Sochi.

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    Utair builds connections out of new Rostov airport


    Russia’s Utair is to expand from the new Platov airport at Rostov-on-Don, opening several new services within the country’s southern region.