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Kavminvodyavia to merge with Aeroflot

The biggest North Caucasus air company, Kavminvodyavia, is going to merge with the Russian giant Aeroflot, RIA Novosti cites the chief executive officer's aide as saying. The decision was made in March 2011 by the federal government. 

State property worth $30 billion to be privatized in Russia

Russia plans to earn $30 billion from privatized property, whichexceeds expectations by 25-50%, Russian Vice-Premier and FinanceMinister Alexey Kudrin said, RIA Novosti reports.Kudrin said on Friday that the government will prepare a new packageof state assets for privatization. It will include shares of companiesoperating in strategic spheres. The airline Aeroflot will beprivatized.

Armenia to buy one more SSJ-100 by end of 2011

The president of the United Aircraft Engineering Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan stated that he sees prospects for cooperation with Armenia in several projects, News Armenia reports. The presentation ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 took place on Tuesday in the international airport Zvartnots in Yerevan. Armavia and Aeroflot are the initial clients for Sukhoi Superjet 100. According to Pogosyan, Arminia will receive one more SSJ-100 by the end of the year.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 receives certificate of Interstate Aviation Committee

Sukhoi Superjet 100 receives Interstate Aviation Committee certificateThe Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) issued today a certificate forthe aircraft SSJ100 developed by the "Sukhoi" company, RIA Novostireports.The short-haul passenger plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 is designed for upto 98 passengers and is able to cover a distance of 4.4 thousandkilometres.The launch customer for Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the leading Russian aircarrier Aeroflot. Among the other customers are the Armenian airline

Stavropol Territory to manage airport of Mineralnye Vody for two months

The state-owned corporation Rostekhnologii has concluded preparationof separation balance sheets of the federal state unitary enterpriseKavminvodyavia for the airport of Mineralnye Vody and the air companyKavminvodyavia, Kommersant reports.After corporatization of assets, Kavminvodyavia, together with theOrenburg Airlines and ‘Russia’, will be put under the management ofAeroflot. The airport of Mineralnye Vody will be on the balance of theRussian Federal Air Transport Agency and Stavropol Territory.

Armavia receives first serial SSJ-100

The Armenian airline company Armavia has received the first Russianserial regional plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100), named after thefirst spaceman, Yuri Gagarin, Roscosmos reports.The deputy director general of the air company Aram Yegoyan said thatthey plan to launch the new plane in February when all thecertification documents are ready. The plane will fly on theYerevan-Moscow route.The SSJ-100 was to receive the certificate from the European AviationSafety Agency in mid 2011.

Transport minister slams Moscow airport, Aeroflot over flight delay

Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin criticized the management of Moscow's Domodedovo airport and the air carrier Aeroflot on Tuesday over their handling of flight delays caused by a recent ice storm, RIA Novosti reports. Power outages and icing at Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports near Moscow have severely disrupted passenger traffic in the past two days. The association of Russian travel companies said flight delays have affected more than 20,000 people.

Olympic business partners summarise cooperation in 2010

A meeting of all the partner companies was held by the Sochi 2014Committee within the Partnership Club in Sochi, Yuga reports.The meeting was attended by representatives of such companies asCoca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Omega, Panasonic, P & G, Samsung, Visa,"Aeroflot", BOSCO Sport, "Megaphone", "Russian Railways, Rosneft,Rostelecom, Sberbank, Volkswagen Group Rus and Ingosstrakh.The main topics of the meeting, among others, were the outcome of themutual cooperation in 2010, key areas of cooperation for 2011 in

Sochi-2010 investment forum

Sochi-2010 investment forum

Nine agreements were signed, amounting to 118,600,000 euros worth of investments, during the IX International Investment Forum Sochi-2010.

‘VIM-Avia’ begins Moscow-Baku flights

The ‘VIM-Avia’ airline company has opened flights from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport to Baku, reports, citing ‘Transport Today’.The flights NN 443/444 will be carried out by Boeing 757-200s on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The planes will lift off at 08.05 Moscow time and arrive in Baku at 11.50 local time. They will leave Baku at 13.00 local time and arrive at Domodedovo at 14.50 Moscow time.

Russian Ministry of Transport to form unified North Caucasus air company

The Russian Ministry of Transport intends to found a unified air company for the whole North Caucasus Federal District on the basis of the "Kavminvodyavia" air company.If local officials support the decision, the administration of the "Mineralnye Vody" aiport will be handed over to "Aeroflot , the Kommersant newspaper cites Igor Levitin, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, as saying.

Russian Ministry of Transport proposes establishing single air company

The Russian Minister of Transport, Igor Levitin, had a meeting in the Mineral Waters region, discussing transport infrastructure in the North Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) , where he proposed that transport agencies of the North Caucasus establish a single air company based in the Mineral Waters region, Interfax reports.

Russian Yerevan-Moscow plane makes emergency landing in ‘Zvartnots’

he Armenian main civil aviation department has confirmed an incident with a Russian plane belonging to ‘Aeroflot’, flying on Sunday between Yerevan and Moscow. A bird flew into the plane’s engine, RIA Novosti reports. According to News Armenia, citing the department’s press-secretary Nelli Cherchinyan, the plane returned to Yerevan's ‘Zvartnots’ airport. No one was injured in the incident. The passengers used an alternative flight to Moscow. The plane was checked for damage and went back into service.

Europe covered in ashes of Icelandic volcano

Kaliningrad’s Khabrovo airport has temporarily stopped flights due to volcanic eruptions in Iceland, ITAR-TASS reports, citing an airport spokesperson.   According to the spokesperson, the cloud of volcanic dust is dangerous for airplanes. She also said that both Lithuania and Latvia have closed their airspaces.