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Russian airlines caught in fake bomb threats problem

Aeroflot’s domestic flight SU1392 took off from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) on March 19, 2020. En route to Perm Bolshoye Savino Airport (PEE), the pilots of Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B issued a squawk 7700, declaring an emergency. Reportedly, an anonymous caller warned that explosives had been placed on the flight. Yet despite the distress signal, SU1392 did not divert from its course and landed at its destination as per usual. ...


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Aeroflot takes 1st A350XWB: change in fleet, livery

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a brand-new Airbus A350-900. The aircraft is the first not only for the operator but also for the region, as no other airline currently operates the A350XWB in Eastern Europe or CIS. The new airliner also features a subtle update to the century-old airline’s livery. ...


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Aeroflot, Sukhoi begin their largest Superjet 100 transaction

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, the company that produces the Superjet 100 regional passenger aircraft, said it had handed off the first five aircraft from a deal with Aeroflot, which is due to receive a hundred planes by 2026. The delivery of Superjet 100s to Aeroflot is funded by VEB.RF, the Russian state development corporation. The transaction is the largest one for both the plane manufacturer and the airline, according to Sukhoi. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Aeroflot pilot dies after emergency landing

An Aeroflot flight had to request an emergency landing after its co-pilot reported feeling sick. The man died shortly after landing....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Halloween special: Top 5 scariest aviation close calls

While throughout history aviation got more comfortable and safer, on some occasions, that comfort and safety were almost thrown out the window. These are some of the scariest near-accidents that happened in the skies....


Ruta Burbaite
Aeroflot drops order for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, awaits A350s

Aeroflot is keeping busy these days when it comes to sprucing up its fleet. The Russian flag carrier has cancelled its long-standing order for 22 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, as the airline awaits the arrival of its all-new Airbus A350XWB wide-body aircraft next year. The move will present another blow to Boeing, as the company seeks new business for the 787 in order to avoid future production rates cut....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Aeroflot captain charged for Superjet 100 crash landing in Moscow

The Captain of the ill-fated Aeroflot Flight 1492 was charged by the Investigative Committee of Russia for his actions during the emergency landing, which sent the Superjet 100 slamming into the ground, setting the jet ablaze:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Doing the Sully before it was cool – Aeroflot river ditch in 1963

On August 21, 1963, the Miracle on the Neva happened - preceding the Miracle on the Hudson by 46 years, an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-124 was forced to ditch in the middle of St. Petersburg due to several unfortunate events:...


Ruta Burbaite
Aeroflot to add Airbus A320neos, remains firm on Boeing 737 MAX

Russia’s national carrier, Aeroflot, is to expand its Airbus fleet with plans to introduce nine A320neo Family jets in a deal worth over $870 million. But the flag carrier is lagging behind with the introduction of the “neo” compared to some other Russian airlines, and has so far expressed no interest in the Boeing 737 MAX, while its low-cost subsidiary awaits deliveries of the planes by year’s end....


Aeroflot flies Trent 700 engine for 50K hours without overhaul
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Aeroflot flies Trent 700 engine for 50K hours without overhaul

Aeroflot has flown a Trent 700 engine for over 50,000 hours without requiring an overhaul, Rolls-Royce announces on June 19, 2019, suggesting it means a world record for a widebody engine....