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Aeroflot Superjet 100 RA-89098 burst into flames at Moscow Sheremetyevo on landing, 13 dead

From Reuters:

At least 13 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday when the plane caught fire mid-air and made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Television footage showed the Sukhoi Superjet-100 making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport with much of the rear part of the plane engulfed in flames.

Many passengers then escaped via the plane’s emergency slides that inflated after the hard landing.

Medical workers told the TASS news agency at least 13 people had been killed and that others remained unaccounted for.

Russian news agencies said the plane, which had been flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk before turning back, had been carrying 78 passengers. It was unclear how many crew had been on board.

Russian investigators said they had opened an investigation and were looking into whether the pilots had breached air safety rules.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The Interfax news agency reported that a rescue team was combing through the charred wreckage of the rear of the plane looking for survivors.

The Flightradar24 tracking service showed that the plane had circled twice over Moscow before making an emergency landing after about 45 minutes.

From CNN: Breaking News

At least 13 people are dead after a fire broke out aboard an Aeroflot flight in Russia Sunday, Russian state news agency TASS said.

The Russian Superjet 100 (RA-89098) was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot flight SU1492 returned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported.

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Aeroflot issued this statement (translated from Russian):

Aeroflot confirms the information about the fire in the engines of the flight SU1492 Moscow-Murmansk after landing at Sheremetyevo, which was forced to return to the airport for technical reasons.

There are victims, the number is being specified, emergency medical care is provided to all those in need. Passengers left the aircraft on emergency chutes.

At present, a commission has been established to investigate the causes and circumstances of the incident. The Aeroflot crisis headquarters was quickly activated.

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport issued this statement (translated from Russian):

Today, May 5, 2019, at 18.32 MSK, an aviation accident took place with the passenger aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines at Sheremetyevo Airport.

Flight SU1492 took off in 18.02 MSK on the route Moscow-Murmansk. After takeoff, the crew reported a malfunction and decided to return to the airport. There were 73 passengers and 5 crew members on board. At 18.30 MSK, the passenger aircraft made a “hard” landing on the runway, after which the fire occurred.

At 18.32 MSK, emergency rescue brigade, medical crews for emergency evacuation and assistance to passengers and crew members immediately arrived at the scene.

The airport established an operational headquarters for the management of the crisis situation.

The necessary medical and psychological assistance was immediately provided to all victims.

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Aeroflot to start flights to Palma de Mallorca

Aeroflot's 2016 special livery for CSKA Moscow Football Club

Aeroflot has begun ticket sales for flights to Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca. Regular flights on the Moscow – Palma de Mallorca – Moscow route will be launched on June 1, 2019.

Four weekly flights on Airbus A320 aircraft will operate on the following schedule:

Moscow – Palma de Mallorca

– flight SU2518 will depart Moscow on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:55, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:15.

Palma de Mallorca – Moscow

– flight SU2519 will depart Palma de Mallorca on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:35, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 17:15 (local time).

Aeroflot is continuously expanding its route network and increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. Aeroflot flies to 152 destinations in 55 countries, including 54 in Russia. In its Winter 2018/19 schedule Aeroflot has launched 14 new destinations, which will be serviced both by the Company’s own fleet and by Rossiya Airline. Aeroflot’s route network spans the largest cities in the Northern Caucasus, including Grozny, Vladikavkaz, Makhachkala, Nazran (Magas) and Nalchik, as well as the cities of the Volga region – Izhevsk and Ulyanovsk. On top of that, Aeroflot has launched direct flights from Moscow to Osh and Bukhara. On the international front Aeroflot added flights to three European cities: Gothenburg, Dublin and Ljubljana, as well as flights to Denpasar – the largest city of the Indonesian island of Bali – and Colombo – the largest metropolis of Sri Lanka.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 VP-BWD (msn 2116) (CSKA Moscow Football Club) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 942358.

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Aeroflot to launch flights to Dublin

CSKA Moscow Football Club

Aeroflot issued this statement:

Starting from October 28, 2018, Aeroflot will operate regular flights to Dublin, the capital of Ireland (below).

Daily flights on Airbus A320 aircraft will operate on the following schedules:

Moscow-Dublin (all times local):

– flight SU 2590 will depart Sheremetyevo at 19:20 and arrive in Dublin at 20:45.

– return flight SU 2591 will depart Dublin at 21:45 and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 04:50 +1.

Flights will operate under the winter timetable effective from October 28, 2018 through March 30, 2019.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 VP-BWE (msn 2133) (CSKA Moscow Football Club) CDG (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 943847.

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First Boeing 777-300ER joins AviaAM Financial Leasing China fleet

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has added a brand new Boeing 777-300ER to its fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the Russian carrier, Aeroflot, under a 12-year operating lease agreement.

The aircraft bearing the manufacturer’s serial number msn 6530, was delivered to the operator at the Boeing facilities in Seattle, USA, on June 1, 2018. It will be used under an operating lease for 12 years. The company intends to debut the aircraft in a flight to the FIFA World Cup 2018, which begins July 14th in Russia.

Along with being the world’s largest twinjet, this is also the first brand new Boeing 777 deal for AviaAM Financial Leasing China and has allowed the company to enter into the area of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners. “We are thrilled to make a new start, a new beginning in our business. This is the first wide-body aircraft we have leased and we are delivering it to one of our biggest customers. With this Boeing 777, we are stepping into the great market of wide-bodied aircraft leasing and looking forward to new challenges,” says Tomas Sidlauskas, CEO of AviaAM Financial Leasing China.

The abovementioned Boeing 777-300ER is an “extended range” airliner that can travel up to 13 650 km with 30 business, 48 premium economy, and 324 economy class passengers. It is powered by the world’s most powerful jet engine, a GE90-115B turbofan. In December 2017, there were 767 of these aircraft in service with 72 unfilled orders.

Photo: AviaAM Leasing.

Japan Airlines and Aeroflot launch a comprehensive partnership

JAL-Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA828J (msn 38438) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909162.

Japan Airlines (JAL) Aeroflot Russian Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation agreement to pursue commercial opportunities which will greatly benefit the customers of both airlines by providing more options for travel between Russia and Japan.

Since the relaxation of visa requirements to the nationals of Japan and Russia from January 1, 2017, the demand between the two countries has been steadily increasing and the two airlines have agreed to work together to further stimulate travel between the two countries.

As a first step, JAL and Aeroflot have agreed to start codeshare cooperation between Japan and Russia as well as Aeroflot’s domestic flights, and JAL’s domestic and international flights. The first stage of the codeshare cooperation is planned to be implemented after fiscal year 2018.

In addition to the codeshare cooperation, JAL and Aeroflot will pursue the development of the partnership in various areas, including frequent flyer programs, airport relocation, while considering a joint business in the future.

Japan Airlines currently operates four weekly flights to Moscow Domodedovo Airport from Tokyo Narita Airport using Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Between July to October 2017, the frequency had temporarily increased to seven flights per week to accommodate the demand during the peak summer season in 2017.

Aeroflot operates daily nonstop flights year-round from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Tokyo Narita Airport. Flights from Moscow are operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: JAL-Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA828J (msn 38438) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909162.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A330-343 VQ-BCV (msn 1072) GVA (Paul Denton). Image: 911403.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A330-343 VQ-BCV (msn 1072) GVA (Paul Denton). Image: 911403.

Aeroflot to transfer 13 Boeing 737-800s to Pobeda

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) on June 22 received permission at its annual general meeting of its shareholders to transfer 13 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Pobeda (Moscow) on a long-term sublease.

Top Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Aeroflot Russian Airlines’ Boeing 737-8LJ WL VP-BZB (msn 41199) departs from London (Heathrow) colors.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Aeroflot subsidiary Pobeda’s new Boeing 737-8LJ VQ-BWH (msn 41206) arrives back at Boeing Field in Seattle after a test flight.

Aeroflots cancels its order for 22 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) has cancelled its order for 22 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners due to delays in the deliveries according to Deputy Chief Executive Giorgio Callegario in an interview with Bloomberg at the Paris Air Show.

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