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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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Aeroflot adds a second daily flight to Hamburg

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) has increased the flight frequency on the Moscow-Hamburg route. The airline has added a second daily flight. This addition bucks the trend of other airlines which have been dropping some routes between Europe and Russia.

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On June 1, 2015, in a festive atmosphere, Aeroflot performed its first additional flight on the Moscow — Hamburg route. According to the airline, “The flight was warmly welcomed by Aeroflot German office in Hamburg and airport staff with the water salute and a celebratory cake.”

An additional flight to Hamburg will be operated on a daily basis from Sheremetyevo Airport (Terminal D) in Moscow on Airbus А320 family aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 VP-BDK (msn 2106) taxies at Zurich in the SkyTeam livery.

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Bottom Photo: Aeroflot. On May 15 Aeroflot celebrated 85 Years of flight attendants. This photo shows some of the various uniforms over the years.

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Pobeda commences operations on the Moscow-Volgograd route

Pobeda 737-400 (14)(Flt)(Aeroflot)(LR)

Pobeda (Moscow-Vnukovo), the low-cost carrier of Aeroflot, operated its first revenue flight on December 1 on the Moscow (Vnukovo)-Volgograd route with Boeing 737-800s.

Pobeda will provide daily flights on the route from Vnukovo Airport, Terminal A in accordance with the following schedule:

DP 181 leaves Moscow at 10:50 and arrives in Volgograd at 12:40;

DP 182 leaves Volgograd at 13:20 and arrives in Moscow at 15:05.

Pobeda means “Victory” in the Russian language. The new airline replaces the grounded Dobrolet (2nd).

Images: Aeroflot.

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Aeroflot extends its collective bargaining agreements with it employees

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) has extended its collective bargaining agreement with its employees through 2017. The company issued this statement:

Aeroflot management and airline employee trade unions have successfully concluded negotiations that extend the collective bargaining agreement currently in place for the period 2014 through 2017. The collective agreement calls for a wide range of benefits for employees, irrespective of union membership.

Despite the challenging economic environment in Russia, the parties determined it was essential to keep in place all benefits, subsidies and guarantees included in the prevailing collective agreement. The trade unions have maintained the crucial role they have long held in facilitating labor relations. The agreement was signed by the United Representative Body of Aeroflot employees.

The collective agreement will remain in force through December 1, 2017. The range of benefits laid out under the collective agreement is unprecedented in the airline industry. To date the expenses incurred by Aeroflot to maintain these benefits exceeds 3 billion rubles a year.

Employees receive attractive and high salaries that are regularly re-indexed, and in addition receive additional payments (paid annual leave, awards upon retirement, paid public holidays, etc.).

The collective agreement calls for the following benefits:

Adding up to 14 days of holiday time (increasing total annual paid leave to 42 days);
Medical care (treatment at Aeroflot’s own Medical Centre, payment for treatment at other medical facilities, subsidised prescriptions);
Expense-paid holidays in sanatoriums (in 2014 employees enjoyed holidays and sanatorium treatments in Russia and abroad: Crimea, the Mineralnie Vody region of the Caucasus, the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, the Krasnodar region, Slovakia, Israel, the UAE and Turkey;
Non-state pension fund payments;
Company-provided automobiles;
Subsidised air tickets for employees and their families;
Reimbursement of children’s pre-school expenses;
Corporate trainings.
A number of key benefits continue for employees after they have retired from the Company.

Aeroflot has always valued healthy lifestyles for employees, and for that reason leases exercise facilities on their behalf.

Approximately 70% of the cost of employee benefits are allocated to on-board personnel, the airline’s most valued group of employees. In addition to high salaries in line with those at the leading international airlines, pilots receive:

The most holidays in the industry, 70 days off (whereas European carriers typically give pilots 28 days);
Comfortable accommodations when spending the night away from the pilot’s home airport;
Minimum three-star hotel accommodation;
Expense-paid holidays in sanatoriums (in addition to the standard company options, a special program is available to pilots and their families in the Czech Republic);
Per-diem based on average salaried day for days spent on routine medical check-ups;
In the event a pilot leaves the Company due to physical inability to carry out his duties, a one-time payment is made equivalent to 20%-100% of his annual salary;
Injury compensation of USD 5,000-10,000 in the event of health problems;
Non-state pension fund payments (through a dedicated pension plan, “Golden Anchor”)
Subsidised airline tickets, including on high-demand routes, for pilots and their family members.

The current JSC Aeroflot collective agreement was first signed in 2005. The agreement was the result of extensive collective bargaining with JSC Aeroflot by the leading airline employee union, First Trade-union Organisation, of which more than half of all Aeroflot employees are members. The collective agreement was renewed twice, in 2008 and 2011, without modifying the benefits received by employees.

JSC Aeroflot employs approximately 18,000 people in Russia and abroad and is the leading employer in the Russian aviation industry.

In other news, Aeroflot on October 26 Aeroflot is relaunching Moscow — Tbilisi and Moscow — Chisinau service.

Aeroflot will provide daily flights to the capital of Georgia on Airbus A320s from Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal D.

Daily flights to Chisinau will be operated on Airbus A320s from Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal D.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 VP-BRX (msn 3063) departs from London’s Heathrow Airport.

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