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Russian planes flew near California, Guam, in upped activity

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(Reuters) – The head of U.S. air forces in the Pacific said on Monday that Russia’s intervention in Ukraine had been accompanied by a significant increase in Russian air activity in the Asia-Pacific region in a show of strength and… Continue reading

Ukraine crisis poses no threat to Russian rocket engine imports

RD-180 rocket engines

(Reuters) – The crisis in Ukraine has not jeopardized the longstanding relationship between the U.S. Air Force and the Russian company that builds engines for the rockets used to launch large U.S. government satellites, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Russian Helicopters to showcase new medium and heavy helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

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Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present its current model range alongside upcoming models to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2014.

“Heli-Expo is one of the most important international forums for our industry, and gives… Continue reading

Sukhoi Company transferred a batch of Su-35S fighters to the Russian Air Force

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The aircraft entered service with the 23rd Fighter Regiment (based at the Dzemgi airfield, Khabarovsk Territory) of the Third Air Force and Air Defense Command of Russia. Today Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russian Air Force… Continue reading

Aeroflot becomes first Russian airline with Sharklet equipped A320

Aeroflot A320 sharklets

Aeroflot, Russian national carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with sharklets, becoming the first in Russia to benefit from these new fuel saving wing tip devices. Aeroflot’s A320, powered by CFM56 engines, features a comfortable two… Continue reading

Russian Aviation Authority Concerned About Superjet 100 Safety

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MOSCOW, February 3 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian air safety regulator expressed concern Monday about the safety of the country’s new Superjet 100 regional airliner.

The Interstate Aviation Committee said on its website that it had notified the plane’s maker,… Continue reading