CEO of Interjet confirmed the purchase of 10 more Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft

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Interjet (Mexico) approved the purchase of 10 more Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garsa.

“The decision was made by the company’s Board of Directors,” Garsa said. This refers to an option for 10 jets of the type exercised by Interjet.

Today the carrier’s fleet comprises 51 aircraft, including 12 out of 20 ordered SSJ 100 liners. The rest 8 vehicles will be delivered to the carrier by July 2015.

According to the company’s CEO, he is heading to Venice soon to sign the agreement for delivery of 10 more jets of the type.

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Tehran Warns NATO Against Flying Planes Over Iranian Airspace: Commander

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NATO airplanes are not allowed to pass over Iranian airspace, commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Iranian air defense base said. The official made reference to an early September ISAF flight, which was reportedly forced to land.

 

MOSCOW, January 5 (Sputnik) — An Iranian Air Defense commander on Monday warned NATO against flying planes within the country’s airspace following recent claims identifying an aircraft from the military alliance.”We have announced through the International Civil Aviation Organization [ICAO] that certain airplanes, including NATO and military airplanes, are not allowed to pass through the Islamic Republic of Iran’s airspace,” Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli, commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Iranian air defense base, was quoted as saying by Iran’s FARS News Agency.

Esmayeeli made reference to an early September flight into Iranian airspace by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, which was reportedly forced to land.

 

According to an earlier statement by Esmayeeli, the ISAF aircraft “identified itself as a passenger plane while in our airspace.” Esmayeeli announced in early December that 108 NATO military personnel on the aircraft had been detained upon landing at the Bandar Abbas airport.Washington denied the landing was forced and said the United Arab Emirates plane, chartered to carry American military personnel, had landed in Bandar Abbas due to a problem in the flight plan, and later resumed its passage to Dubai.

Meanwhile, Esmayeeli reiterated that any aircraft disregarding Iran’s airspace warning would be forced to land, as reported by FARS.

Irkut Corporation plans to promote its products at the African market

    

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Irkut Corporation made another step towards promotion of its products in Africa. It signed a memorandum with the largest private aerospace company of Republic of South Africa (RSA) – Paramount Group, TASS reports.

“The parties will carry out joint feasibility studies of potential opportunities for industrial and technological cooperation aimed at promotion of products manufactured by Irkut Corporation at the African market,” said in the document.

Delegation of Irkut Corporation headed by Vladimir Sautov, Vice-president on Marketing and Foreign Economic Cooperation, visited facilities of the Paramount Group. “Industrial, technological and marketing capabilities as well as commitment to cooperate with us demonstrate that the company may become an important partner of Irkut Corporation in this region,” representative of the corporation, Gennady Prishepa, said.

In November Irkut came to an agreement with Pamodzi Group in terms of promotion of MS-21 aircraft in the regions of Africa located South of Sahara. The agent agreement was signed in the network of Russia-RSA Intergovernmental Committee on trade and economic cooperation.

75 Years of Excellence: Celebrating the Foundation of MiG Design Bureau


The Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau, now known as the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, was founded on December 8, 1939. Aircraft designed by the bureau became the mainstay of the Soviet and Russian air forces, and have been widely used by armed forces all across the world.

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Russian Military Technologies's photo.
Russian Military Technologies's photo.

Aviastar-SP completed upgrade of 6 An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft

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Aviastar-SP has successfully completed upgrade of heavy transport aircraft An-124-100 Ruslan under the State Defense Order. Another Ruslan departed to Sesha, press-service of Aviastar-SP reports.

“Over the last three years Aviastar upgraded six An-124-100 aircraft under the State Defense Order: one – in 2012, three – in 2013 and two – in 2014. The program for modernization of state aviation included modifications made in accordance with service bulletin, upgrade of aircraft components aimed at improvement of the aircraft performance, reliability, extension of the jet’s service life,” the enterprise’s press-service noted.

The day before, another upgraded Ruslan owned by Volga-Dnepr was transferred from final assembly line of the Ulyanovsk-based enterprise to Spektr-Avia painting workshop.

US State Dep’t Approves $800 Million Deal to Support Iraq Transport Planes

The US State Department has approved the sale to Iraq of a transport aircraft sustainment package

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency reported that the US State Department had approved the sale to Iraq of a transport aircraft package of total $800 million, which will allow the Iraqi air force to continue conducting humanitarian relief operations beyond 2015.

WASHINGTON, November 27 (Sputnik) – The US State Department has approved the sale to Iraq of a transport aircraft sustainment package worth $800 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced.

The proposed sale would not “alter the basic military balance in the region” nor would it have an “adverse impact on US defense readiness”, the DSCA said in a statement Wednesday.

 

According to the statement, the sustainment package will include equipment, parts, service, maintenance and logistical support for a fleet of Lockheed Martin transport planes, which will allow the Iraqi air force to continue conducting humanitarian relief operations beyond 2015.

The deal qualifies as part of the Foreign Military Sales program, which is a form of security assistance and, according to the DSCA website, a fundamental tool of US foreign policy. It authorizes the President to sell defense-related equipment and services to partner nations in order to strengthen national security.

DSCA is the US Defense Department’s lead agency for executing security cooperation programs with countries like Iraq.

Military Aircraft to Land on Highway for First Time in Russia

Military aircraft will land on a highway for the first time in the history of the Russian Army as part of military exercises in Russian Far East

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ULAN-UDE, September 2 (RIA Novosti) -Military aircraft will land on a highway for the first time in the history of the Russian Armed Forces as part of military exercises in Russian Far East, Deputy Defense Minister Bulgakov said Tuesday.

“For the first time in the history of Russian military, a Russian Air Force plane is scheduled to land on the federal highway in Primorsky Territory. The aircraft will conduct landing, receive comprehensive maintenance, including refueling, and then take off to fulfill the tasks according to the exercise scenario,” Gen. Bulgakov said.

The military drills will take place from September 2 to 5. About 20 military units and organizations from the Eastern Military District as well as the Transport Ministry, the Federal Agency for State Reserves, Russian Railways (RZD) and Russian Highways (Avtodor) will participate in the exercises.