Ex-presidential candidate of Georgia intercedes for Georgian Airways

The ex-candidate for the presidency of Georgia and leader of the National Christian Movement George Andriadze calls on the country’s authorities to protect the interests of local businesses, including Georgian Airways.

Kutaisi and Batumi airports lead in terms of passenger traffic growth in Europe

Kutaisi and Batumi airports have become leaders in terms of passenger traffic growth in Europe.

QAZAQ AIR launches Atyrau – Astrakhan flight

QAZAQ AIR, Kazakhstan, launches its regular flights to the south of the Russian Federation to fly en route Atyrau, Kazakhstan – Astrakhan, Russia.

Frequency of flights from Tbilisi to European destinations grows

During the summer air navigation season of 2019, Georgian Airways will operate its regular flights to European destinations with increased frequency of flights.

SpiceJet chooses Amadeus as its first global distribution partner

Amadeus and SpiceJet, an Indian low cost carrier, have announced a new distribution agreement that gives Amadeus’ global network of travel sellers access to the airline’s range of fares and prices through the Amadeus Travel Platform.

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus agree to renew their 30-year technology partnership

The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus have announced an agreement to renew their longstanding technology partnership.

From Nur-Sultan (Astana) to Ulan Bator – new destination from Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines

On June 2, 2019 Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines will launch its new flight en route Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan – Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Flights from the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Genghis Khan International Airport will be operated twice a week on Boeing 737-500 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

IrAero Airlines’ Orenburg – Baku flight schedule

On April 20, 2019, IrAero Airlines, Russia, will launch its new destination to Azerbaijan along the Orenburg, Russia – Baku, Azerbaijan, air route. Flights to the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport will be operated on Sukhoi Superjet-100 airliner on Saturdays according to the following flight schedule:

Russian airline company launching new flights to Azerbaijan

The Russian airline company IrAero is expanding the geography of flights from Azerbaijan, Trend reports with reference to the company.

Kazakhstan airlines gain over US $1.3B for two months

The results of two months of 2019 show that the revenues of air transport enterprises in Kazakhstan rose by 21.2 percent and reached KZT 49.7 billion (US $1.3 billion), Trend reports via Kazakh media.

Airline from Kazakhstan plans to launch Atyrau – Astrakhan flight

Qazaq Air, Kazakhstan, plans to launch its regular direct flight en route Atyrau, Kazakhstan – Astrakhan, Russia, the Embassy of Kazakhstan to Russia said.

Chinese aircraft operates its experimental flight on new energy sources

According to the COMAC’s latest report, the test aircraft on the Linque-N (LQ-H) new sources of energy developed by this company has recently completed an experimental flight at the Shang Jee airport in Zhengzhou.

Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations refuses to buy new helicopters, as it has no money

Nothing can be discussed nowadays regarding the acquisition of a new helicopter, Azamat Mambetov, State Minister of Emergency Situations, announced today at a press conference.

Uzbekistan Airways provides its new “Internet on board” service

The national airline of Uzbekistan provides passengers with an excellent opportunity to conduct a flight without leaving their favorite social networks and, while on the Internet, communicate with their relatives and keep up to date with the latest news and events.

Boeing to install extra safety alarm in 737 Max jets

Boeing has decided that the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) will be installed on all 737 Max family liners without fail, Trend reported, referring to Interfax.

Air Astana to keep its name after renaming the capital city of Kazakhstan

After renaming the Astana city, Kazakhstan, the international brand under this name will be preserved, Dauren Abayev, the Minister of Information and Social Development of Kazakhstan, said on air on Khabar TV channel.

Turkmenistan Airlines wants to fly to Asia

During a business trip to Japan, representatives of Turkmenistan Airlines intend to hold talks on the establishment of air services with the states of the Asia-Pacific Region. Information about this was heard at the meeting on March 20th, which was devoted to the visit of the delegation of Turkmenistan to Japan.

Tourist Information Center opens at Dushanbe International Airport

The Tourist Information Center has been launched at the Dushanbe International Airport, Tajikistan, where people can get all the necessary information about Tajikistan.

Spelling of Ukrainian cities changes in Georgian airports of Tbilisi and Batumi

The international airports in Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia, have changed the spelling of Ukrainian cities. This is about the transcription of cities in Latin letters.

IAC: The number of air crashes victims in the countries of the former USSR increased more than twice in 2018

The number of air crash victims in the countries of the former USSR more than doubled in 2018, to 164 people, the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) stated in its report.

Russia’s S7 Airlines to launch Novosibirsk – Astana flight

On May 28, 2019, S7 Airlines (Siberia), Russia, will launch its new flight from the capital city of Kazakhstan en route Astana, Kazakhstan – Novosibirsk, Russia. Flights from the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport to Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo International Airport will be operated three times a week on Embraer 170 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Russia’s Ural Airlines abandons 67 international air routes

The Russia’s Ural Airlines has withdrawn admission on 67 air routes from Russia to the CIS, according to an order of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Russia. The list includes flights from various Russian cities to Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan.

The Daily Mail posts video of Mi-8 helicopter crash in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan

The moment of the Mi-8 military helicopter crash in the mountains of Southern Enilchek in Kyrgyzstan in June 2018 was on video. The Daily Mail published this video.

Resource EC135, A109E become popular

The Airbus H135 (EC135) was the most liquid twin-engine helicopter in the secondary market in 2018, followed by AgustaWestland A109E Power.

The project in Georgia’s Tbilisi International Airport, worth US 15 million, could not be completed on time

According to the State Audit Office, the investment project on the territory of the Tbilisi International Airport, Georgia, worth US $ 15 million, could not be completed on time. We are talking about the Aircraft Maintenance Center, the painting hangar, the parking lot and the taxiway.

The U.S. Department of Transportation to verify BOEING 737 MAX 8 certification procedure

The U.S. Department of Transportation will conduct an audit due to possible irregularities with the Boeing 737-MAX 8 certification.

Samara – Almaty new regular flight launched

The Kurumoch International Airport, Russia, will have a new regular air route in the flight schedule for the summer of 2019, as direct flights from Almaty, Kazakhstan, will be launched.

S7 Technics and Air Astana agree a five-year maintenance contract

Russia’s leading aircraft maintenance service provider won the open tender for the contract in the summer of 2018.

Georgia’s Myway Airlines to fly from Tbilisi to Moscow (Zhukovsky)

On April 26, 2019, Myway Airlines, Georgia, will launch its new flight en route Tbilisi, Georgia – Moscow, Russia. Flights from the Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport to Zhukovsky International Airport (roundtrip air service) will be operated on Boeing 737-800 airliners three times a week, and, starting from July 1, 2019 – four times a week according to the following flight schedule:

Audit service rejects domestic flight subsidy project in Georgia

The audit service said there were some gaps in the issue of subsidizing domestic flights in Georgia, and said that the Airports Union did not conduct a proper market survey.

Starting from April 7, all AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to the new Airport

Due to the closure of Ataturk Airport, starting from April 7, 2019, all AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to Istanbul New Airport.

Business aviation for every day: closed demonstration of HondaJet and AW119KX, the latest aviation technology, held in triumph in Kazakhstan

The Aim of Emperor and Exclases Group, which are the official distributors of HondaJet aircraft and Leonardo helicopters, respectively, organized the first joint indoor display of the latest light aircraft – HondaJet and AW119Kx.

Comlux KZ – a movement in development

2018 has ended very positively for the Comlux Group. All segments added equally well, traffic and raid increased, new aircraft under control appeared, they worked perfectly in Comlux Completion.

Russia’s IrAero Airlines launches its new destinations from Azerbaijan’s Baku

IrAero Airlines, Russia, expands its air route network from Azerbaijan. From now on, Baku will have its regular destinations to Russia’s Orenburg, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk. The flights will be operated on comfortable Superjet 100 aircraft produced in Russia.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport turns to SITA for airport technology upgrade

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation.

Ural Airlines expands its air route network when flying from Kazakhstan’s Almaty

At the end of 2018, Ural Airlines, Russia, launched its flight en route Almaty, Kazakhstan – Zhukovsky, Russia. At present, this air carrier is building a network of convenient connections for residents of Kazakhstan. You can fly with a transfer in Zhukovsky near Moscow to Prague, Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv, Kaliningrad and Simferopol.

Turkish Airlines launches direct Antalya – Baku flights

Starting from March 31, 2019 Turkish Airlines will launch its direct flights en route Antalya, Turkey – Baku, Azerbaijan – Antalya, Trend reported on Monday with reference to the air carrier.

Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines to fly from Odessa to Kutaisi

SkyUp Airlines, the Ukrainian low-cost airline, announced the appointment of a direct flight en route Odessa, Ukraine – Kutaisi, Georgia.

The first Batken – Isfana domestic flight operated in Kyrgyzstan

The first domestic flight en route Batken – Isfana operated in Kyrgyzstan, according to the Kyrgyz Government’s Information Support Department.

Kazakh low-cost airline’s ticket sales to start in late March

At the instruction of the Head of State, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of Kazakhstan and Air Astana are working round the clock to launch FlyArystan low-cost airline. The ticket sales for the carrier’s commercial flights are expected to start on March 29, 2019, Kazinform cites the committee’s press office.

How many SCAT pilots have access to land in reduced visibility?

The passenger of the SCAT Airlines’ delayed Almaty – Astana flight was outraged by the lack of pilot access to fly in foggy conditions, Kazinform reported.

Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March – sources

Boeing Co plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said.

Tajikistan, Georgia agree to launch direct flights

Tajikistan and Georgia agree to establish direct flights between the two countries. An Air Traffic Memorandum was signed recently in Tbilisi, Georgia, Trend reports with reference to Avesta, Tajikistan.

Batken – Isfana – Batken roundtrip domestic air service launches in Kyrgyzstan

In connection with the situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border in the Batken region, the Kyrgyz government organized the Batken – Isfana – Batken domestic flight, the Kyrgyz Cabinet of Ministers reported.

Germany’s ‘Airport Consulting Partners GmbH Beratende Ingenieure’ signs contract in Uzbekistan

A meeting with representatives of the German company named “Airport Consulting Partners GmbH Beratende Ingenieure” was held at the Uzbekistan Temir Yollari joint stock company (JSC). During the dialogue, issues were discussed to strengthen the friendly relations of both sides and the new comprehensive construction of the civil aviation airport based on the Tashkent-East airfield.

AirBaltic resumes its Riga – Baku direct flights

AirBaltic, the Latvian airline, will start operating its direct flights from Riga, Latvia, to Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 2, 2019, a source in the country’s aviation market told Trend.

MYWAY AIRLINES launches Tbilisi – Zhukovsky flights

The Zhukovsky International Airport, Russia, and Myway Airlines, Georgia, announce the start of their partnership and the upcoming launching of regular air service on the Tbilisi, Georgia –Zhukovsky, Russia – Tbilisi air route. The first flight from the capital of Georgia to Zhukovsky will take place on April 26, 2019.

CEO of Somon Air Thomas V. Hallam II heads U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan

Thomas V. Hallam II, CEO, Somon Air, Tajikistan, was elected as a Chairperson of the Board of Directors of AmCham Tajikistan, as this is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan (U.S. Trade Council in Tajikistan), according to the Somon Air’s press service.

Passengers most often flew from Kutaisi to Vienna in February 2019

According to the Georgian Airports Association under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia, in 2019, people most often travel from Kutaisi airport to Vienna, so the capital city of Austria heads the Top-5 cities/leaders in demand.

Pilots of Boeing-737 in two years 23 times reported about problems with the liner

The reports of the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) showed that, since 2017, the Boeing 737 MAX crews had any kind of problems 23 times with their aircraft, according to the CNN News Agency, USA.

Boeing pauses 737 MAX deliveries in wake of deadly crash

Boeing Co said on Thursday it was pausing deliveries of its 737 MAX aircraft to customers following the grounding of the jetliner around the world, as the world’s largest planemaker responds to its worst crises in years, Trend reported citing Reuters.

The number of Yekaterinburg – Baku flights to be increased

IrAero Airlines, Irkutsk, Russia, will launch its new international flight en route Yekaterinburg, Russia – Baku, Azerbaijan Trend, reports with reference to the Russian media.

Two aircraft forced to wait for landing in waiting area due to earthquake in Tashkent

On the night of March 13, March 14, an earthquake measuring 4 in magnitude occurred in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, at 02:33 am local time.

Uzbekistan Airways launches its Airbus A320neo aircraft

Today, March 14, the national airline of Uzbekistan begins flying on its new Airbus A320neo. The first flight en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Baku, Azerbaijan – Tashkent will depart from the capital city’s airport at 01:40 am local time.

32-year-old woman removed from flight to Kazakhstan’s Karaganda for smoking on board the aircraft

The transport police removed a 32-year-old woman from the Almaty – Karaganda domestic flight for smoking on board the aircraft, Kazinform reported with reference to the transport police.

Boeing suspends 737 Max planes global fleet

The United States of America decided to suspend the operation of Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft, the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development informed on Facebook.

Polish airline to replace Boeing 737 MAX on Warsaw – Astana flight

LOT Polish, the Polish airline, replaces the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flying to Kazakhstan, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

AZANS, EUROCONTROL meet within World ATM Congress 2019

A meeting within the framework of world ATM Congress 2019 in Madrid was held between representatives of “Azeraeronavigation” Air Traffic Control Department (AZANS) and delegation of EUROCONTROL, headed by Joe Sultana, Director of Airspace Management Center in Europe (Network Manager Operations Centre – NMOC), Trend reports with reference to the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC.

ICAO recognizes the right of countries to suspend BOEING 737 MAX 8 flights

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recognizes the right of states to abandon the operation of Boeing 737 MAX 8 liners after a plane crash in Ethiopia, but is awaiting the outcome of an official investigation into the crash.

Uzbekistan Airways takes delivery of its first A320neo

Uzbekistan Airways, the flagship airline of Uzbekistan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, confirming the success of the A320 Family in Central Asia. The event took place on March 8 in Hamburg, Germany with Gennadiy Kharlap, Deputy Director General of Uzbekistan Airways, and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Airbus Vice President – Central and Northern Europe, Russia & CIS.