Fragments of crashed aircraft of Azerbaijan Air Force found in Caspian Sea

The fragments of the aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force which crashed on July 24 were found.

Avionics shipments grow 10 consecutive quarters

According to data released by the Aviation Electronics Association, during the Jan-Jun 2019 period, sales of avionics for business and general aviation increased by 14%, as compared to last year, to just over US $ 1.5 billion.

Russia’s Tatarstan to supply agricultural aircraft, Ansat helicopters in medical design to Turkmenistan

Tatarstan, Russia, has begun its work to supply MV-500 light-weight agricultural aircraft, according to the Press Service of the President of Tatarstan.

Tourist police post appears at Almaty International Airport

A tourist police post has appeared at the Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan, an Almaty News Agency informed.

The number of victims of hard landing A321 in Russia amounted to 75 people

Seventy-five people sought medical help after Ural Airlines’ A321 had belly landing in the suburbs of Moscow, one person was hospitalized in the Ramensky district hospital, such updated data are provided on the website of the Ministry of Emergencies, Moscow Region, Russia, Trend reported citing RIA Novosti.

All flights of Buta Airways to Tehran to be operated through new Salam Terminal

All flights of Buta Airways to Tehran will be operated through new Salam Terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) from September 1, 2019, Trend reports referring to Buta Airways.

Helicopter landing sites to be chosen in Georgia

On the instructions of the Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the experts of the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency will study the possibility of building landing sites for helicopters, the Civil Aviation Agency said.

Boeing delays delivery of ultra-long-range version of 777X

Boeing Co has pushed back the entry into service of an ultra-long-range version of its forthcoming 777X widebody, the U.S. planemaker said, the latest fallout from an ongoing crisis surrounding its 737 MAX jet, Trend reports citing Reuters.

IrAero Airlines publishes Krasnoyarsk – Fergana flight schedule

On September 12, 2019 IrAero Airlines, Russia, will launch its new flight en route Krasnoyarsk, Russia – Fergana, Uzbekistan. Flights from the Krasnoyarsk’s Yemelyanovo International Airport will be operated on Thursdays by Sukhoi Superjet-100 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

FlyArystan plans to open its new base in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda

FlyArystan, the first domestic low-cost airline in Kazakhstan, will open its new base in Karaganda in the Q2 2020, the air carrier reported at a press breakfast for the Karaganda media, which took place in Karaganda today, August 15, 2019.

Ural Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Moscow region

A321 aircraft owned by Ural Airlines, Russia, made an emergency landing in the Moscow Region after departure from Zhukovsky Airport in the morning of August 15, 2019.

Uzbekistan Airways cuts economy-class airfares for Tashkent – Sharjah – Tashkent flights

Uzbekistan Airways has lowered economy-class airfares for Tashkent – Sharjah – Tashkent flights.

About Air Transport Innovation and Technology – at Euro Air Transport IT Summit 2019

On November 5 – 6, 2019 the seventh Euro Air Transport IT Summit 2019 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, an event dedicated to the evolution of digital technologies in air transportation. At the Summit, it will be possible not only to better understand how technologies will help ensure a comfortable and safe journey for passengers, but also to experience products and solutions live, ask questions and get answers from experts.

About 400 domestic flights cancelled in Japan due to typhoon approaching

About 400 domestic flights connecting the Japanese island of Kyushu with other areas were cancelled due to the approach of typhoon Krosa, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Tajikistan resumes its flights to Iran and Tajik Air to fly to Mashhad

Tajik Air has resumed its roundtrip flights from Tajikistan to Iran. Dushanbe – Mashhad – Dushanbe flights will be operated twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, Tajik Air informed the Asia Plus News Agency, Tajikistan.

China’s fourth C919 aircraft completes first test flight

The fourth prototype of China’s self-developed C919 passenger aircraft conducted its maiden test flight in Shanghai on Aug 1.

Kyrgyz Civil Aviation Agency intends to be audited to withdraw from EU black list

The Civil Aviation Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic intends to pass the audit on withdrawal from the black list of the European Union, Bakyt Zhunushaliyev, the Agency Director told during the press conference at Kabar News Agency.

Wizz Air postpones launch of 12 new flights from Georgia’s Kutaisi

Wizz Air, Hungary, has delayed the launch of 12 new flights from Kutaisi International Airport. According to the official statement of this air company, the fourth and fifth aircraft based in Kutaisi will start serving the airport since July and December 2020, respectively.

Open Skies mode introduced for four Uzbek airports

The Open Skies mode is being introduced for several international airports in Uzbekistan, the Uzbekistan News publication reports citing a corresponding decree of the President of Uzbekistan.

Statistics of passenger services at Georgian airports in July 2019

All five Georgian airports including ones in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Mestia and Ambrolauri altogether served 571,848 passengers in July 2019, which is by 44,959 passengers less than in July 2018 (616,807 passengers), according to the Georgian Airports Association (GAA).

Passenger traffic at Georgian airports decreased by 10% due to bans on flights from Russia

Passenger traffic at the international airports of Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia, decreased by 10% in July 2019 due to a temporary ban on flights from Russia, Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy Akaki Sagirashvili announced on Tuesday in his interview with the Georgian television company IMEDI, TASS reported.

WizzAir to launch its new Kutaisi – Copenhagen flight

Starting from September 12, 2019, Wizz Air, the low-cost Hungarian airline, will launch its new Georgia – Denmark airline en route Kutaisi – Copenhagen. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Kopitnari International Airport to Copenhagen’s Kastrup International Airport will be operated twice a week on an Airbus A320 as follows:

Over 300 flights cancelled at Hong Kong airport due to protests

Over 300 flights were cancelled on Tuesday at Hong Kong International Airport, which is intermittent due to mass protests, the South China Morning Post reported, Trend informed with reference to TASS.

Russia – Georgia air traffic not to be restored within a year

The flow of tourists from Russia to Georgia decreased by 70%, Yuri Barzykin, vice-president of the Russian Union of Travel Industry, informed Izvestia.

IrAero Airlines launches Krasnoyarsk – Fergana direct flight

Starting September 12, 2019, IrAero Airlines, Russia, will launch its new flight en route Krasnoyarsk, Russia – Fergana, Uzbekistan – Krasnoyarsk.

Georgia registers eight drones for shooting Hollywood movie

In order to produce professional aerial and video surveys, the foreign operator XM2 UK LIMITED has passed the mandatory registration procedure for unmanned aerial vehicles in accordance with the rules established by the Civil Aviation Agency.

Kazakhstan’s medical aviation carried out six sorties for donor organs

Since the beginning of this year, air ambulance, belonging to the National Coordination Center for Emergency Medicine (NCCEM), Kazakhstan, has carried out 1,513 flights. Over the entire period of the NCCEM activity, 15,498 flights were completed, Kazinform reports with reference to the Ministry of Health, Kazakhstan.

Two helicopters involved to extinguish a fire on Kok-Toba near Almaty, Kazakhstan

Two helicopters were involved in extinguishing the fire on the Kok-Tobe Mount slope, Kazinform reported.

Drone intercepted over military unit in Karaganda region, Kazakhstan

On August 10, 2019 a quick reaction group detained drone operators in the Karaganda region, as their drone was operating an unauthorized flight and survey objects of a military unit, Kazinform reported with reference to the Ministry of Defense, Kazakhstan.

Plane flying from Izmir to Baku, forced to land in Ganja

A passenger plane belonged to Buta Airways, Azerbaijan, was flying from Izmir to Baku and made an emergency landing at the Ganja International Airport.

Direct air route to open between Turkey, Azerbaijan’s Nakhichevan

A direct air route between Turkey and Azerbaijan’s Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) will be established on Aug. 15, head of Turkey’s General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) Huseyn Keskin said, Trend reports via Turkish media.

Helicopter aftermarket trends

Aero Asset, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has published a report on the secondary helicopter market for the second quarter of 2019. The report evaluates the liquidity of used twin-engine helicopters, tracks prices and breaks down sales and supply volumes, on a quarterly and yearly basis.

Since early 2019, over 3 million air passengers served in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani international airports’ passenger traffic hit 3.06 million people in the first seven months of 2019. Of these, 2.6 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is 9% more than the same figure last year.

Penalty for smoking in Kazakhstani aircraft increases up to KZT 126 thousand

In Kazakhstan, in accordance with amendments to the current legislation, the fine for smoking on an airplane, including the use of electronic cigarettes, since spring 2019 has been 50 monthly calculation indices (MCI), or KZT 126,250 (US $1 = KZT 388), Kazinform news agency reported with reference to Air Astana JSC.

All the most important about the new rules for baggage on airplanes in Kazakhstan

Air Astana has introduced new baggage rules. Now, instead of the Weight concept system, when the total weight of luggage was taken into account, the Piece concept system (unit concept) was introduced – the amount of luggage is considered. Tengri Travel reveals the details of the new rules.

Airport in Kazakhstan’s Taraz starts operating as CargoHub

For the first time in history, Aulie-Ata International Airport, Taraz, Kazakhstan, is hosting a Mongolian Airways Cargo plane to carry out a cargo flight program in cooperation with SCAT Airlines.

Fragments of crashed Azerbaijani Air Force plane found

On the evening of August 8, 2019 the crash site of the MiG-29 aircraft of the Air Force of Azerbaijan, which had previously crashed during an overnight training flight, was established in the Caspian Sea, Trend reports quoting the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on Friday.

E-Gate system operates uninterruptedly at airports in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek, Osh – the border service

The border service responded to the information that the e-gate system installed at the air checkpoints is malfunctioning.

Countries named whose residents most often travel abroad by plane

Residents of the UK, USA and China most often traveled abroad by plane in 2018. This was shown by a study by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), according to Interfax.

Bombardier confirms delivery of 15 Global 7500s this year

Bombardier says it still plans to release 15-20 Global 7500s this year, despite the fact that so far only three such business jets have been transferred to customers.

Flights to Georgia become almost 1.5 times more expensive

Flights from Russia to Georgia went up by 31-55% after the ban on direct flights was introduced, which began to operate exactly a month ago, ticket-booking services informed Izvestia.

Uzbek national removed from plane in Novosibirsk bound to Seoul over suspected terror attack

A national of Uzbekistan was removed from plane en route from Novosibirsk to Seoul over terrorist attack threat.

Uzbekistan’s international airport establishes point to assist tourists

A police checkpoint is opened at the adjacent territory to the Tashkent international airport named after Islam Karimov.

British Airways flights disrupted by IT failures

Problems with British Airways’ IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports in the airline’s third major computer failure in a little more than two years, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

Turkmenistan Airlines pilots accidentally released emergency ramp

When preparing for the departure from Istanbul, Turkey, to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan the pilots of Turkmenistan Airlines activated an inflatable emergency ramp, the Airport Haber website announced on August 5, 2019.

UAV neutralized over Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense

Today, an unmanned aerial vehicle (quadcopter) was discovered and neutralized over the territory of a checkpoint of the Ministry of Defense, Kazinform reported with reference to the Ministry’s Press Service.

Uzbekistan, Germany plan to launch flights on new air routes

On August 6, 2019 the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Germany Nabijon Kasimov met with the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digitalization of Germany Guido Berman in Berlin, Germany.

Kutaisi – Bari: new flight from WizzAir

Starting from September 12, 2019 Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline will launch its new flight from Georgia to Italy en route Kutaisi, Georgia – Bari, Italy. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Kopitnari International Airport to Bari’s Karol Wojtyla International Airport will be operated twice a week on an Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

WizzAir to link Georgia’s Kutaisi and Belgium’s Brussels

Starting from September 11, 2019 Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline will launch its new flight from Georgia to Belgium en route Kutaisi – Brussels. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Kopitnari International Airport to Brussels’ Charleroi International Airport will be operated twice a week on an Airbus A320, as follows:

Ex-head of Tajik Air Rustam Kholikov removed from Dushanbe – Istanbul flight

On the morning of August 4, Rustam Kholikov, the former director general of Tajik Air, was removed from the Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Istanbul, Turkey, flight. Representatives of the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan arrived at the airport and took Mr. Kholikov with them for interrogation, according to the Akhbor website.

AZAL employees find hiding place with iPhone smartphones in airplane

During a pre-flight check at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, Azerbaijan, the crew of the aircraft owned by Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) found a cache in the airplane’s toilet, in which about 20 iPhone smartphones were hidden, Pasha Kesamanski, Public Relations Assistant to the President, AZAL, told Trend on Tuesday.

The most popular airlines in the world named

American Airlines was the largest airline in terms of the number of passengers carried on scheduled flights in 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) stated in its report.

Leader of Abkhazia to discuss restoration of airport in Sukhum with President of Russia

Raul Khadjimba, head of Abkhazia, said that he intends to discuss the restoration of the Sukhum airport with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Sochi, Russia.

Avia Traffic Company resumes its Bishkek – New Delhi – Bishkek flights

Avia Traffic Company, Kyrgyzstan, announces the resumption of flights No. TF 703/704 en route Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – New Delhi, India – Bishkek since August 22, 2019.

Profitability of aviation business: what can be said about Kyrgyzstan?

In world practice, including in Russia, the profitability of airlines is low. On average, in stable airlines, in a good year, it ranges from 1–2%.

Bombardier slightly increases its supplies

Bombardier Inc., Canada, reported on its work activities in the Q2 2019. As regards the Business Aircraft division, the company’s revenue increased by 6%, as compared to last year, and achieved US $ 1.4 billion.

AsBAA calls to develop biofuel infrastructure

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is working with its member jet fuel suppliers, namely the World Fuel Services and Air BP to raise awareness about safe aviation fuel (SAF) and the infrastructure needed in Asia to use it.

ICAO repeatedly confirms that Sukhumi airport is considered as part of Georgian airspace

The Permanent Representative of Georgia to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was once again confirmed that the organization considers the Sukhumi airport as part of the Georgian airspace, Interfax reported with reference to the Georgian Foreign Ministry.

Georgia to expand light signaling system at Tbilisi international airport

OCEM Airfield Technology is completing an extensive runway refurbishment and upgrade project at Tbilisi International Airport, securing its place as the foremost airfield lighting and control provider in the country of Georgia.

Krakow – Kutaisi first flight operated

Airbus A 321 operated its first direct flight from Krakow, Poland, to Kutaisi, Georgia, Trend reports with reference to This information was provided by the Georgian Airports Association.