Daily Archives: 13.09.2019

Kazakhstan’s regional Bek Air Airlines plans to acquire 10 MS-21s after the start of their mass production

The main event of the MAKS-2019 in Zhukovsky near Moscow, Russia, at the end of August 2019 included the presentation of MS-21. The Irkut Corporation, Russia, intends initiate serial production of this latest passenger aircraft in 2021.

When talking to reporters, the President of Irkut Corporation PJSC and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft JSC Ravil Khakimov said that Kazakhstan’s regional airline named Bek Air plans to acquire 10 MS-21s after the start of their serial production. An Agreement of Intent was signed.

Nowadays, Bek Air operates a very good but rapidly aging regional Fokker 100 aircraft, the production of which was discontinued in 1997. The air company’s fleet must be updated; its further development depends on this. But why exactly the MS-21?

According to Mr. Khakimov, the catalog cost of the MS-21 will be 20% lower than that of its foreign counterparts. To date, the situation is approximately as follows:

  • MS-21-300 – US $ 96.1 million;
  • Boeing-737 MAX 8 – US $ 110.9 million;
  • Boeing-737 MAX 9 – US $ 116.6 million;
  • A 320 neo – US $ 106.2 million.

MS-21-300 is the basic version with its carrying capacity of up to 211 passengers and a flight range of up to 6,000 km. The liner, according to its developers, is based on two criteria, namely economic efficiency and comfort.

Source – https://www.aviaport.ru/


Airbus delivers its thousandth Super Puma helicopter

Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast.

Israel Aerospace Industries opens representation in Azerbaijan

Israel Aerospace Industries has launched its representation in Azerbaijan.

FlyArystan Airlines announces on opening its new air base in Aktobe

The Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline will be based in another regional city of Kazakhstan – in Aktobe starting from the second quarter of 2020, the air carrier announced at a press lunch for Aktobe media, which was held today, September 13, in the central city of the country’s fourth region.

Passenger flow at Tbilisi Airport reduces by 14%, at Batumi – by 20% due to ban on Georgia – Russia air service

In January-August 2019, Georgian airports served 3,640.8 thousand passengers, which is by 8% more, as compared to the same period in 2018, Interfax reported with reference to the Georgian Airports Association (GAA) under the Ministry of Economic Development, Georgia.

Peter Foster: No capitalization required for Air Astana

Peter Foster, President, Air Astana, responded to a statement made by Aybek Alzhanov, Deputy Chairperson, Civil Aviation Committee, regarding the planned additional capitalization of the air company, Kazinform reported.

Wizz Air launches flights from Estonia to Georgia

A new flight was made from Tallinn to Kutaisi International Airport in Georgia, Trend reports citing the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.