Prosecutor General demands to ensure qualitative investigations of air crashes

The Prosecutor General Kairat Kozhamzharov instructed to ensure a qualitative investigation of criminal cases on transport accidents, reports citing the Main Transport Prosecutor’s Office.

New Deputy Chairperson of Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee appointed

A Deputy Chairperson of the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development (MID) of Kazakhstan was appointed. From now on, this is Aibek Alzhanov,  Tengrinews writes.

Georgian Airlines to launch new flight: Tbilisi – Bologna

On March 28, 2018 Georgian Airways will launch its new international destination to Italy by its flight en route Tbilisi – Bologna. Flights from the Shota Rustaveli International Airport in Tbilisi to Guglielmo Marconi International Airport in Bologna will be operated twice a week by Embraer-190 airliners on the following flight schedule:

Air Astana to launch its new international flight: Atyrau – Frankfurt

On March 26, 2018 Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, will launch its new international destination to Germany by Atyrau – Frankfurt flight. The flights will be operated at Frankfurt am Main twice per week by Airbus A321 at the following flight schedule:

Petropavlovsk airport gets ready to receive Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia

This year the airport of Petropavlovsk is going to receive the airplanes of the Presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia, Kazinform reports.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister offers Air Arabia to open new flights through Kyrgyzstan

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov participated in the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai and met with Director General of Air Arabia airline Adel Abdulla Ali, during which the parties discussed the opportunities for cooperation in the field of aviation, the press service of the Kyrgyz government said in a message Feb. 11.

Plane en route Moscow – Baku returns to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport

A plane of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) performing a flight en route Moscow-Baku has returned to the Vnukovo International Airport due to a technical problem, AZAL said in a message on Feb. 10.

Saratov Airlines to carry out Ufa-Baku-Ufa flight

New Ufa, Russia – Baku, Azerbaijan – Ufa flight will be carried out by Saratov Airlines, Russia, reports.

More than 1,500 flights canceled in US as snowstorm slams Midwest

More than 1,500 US flights have been canceled Friday as a winter storm slammed the Midwest with at least 1 inch of snow per hour, CNN reported.

An-148 flights may be suspended – Russian transport minister

Russia’s transport ministry may take a decision to suspend An-148 flights upon agreement with the Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) and transport watchdog (Rostransdandzor), Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Sunday, accordin to TASS.

Saratov Airlines’ AN-148 crashed not far from Moscow, Russia

The passenger An-148 airliner operated by Saratov Airlines, Russia, crashed near the village of Argunovo, Ramensky municipal district, Moscow Region on Sunday, February 11, 2018,.

FM: EU – Azerbaijan aviation agreement to help boost relations in tourism

The EU-Azerbaijan aviation agreement will help to boost relations in the tourism sphere, said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov at a joint press conference with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels Feb. 9.

Nearly 3 million passengers transported by Kyrgyz and foreign airlines in 2017

Kyrgyz and foreign airlines transported 2,950,585 passengers for 2017, which is by 14.5% more, as compared to the same period last year. This is stated in the report of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport and Roads, as a result of the work in 2017.

Ministry of Transport: Promised two planes for domestic flights not received from Pegasus

Before entering the air transportation market in Kyrgyzstan, the Turkish company Pegasus promised to send two planes for domestic flights, Kyrgyz Minister of Transport and Roads, Jamshitbek Kalilov said at the board meeting of the Ministry.

Transport Minister hopes to remove Kyrgyz airlines from EU’s black list by 2019

Kyrgyz airlines will be able to be removed from the black list of the European Union (EU) by the first quarter of 2019, Minister of Transport and Roads of Kyrgyzstan Jamshitbek Kalilov said at a meeting of the ministry’s board.

Flights from Samara to Baku and Norilsk are opened

NordStar Airlines, Russia, is expanding the air route network from the Kurumoch International Airport in Samara, Russia. Since March 26, 2018, two new destinations – to Russia’s Norilsk and Azerbaijan’s Baku – will be available for Samara airport passengers. Transportation of passengers on the Norilsk – Samara – Baku regular flights is scheduled for Boeing-737-800 on Mondays.

Airbus delivered 27 commercial aircraft to customers in January 2018

Airbus, the European aircraft company, began operating in 2018 with the receipt of an order in January for 20 narrow-bodied aircraft of the A320 family. Thus, the total number of orders for aircraft of this family amounted to 14,135 planes for the entire period of its production, the Airbus Press Service reported.

Airport in Kazakhstan’s Semei to be returned to state after illegal privatization

The Mayor of Semei explained how the airport building was sold into private ownership, Kazinform reports with reference to the website.

Ural Airlines to launch its third flight from Zhukovsky to Tajikistan

In March 2018, Ural Airlines, Russia, is going to begin operating its flights from Zhukovsky International Airport, Russia, to Kulyab, Tajikistan, according to the Air Company’s website.

Embraer confirms talks with Boeing to create joint venture to produce passenger aircraft

Brazilian aerospace concern Embraer SA and Boeing, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aviation, space and military equipment, are in talks about a joint venture in the field of production of passenger aircraft.

Direct flights connecting Russia’s Moscow, Novosibirsk with Kazakhstan’s regions to be launched

Direct flights from Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia, to the regions of Kazakhstan will be launched.

President’s plane lands at London’s Heathrow Airport

At noon on February 7, 2018 Boeing-737 under the number EZ-A007 belonging to the President of Turkmenistan landed at the London’s  Heathrow Airport.

Saudi Arabia allows flights to Israel over its airspace

Saudi Arabia has granted Air India approval to operate direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv, sources in the Israeli flight industry told Haaretz. This is the first time the Saudis are allowing flights to Israel to use their airspace.

Boeing, Airbus to purchase aircraft spare parts produced in Georgia

The construction of a plant for the production of civil aircraft spare parts is nearing completion in Georgia. The enterprise keeps under way the process of equipping with machinery and installations. The first production will be ready by the end of 2018 and will fully recover for export. The company will produce an aerodynamic surface, a control panel and other spare parts, which will be acquired by the largest players in the global aviation industry, namely the Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier companies, Georgia Online reports.

Tourists travelling via Uzbekistan to get short-term visas at Uzbek airports

Starting from May 1, 2018, airports in Uzbekistan will start issuing short-term transit visas for a period of three days, local media promulgated the corresponding decree issued by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyev.

UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS to increase free baggage allowance rate

Uzbekistan Airways has its plans to increase the free baggage allowance rate by 50% for economy class passengers, as regards the flights departing from Uzbekistan, according to Sputnik Uzbekistan.

GULF AIR to schedule operating Bahrain – Baku direct flights in summer 2018

Gulf Air, Bahrain, has its plans to launch direct flights from Bahrain to Baku, Azerbaijan, in the summer of 2018, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan said.

AZAL head mulls historical co-op with biggest cargo airlines Cargolux

President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) Jahangir Askerov met with Richard Forson, the President and CEO of Cargolux in Baku.

Kazakh airlines increase income

Air Astana’s revenues received, as a result of air transportation, increased by 27 percent per year, and reached KZT 295.6 billion (US $ 1 = KZT 324) in 2017, which is 12.5 percent of the total revenues of transport companies, as compared with 10.5 percent in 2016.

Number of flights delayed at airport in Almaty

12 flights have been delayed at the Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan, for the past day, reports. This information is reported on the Airport’s Facebook page.

Boeing 737 MAX 10 reaches firm configuration

Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the MAX program completed firm configuration on the airplane. This means engineers now have all the design requirements in place for what will be the largest member of Boeing’s single-aisle family. Boeing announced the achievement today at the Singapore Airshow.

Antimonopoly investigation is underway against airport in Kazakhstan’s Aktau

The Department for Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Competition Protection in Mangistau Region, Kazakhstan, conducts an investigation against the Aktau International Airport for abuse of monopoly position, Serzhan Sikhimbekuly, CEO, regional antimonopoly agency, told at the board meeting, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Dubai – Almaty plane forced to land in Shymkent

An aircraft en route from Dubai to Almaty made an emergency landing at the airport of Shymkent, Kazinform correspondent reports.

Uzbekistan Airways receives allowance to sell its air tickets for international flights below their cost

The national airline of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan Airways, has the right to sell its air tickets for international flights at prices below the cost price.

Uzbekistan to transfer airport in private hands for the first time

Uzbekistan intends to withdraw the airport in Karshi from Uzbekistan Airways’ ownership and transfer it to the management of a specialized company, Sputnik Uzbekistan reports.

Airport in Petropavlovsk fined for weak anti-terrorism protection

The international airport in Petropavlovsk, northern Kazakhstan, was fined for improper performance of its duties, as regards providing antiterrorist protection, according to the Kyzylzhar District Court.

Prices in the secondary market are falling

According to the latest report from Asset Insight, as regards the state of the business aviation market, last quarter, prices for used aircraft continued to fall, but in the last year they fell by 22.6%.

Bell Helicopter’s supplies increase

Last year, supplies of Bell Helicopter’s commercial helicopters grew by 15.8% as the company increased shipments of its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. In total, the manufacturer last year delivered 132 helicopters to customers, including twenty-seven 505s, four 206 L / LTs, forty-four 407s, thirty-six 429s, thirteen 412s and eight Huey IIs. In 2016, Bell delivered 114 helicopters including ten 206 L / LTs, fifty seven 407s, twenty-eight 429s, ten 412s and nine Huey IIs.

Uzbekistan Airways makes Seoul – Urgench direct flight

On January 29, 2018, Uzbekistan Airways transported a group of Korean tourists from Seoul, South Korea, to Urgench, Uzbekistan, as they arrived in Uzbekistan to get acquainted with its historical and cultural heritage.

Uzbekistаn Airways starts Umra program

Since February 1, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways has started operating its flights to transport pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, the Air Company reported.

Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7

Longest-range MAX airplane to begin flight test in the coming weeks.

Flights to Georgia have become frequent

A large increase in passenger traffic was recorded in all three international airports of Georgia, according to the Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

Kazakhstan to launch Atyrau – Europe flights

A new regular flight from Atyrau, Kazakhstan, to Frankfurt, Germany, will be launched on March 26, 2018, the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan reports.

Azerbaijan – Russia passenger flight frequencies may increase

RusLine Airlines, Russia, received permission to fly to Azerbaijan on three different air routes, one said in the Federal Air Transport Agency’s Protocol of the Interdepartmental Commission for the admission of air carriers to international air traffic. This document was placed at Trend’s disposal.

Georgian Airlines to launch Tbilisi – Berlin flight

On March 26, 2018 Georgian Airways, the Georgian national air carrier, will launch  its new international destination to Germany via Tbilisi, Georgia – Berlin, Germany, flight. Flights from Shota Rustaveli International Airport in Tbilisi to Schönefeld Airport in Germany will be operated three times per week by Embraer 190 airliners on the following flight schedule:

Unmanned flying taxi from Airbus makes its maiden flight

The Airbus’ Vahana prototype passed the first full-scale test, which lasted just under a minute. At this time, the aircraft was completely self-controlled and climbed to an altitude of five meters, reported.

Astana: 10 flights canceled on Sunday

18 inbound and outbound flights have been delayed and another 10 canceled at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Kazinform has learned from the airport authority.

Heavy fog not affected Baku Airport’s activity

Heavy fog did not affect the activity of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, in particular, arrival and departure of the flights, the airport told Trend Feb. 5.

Two foreign airlines conclude code-share agreement covering flights to Baku

Japan Airlines announced that it expanded its existing code-share agreements with both Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways, the foreign media reported.

Moscow airports ground over 100 flights

More than 100 flights have been delayed at Moscow airports on Monday due to weather conditions, TASS with reference to the Yandex, the schedule website reports.

Aircraft flying from Kiev makes emergency landing in Tbilisi

An airliner flying from Kiev, Ukraine, made an emergency landing  at the airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, Rustavi 2 television reported referring to the emergency services. During the flight, the aircraft showed a malfunction.

Residents of Kazakhstan’s Arkalyk ask to return to them the airport abandoned 20 years ago

Residents of Kazakhstan’s Arkalyk asked the Governor of the Kostanai Region of Kazakhstan Archimedes Mukhambetov to help them in restoring the airport, according to

Plane with FIFA World Cup onboard could not land in Bishkek

Due to adverse weather conditions in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the plane with the FIFA World Cup onboard could not land in Bishkek, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan informed.

Premature newborn taken by helicopter to Ust-Kamenogorsk

A premature newborn from the Caton-Karagai district of East Kazakhstan region was taken to Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Residents of Russia’s Chelyabinsk paved air service way to Egypt via Kazakhstan

The Russian Tourism Agency announced that since February 2018, hot Egypt has opened up for Russians. And the residents of Chelyabinsk have already returned from Sharm-el-Sheikh, “paving” the way to Egypt via Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports with reference to

FlyHelp to provide passengers with compensation from airlines

FlyHelp will provide passengers with compensation from airlines. The website has been operational since November, and it helps passengers in dealing with airlines to receive compensation for late or delayed flights.

Kazakhstan and Lithuania to launch direct flights

The Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan announced the date of launch of a new direct flight en route Astana – Vilnius.

Air Astana’s plane failed to take off in Atyrau due to engine malfunction

The Air Astana’s plane was preparing to operate its regular domestic flight No. KS-886 en route Atyrau – Almaty and it could not take off fly at 08:35 pm local time on January 31, 2018 because of a malfunction of the right engine, Kazakhstan Today reports.

Tajik Air is a leader in the CIS ranking

According to the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), Tajik Air took the leading place in many parameters of air transportation services among the 12 post-Soviet states over the past two years.

Air Astana wins most dynamic carrier award from Pulkovo airport

Air Astana has received ‘The most dynamic carrier in the CIS’ award from Pulkovo Airport for the second consecutive year. The award was made at a ceremony held in St. Petersburg on January 25, 2018, which attracted a large attendance from air transport industry representatives based in the city and surrounding region.