Why are the flights of the main air carrier in Kazakhstan more expensive than in Europe? – President of Kazakhstan

On September 2, 2019 Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev delivers a message to the people for the first time as President of Kazakhstan at an open joint meeting of the chambers of the Kazakh Parliament.

Civil Aviation Agency responds to Fly Jordan claims

The Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), Georgia, said that in connection with the implementation of seven additional flights en route Amman – Batumi – Amman, permission for Fly Jordan’s application was issued on time in a timely manner.

Boeing 737 en route from Yerevan to Moscow makes emergency landing in Tbilisi

A Boeing 737 plane operated by the Armenia air carrier, which was on its way from Yerevan to Moscow, made an emergency landing in Tbilisi due to problems with the aircraft’s electrical devices.

Somon Air to return flights to Moscow to Tajik Air since September 2nd

Somon Air has informed its passengers that, in connection with the resumption of the Tajik Air’s activities, starting from September 2, 2019, the air company stops operating SZ233 and SZ234 flights en route Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Moscow (Domodedovo), Russia – Dushanbe.

United and Amadeus announce closer partnership to “industrialize NDC”

US airline United and Amadeus have announced plans to offer a wider range of bundled products to agents through an enhanced New Distribution Content partnership.

Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo International Airport participates in business meeting “From the Heart of Eurasia with Air Astana”

On August 23, Almaty hosted the annual business meeting of airports that are partners of Air Astana and the first low-cost airline in Kazakhstan – FlyArystan.

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan Airlines launches its new direct domestic flight from Shymkent to Nur Sultan (Astana)

On October 03, 2019, the Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline named FlyArystan launches its new domestic direct flight en route Shymkent – Nur-Sultan (former Astana). Flights to Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport will be operated daily on Airbus A320 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Flydubai plane returns to Tashkent airport due to breakdown

Flydubai’s Boeing 737-8KN was flying from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to Dubai, UAE, on the night of August 30, and it returned to the airport in Tashkent due to a technical malfunction, an official of the airport of departure told RIA Novosti.

Russia’s Azimuth Airlines has plans to launch its flights to Baku, Azerbaijan

Azimuth Airlines, Russia, has plans to launch its flights from Rostov-On-Don, Russia, to Baku, Azerbaijan, after increasing its fleet to 11 SSJ-100 aircraft, the air carrier informed TASS on Thursday.

New jet bridges for aircraft of Heydar Aliyev Int’l Airport delivered to Azerbaijan

The UK’s manufacturer of aircraft handling equipment for the aviation industry, TBD company, has supplied 18 jet bridges for aircraft of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Trend reports referring to the company.

Ural Airlines’ plane emergently landed in Russia’s Yekaterinburg, later it flies to Tajikistan

The Ural Airlines’ plane en route St Petersburg, Russia – Khujand, Tajikistan, made an emergency landing at Koltsovo International Airport, Yekaterinburg, TASS reports citing the airport’s press service.

Russia’s Izhavia Airlines plans to launch its flights from Russia’s Omsk to Central Asia

Izhavia Airlines plans to launch its flights from Omsk to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Dushanbe and Khujand (Tajikistan), according to Omsk Region.

Helicopter involved in extinguishing fire in Agsu region of Azerbaijan

A fire broke out in the mountainous area of Agsuinsky district, in the territory of the village of Khanbulag, Trend reports with reference to the region’s executive power on Thursday.

Draft of CR929 Russian-Chinese aircraft presented at MAKS-2019

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the Chinese Civil Aircraft Corporation (COMAC) and the CRAIC joint venture presented the Russian-Chinese CR929 draft to the airlines as part of MAKS 2019, the UAC press service said.

Over 90 flights cancelled in Barcelona due to Iberia’s ground strike

Vueling Airlines, Spain, has cancelled at least 92 flights due to a strike by ground personnel of the Iberia Airlines, Spain, in Barcelona on August 30 – 31, 2019, TASS reported with reference to the 20minutos newspaper.

Pilot of Tez Jet aircraft, who made emergency landing in Bishkek, awarded

Tez Jet aircraft commander Dmitry Palashkin, who made an emergency landing at Manas International Airport in 2018, was awarded. Press service of the President of Kyrgyzstan reported.

Kazakhstan’s Beck Air Airlines intends to purchase 10 MC-21 airliners from Irkut Corporation

Irkut Corporation, Russia, signed an Agreement of Intent at the MAKS-2019 in Zhukovsky near Moscow to supply 10 MC-21 airliners to Beck Air, Kazakhstan, RBC reported with reference to Ravil Khakimov, Director General, Irkut and President, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.

Izhavia Airlines plans to fly to Baku from nine cities of Russia

Izhavia Airlines, Russia, has received permission to fly to Baku, Azerbaijan, from nine cities of the Russian Federation, Trend reported with reference to the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) under the Ministry of Transport of Russia.

Business jet shipments up significantly

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has published preliminary industry results for the first half of 2019.

According to the GAMA’s report, during the Jan-Jun of 2019, deliveries of piston and jet aircraft increased, as compared to the same period in 2018, while deliveries of turboprop aircraft and helicopters decreased.

Pete Bans, President & CEO, GAMA, said, “Despite the fact that the supply of aircraft is ambiguous, as compared to last year, this should not obscure the prospects for a bright future for general aviation. Our mid-year report shows that new planes are reaching the commissioning threshold, and some more models should be commissioned before the end of 2019. Our members continue to focus on introducing new technologies that increase safety, on developing the GA fleet and upgrading aircraft to meet the rapidly approaching global requirements for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcasting (ADS-B) systems and data communication channels. In addition, our industry continues to focus on the development of gliders, engines and avionics that increase fuel efficiency, and we aggressively strive for hybrid and electric air vehicles and contribute to the creation of a sustainable infrastructure for aviation biofuels.”

The piston aircraft market continued to lead in the first half of the year in terms of supply dynamics – 567 aircraft were transferred by customers, which is by 15.2% more than in the same period of 2018. Deliveries of business jets increased by 12.5%, to 316 aircraft. However, production of turboprop aircraft fell from 260 to 231 units (according to those companies that reported their results). The total cost of aircraft delivered in the first six months of 2019 amounted to US $ 9.0 billion, an increase is about 12.9%.

During the first half of 2019, the supply of helicopters decreased. Piston helicopters manufactured 110 aircraft, as compared to 149 a year earlier. 299 gas turbine helicopters were delivered, which is by 11.3% less than in 2018. The total cost of helicopters amounted to US $ 1.5 billion, a decrease is about 13.1%.

Note: At the time of publication, shipments in the second quarter were not received from three aircraft manufacturers. GAMA will update the report online as the data is provided by these companies.

Source – http://www.bizavnews.ru/

 

Kazakhstan, Russia agree to start assembling Mi helicopters in Almaty

Kazakhstan and Russia agreed to begin assembling Mi helicopters in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The corresponding agreement was reached during a meeting of the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar with the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov on the sidelines of the 14th MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky near Moscow, Kazinform reported with reference to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Russia.

Russia’s Ministry of Transport informs about the debt of Georgian airlines

The debt of Georgian airlines to Moscow, Russia, for air navigation services reached a million US dollars, Svetlana Petrova, Director, Civil Aviation State Policy Department, Ministry of Transport, Russia, said in her interview with RIA Novosti.

Uzbekistan Airways takes out loan of US $ 309 million to upgrade its fleet

Uzbek National Bank and the Chinese Development Bank have agreed to provide a credit line as part of updating the fleet of Uzbekistan Airways, according to Togri.uz.

Kyrgyz Aviation Institute undergoing repairs

Some measures are being taken at the Kyrgyz Aviation Institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to prepare this education facility for the new educational year and to strengthen its material and technical base, according to the Ministry of Transport and Roads, Kyrgyzstan.

Russia in talks with Kazakhstan on creation of low-cost airline with international flights

Chief of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia Igor Artemiev said that they are holding talks with Kazakhstani and Belarusian partners on creation of low-cost airlines in these countries, RIA Novosti reported.

Uzbekistan Airways Technics receives another Tajik Air’s aircraft

On August 26, 2019 another Tajik Air’s airplane landed at the Tashkent’s Islam Karimov International Airport, Uzbekistan, as it arrived for maintenance and repairs (MRO) at the Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT) belonged to Uzbekistan Airways, the national air company of Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy license suspended

Two administrative cases were instituted against the Civil Aviation Academy, Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports with reference to the Ministry of Education and Science, Kazakhstan.

Belavia Airlines increases frequency of flights to Georgia

According to the Civil Aviation Agency, Georgia, Belavia Airlines, Belarus, increases the frequency of its flights en route Belarus – Georgia. In particular, two frequencies (on Wednesday and Sunday) on the Minsk – Tbilisi – Minsk airline will be added since October 2, 2019.

Uzbekistan Airways launches direct flights to Thailand

National airline Uzbekistan Airways will launch direct flights to Phuket (Thailand) in the winter, Trend reports referring to Uzbek media.

MAKS – 2019 opens in Zhukovsky, Russia

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 will be held in Zhukovsky near Moscow from August 27th to September 1st. For the 14th time, a civil and military aircraft will show off in Zhukovsky near Moscow. This year a big number of Russian world premieres are expected.

Lightning struck Tajik Airlines plane near Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

Lightning hit the plane of Tajik airlines not far from Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, according to the ‘Now Nizhnevartovsk’ telegram channel, Russia.

Boeing predicts Russia and Central Asia will need 1,280 new aircraft by 2038

Boeing predicts that air carriers in Russia and Central Asia will need 1,280 new aircraft for a total of US $ 160 billion at catalog prices over the next 20 years. Demand reflects an increase in passenger traffic and an increase in the replacement of obsolete aircraft with more fuel-efficient models. Taking into account the number of new and remaining in operation aircraft, the fleet of commercial aircraft in Russia and Central Asia will reach 1,940 units by 2038.

Flights to be rescheduled due to repairs at Kazakhstan’s airport in Nur-Sultan

In September 2019, a scheduled patching will be carried out on the runway of the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Kazakhstan. The runway will be closed every day from 9:00 am through 01:00 pm local time on September 13 – 30, 2019. For this reason, all flights scheduled for this time will be rescheduled.

Air Astana IFRS Financial Results for the 6 months ending 30 June 2019

Air Astana (“the Company”), the leading airline in Central Asia, announces the publication of its consolidated financial statements for the six months ending 30 June 2019 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, reported in US Dollars.

Wizz Air competes with Ryanair in Georgian civil aviation market

Wizz Air, Hungary, has announced the launch dates for new flights to European destinations from Kutaisi Airport, Georgia, Public Television reported with reference to the Georgian Airports Association of Airports.

Bloomberg: first certification flight for Boeing 737 MAX scheduled for October 2019

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is focusing on operating the first certification flight for the Boeing 737 MAX with updated software for the MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) in October 2019, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources in the aircraft industry.

OSCE advises Turkmenistan on airport security

The OSCE is conducting a specialized course in Ashgabat on the safety of airports, Trend reports referring to the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan.

Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations involves two helicopters to extinguish fire in Agsu area

The Ministry of Emergencies of Azerbaijan attracted two helicopters to extinguish a fire in the territory near the village of Kandakhan, Agsu district.

Boeing plans to produce 52 Boeing-737s per month since February 2020

The U.S. airline corporation named Boeing plans to produce 52 aircraft per month, as regards its Boeing-737s, since February 2020, Reuters reports citing informed sources.

Avia Traffic plane flies to Antalya from Bishkek

An Avia Traffic plane flew to Antalya from Bishkek’s Manas International Airport at 05:32 pm local time yesterday, the airport press service reported.

Uzbekistan Airways Technics masters new type of maintenance

Experts of the Aircraft Technical Maintenance Center, a part of the Uzbekistan Airways Technics (UAT), carried out a new type of technical service for the first time. This is related with replacing the landing gear of the Uzbekistan Airways’ Airbus A320.

Cost of flights between Belarus and Georgia may decrease

The cost of Belarus – Georgia flights may decrease, Trend reports citing apsny.ge. This was stated by the Ambassador of Georgia to Belarus Valery Kvaratskhelia.

Bloomberg: FAA plans to attract inexperienced pilots to test new software for 737 MAX

U.S. regulators are turning to a variety of Boeing Co. 737 Max pilots, including some with relatively little experience, to help test revamped flight-control software aimed at returning the jetliner to commercial service, according to the agency and people familiar with the matter.

Indonesia may refuse to purchase Airbus aircraft due to disagreements with EU

The Indonesian authorities are discussing with national airlines the refusal to purchase Airbus aircraft due to disagreements with the EU over the reduction in purchases of palm oil, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

Bishkek – Antalya flight: after 11 hours of delaying passengers enter into the plane

After 11 hours of delay, the passengers of the Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Antalya, Turkey flight were allowed to board the plane, the Bishkek’s Manas International Airport informed 24.kg News Agency.

Collision with a flock of birds caused air crash of Azerbaijan’s MiG-29

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has analyzed and studied the data of the flight recorder (black box) and other technical documents of the MiG-29 combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force, which crashed on July 24, 2019, during a night flight in accordance with the training plan, Trend reports referring to the ministry.

Transport Ministry of Kyrgyzstan introduces rules regulating drone flight

The Ministry of Transport and Roads of Kyrgyzstan has developed a draft order on confirmation of aviation rules of the Kyrgyz Republic, exploitation of airborne vehicles and drones, Tazabek reports.

Avia Traffic Company’s flight delayed at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport

The Avia Traffic Company’s Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Antalya, Turkey flight was delayed at Manas International Airport on August 22, 2019.

Ryanair to connect Georgia’s Kutaisi, Tbilisi with cities of France, Italy and Germany

Starting from November 2019, the Irish low-cost air company named Ryanair will begin operating its flights en route Kutaisi – Bologna and Tbilisi – Milan. The air carrier’s official website indicates the date of the first flight to Milan as November 6, and to Bologna – November 9, 2019.

Appearance of Ryanair in Georgia means more European tourists – Director of Georgian Airports Association

The appearance of Ryanair Airlines, Ireland, in Georgia means more European tourists, according to George Chogovadze, Director, Georgian Airports Association under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

Ryanair in Georgia – a Mutual Cooperation Agreement drawn up

The Georgian side and the Irish low-cost airline named Ryanair have drawn up a Mutual Cooperation Agreement.

Georgia begins negotiations with US airlines on direct flights

In September, Georgia begins negotiations with US airlines on direct flights between countries, Trend reports citing apsny.ge. This information was announced by the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava.

Georgia accuses Russia of violating airspace

Georgia accused Russia of violating the country’s airspace due to the flight of a Russian helicopter over the territory of South Ossetia, Interfax reported with reference to a statement made by the State Security Service of Georgia.

Georgian airports in Tbilisi and Batumi expect decrease in passenger traffic up to 14% due to cancellation of flights from Russia

TAV Georgia, which manages the international airports in Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia, is forecasting a 12-14% reduction in passenger traffic this year, as compared to last year, due to the ban on direct flights from/to Russia, as Russia imposed it on July 8, 2019.

Malaysia Airports kicks off digital airport initiative with SITA at KL International Airport

Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, tested new biometric passenger processing at the KLIA Main Terminal as part of its 21st anniversary celebration held recently. SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, and Malaysia Airports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for exploring joint opportunities and collaborative innovation for Malaysia Airport’s digital initiatives.

Air Astana transfers its Moscow flights to Domodedovo International Airport

Air Astana, the flag air carrier of Kazakhstan, announces the transfer of its Moscow flights to the Domodedovo International Airport since October 27, 2019. The transfer of flights to the named airport will take place without interruptions in the flight schedule.

Boeing to showcase its innovation and to announce its new strategic initiatives at MAKS-2019

At the International Aviation and Space Salon named MAKS-2019, Boeing will announce a number of its new strategic initiatives.

Air Company’s official comment on its flight No. U6 2424 Dushanbe – Zhukovsky

On August 21, 2019 when operating the flight No. U6 2424 en route Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, Russia, a girl born in 2006 had her health worsened, having some problems with her heart.

Plane from Dushanbe is late to St. Petersburg for six hours

The Ural Airlines’ plane will fly from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to St. Petersburg, Russia, six hours later than promised. The plane was supposed to be in Pulkovo International Airport as early as 04:15 am local time, but it was expected only by 10 a.m., as it follows from the flight schedule board of the St. Petersburg’s airport on Wednesday, August 21.

Prices for air tickets to Russian cities drastically raised in Tajikistan

On August 19, Somon Air told Radio Ozodi that a ticket for Dushanbe – Moscow flight costs TJS 4 thousand (more than US $ 400). “Those wishing to purchase an air ticket for August 21 should pay TJS 4,211,” the airline said. According to this source, the increase in airfare is associated with an increase in passenger traffic on the eve of the start of the school year.

Ireland’s Ryanair low-cost airline enters Georgian civil aviation market

A Mutual Cooperation Agreement will be drawn up between the Georgian Airports Association and the Irish low-cost airline named Ryanair.