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Last stand for Russia's Aging Airline fleet

woensdag, oktober 5, 2011 · Category Business · comments 1

Last stand for Russia's Aging Airline fleet

After the terrible incident with Yaroslav's successful Lokomotiv hockey Team, acting president Dimitri Medvedev announced that there would be no more place for Russias huge number of small air carriers.

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Sukhoi Superjet-100 first commercial passenger flight

donderdag, april 21, 2011 · Category Business · comments 0

Sukhoi Superjet-100 first commercial passenger flight

Today on thursday the 21st of April 2011 Armenian airline Armavia completed the first passenger flight of Russia's newest commercial plane, the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The plane carried 90 passengers arriving at Moscow's Sheremetevo Airport. The aircraft was delivered to Armavia at a ceremony in Armenia on Wednesday.

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Sukhoi Superjet 100: Russian certified and stepping up sales

maandag, februari 28, 2011 · Category Business · comments 1

Sukhoi Superjet 100: Russian certified and stepping up sales

After finally getting the Russian certification, we now look forward to the commercial operation of this long-awaited Superjet 100 twin-engine jet. So far the first plane will be delivered to Armenian based Armavia with Aeroflot following soon. In January the Superjet organisation signed a deal with Mexico's low-cost carrier InterJet and Suhhoi has confirmed placing a bid on Delta Airlines RFP for 150 new narrow-bodies, although I believe that order will probably pass by.

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Boeing - not surprisingly - wins the $ 35 billion NexGen Airforce Tanker Contract

vrijdag, februari 25, 2011 · Category Business · comments 1

Boeing - not surprisingly - wins the $ 35 billion NexGen Airforce Tanker Contract

Ten years it took and millions of dollars spent on lobbying and congressional investigations for the White House and the Pentagon to officially award Boeing with the new Airforce Tanker contract. Something we all knew was going to happen and yet many pro-Boeing lobbyist beat themselves on their chest announcing that billions of tax dollars will stay in the USA and will help keep some 50.000 jobs affloat.

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U.S. Air Force aerial-refueling tanker: US versus EU

zaterdag, november 13, 2010 · Category Business · comments 1

U.S. Air Force aerial-refueling tanker: US versus EU

France has vowed to retaliate against the United States for allegedly shutting Europe's aviation giant EADS out of a $50bn (£33.4bn) defence contract. EADS originally landed the deal in March 2010, but after an appeal by Boeing the deal was struck down. Now Boeing is airing a nationwide campaign appealing to the general public.

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Building roads in Russia at $380 million per mile

vrijdag, november 12, 2010 · Category Business · comments 0

Building roads in Russia at $380 million per mile

Nineteenth-century Russian novelist Nikolai Gogol once said his country has two problems: roads and fools. And roads cost many times more to build in Moscow than in U.S. and European cities. This is mainly due to 2 reasons: Corruption and the legacy of the Soviet Union.

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New Russian commercial airplane: Superjet100

donderdag, september 2, 2010 · Category Business · comments 0

New Russian commercial airplane: Superjet100

For many the introduction of the new Sukhoi Superjet100 short-haul plane is marked as a restart of Russian Airspace Industry, where aircraft builders like Iljoesjin and Yakovlev work together with such giants as Boeing, Snecma and strategic partner Alenia Aeronautica.

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