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Russian FM Slams Amsterdam for Dropping Charges Against Kiev Over MH17 Crash
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Netherlands de facto dropping charges against Ukraine over the latter’s failure to close airspace over the zone of military conflict in Eastern Ukraine is a "blatant fact," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. "It is a blatant fact that the Netherlands has actually cleared Kiev of charges for no [...]
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Mexico Cancels US Maritime Helicopter Order: Could It Go With Russia Instead?
Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. The gunships, intended for use to counter the drug trade, are just too expensive, Obrador says. But are there more affordable alternatives with similar capabilities out there? [...]
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US Exit From Iran Deal is Golden Opportunity for Russian Aircraft Manufacturers
Amid concerns that the US decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal will lead to the loss of close to $40 billion in contracts for Boeing and Airbus, Russian airplane builders have a historic opportunity to receive a new foreign market for its latest designs. On Tuesday afternoon, in a move condemned by Tehran, most of the US [...]
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Russia’s Aeroflot named world’s most powerful airline brand
Aeroflot has been named the most powerful airline brand in the world by leading valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance, with the Russian company “surprisingly” leaving reputable American and Gulf carriers behind. The young fleet's excellent safety record and sponsorship of football giant Manchester United, as well [...]
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Love is in the air: Russian carrier offers passengers in-flight matchmaker service
Ever wish you could choose your seatmate during a long flight? Russia's UTair Airlines will allow its passengers to pick who they sit beside. The company will tool up its mobile application with a new option so that UTair clientele can see the gender of co-passengers on the seat selection page. The step will reportedly help trav [...]
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New ‘cosmic’ airport in Crimea offers flights to Venus & Mars
A new terminal opened at Crimea’s Simferopol International Airport on Monday, when the spaceship-like complex welcomed its first flight from Moscow. The facility is located 6km from the old airport it replaces. It was built in 22 months and covers an area of 78,000 square meters. The hub can handle 3,650 passengers per hour or [...]
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False Alarm: Israeli Jets Practicing for Air Show Jolt Tel Aviv (VIDEO)
Israeli F-15 jets practicing for an air show for Israel’s Independence Day on April 19, startled residents who assumed the fighter jet activity above the Israeli capital was related to ongoing tensions with Syria just a week after Israel struck a Syrian airbase. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) made no prior announcement of th [...]
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Undetectable: Russia Develops Stealth Bomb to Glide in Enemy Airspace (VIDEO)
Russia has completed the development of small-caliber ammunition for its fifth generation fighter Su-57 (PAK FA). Russia’s fifth generation Su-57 fighter jets will be armed with the newly-designed Drel air bomb, the deputy head of the Techmash Concern, Alexander Kochkin said. [...]
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Russian Embassy Doubts UK Explanations Behind Search of Russian Plane
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Home Office explanations aggravate doubts about real reasons behind the search on board the Russian passenger aircraft in London, the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom said in a Saturday statement. "This is a clear attempt by the Minister to divert attention from the provocative actions by British l [...]
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Wheels Up: WATCH Insane Russian Seaplane Landing in Snow
Russia’s L-44M amphibian plane was put to the hard test when it was made to belly-land on a snowfield and take off moments later. In a video, posted by the Samara-based aircraft maker Chaika, the dual-engine aircraft is seen coming in for landing and belly landing with its wheels up. [...]
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Ukrainian pilot, suspected of involvement in MH17 crash, ‘kills himself’
A former pilot with the Ukrainian military, who was once accused of shooting down MH17 plane in 2014, has died in an apparent suicide. He was flying his Su-25 on a combat mission on the day of the tragedy. Vladislav Voloshin, the 29-year former pilot, died in his apartment in the city of Nikolayev on Sunday from a gunshot wound. [...]
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More Sexy Stunts Onboard as Cheap ‘Bikini Airline’ Travels the World (PHOTOS)
Vietjet, a Vietnamese low-cost carrier commonly known as "bikini airline" has given its team of hot flight attendants a new way of providing its passengers with a pleasant journey. Vietjet, a low-cost carrier first launched in 2011, has unveiled a new route from Vietnam to India, despite causing controversy in 2012 when its fiv [...]
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Australian Engineer Claims Malaysian MH370 Boeing 777 Found
Australian engineer Peter McMahon has claimed that he has determined the location of fragments of Flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 that went missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. According to the 64-year old Australian, who claims a 25-year record of catastrophe investigations, by thoroughly studyin [...]
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PressTV-Indonesia buys 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia
Indonesia finalizes a billion-dollar deal pertaining to the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto on Saturday, the contract, worth a total of $1.14 billion, was finalized by representatives from both countries in Jakarta. [...]
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Plane hangs horrifyingly close to Black Sea after runway slip (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A passenger jet with over 160 on board slid off the runway in the Turkish city of Trabzon Saturday night and was left precariously perched atop a cliff edge, saved only by the freezing mud. "All 162 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew have been disembarked safely from the aircraft. There has been no loss of life or injury to a [...]
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