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‘Very important evidence’: MH17 missile’s serial numbers vital to investigation – analysts to RT

The Russian military’s conclusion that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 contained Ukrainian serial numbers is important information that should be considered in the international probe, analysts told RT. On Monday, the Russian military announced that the serial numbers found on debris of the Buk missile that downed MH17 over eastern Ukraine […]

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Flightpath of US high-altitude drone near Crimea revealed by tracking website

A US military high-altitude Global Hawk drone has reportedly been spotted flying an hours-long spy mission over eastern Ukraine and off the shore of Crimea along with another American surveillance plane.

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Flying high: Russia’s Aeroflot makes eDreams’ top 10 full-service airlines

Russia’s leading airline Aeroflot has entered the list of the world’s most popular carriers, according to a survey conducted by airline booking platform, eDreams, based on 60,000 passenger reviews. Aeroflot was ranked eighth, surpassing Air France and TAP Portugal.

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Online Aviation Tracker Shows ‘Invisible’ F-35’s Flight Path Over Israel

Lockheed Martin’s F-35, the most expensive aircraft in history, “is almost like an invisible fighter,” in the words of US President Donald Trump; however, a new report indicates an Israeli version of the warplane showed up on a publicly accessible flight tracker on the web. The jet was detected by flight tracking site Flightradar24.com flying north […]

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Boeing plans to spend $27bn on purchases in Russia

American aircraft giant Boeing will spend billions of dollars in the next 30 years on direct purchases in Russia. According to Kravchenko, Russian titanium will be mainly used for the production of the B777 and B787 Dreamliner. The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner. It is the world’s largest twinjet and has […]

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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 not closing […]

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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 […]

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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 as successful marketing in Asia put Aeroflot ahead […]

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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 […]

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Russian aviation exports soar by nearly 50% (PHOTOS)

Exports of Russian-produced aviation equipment surged by 46 percent in 2017 against the previous year, according to the latest report from the trade ministry. At the same time, production level in the sector grew by 12 percent to $7.538 billion. In 2017, Russian producers built and sold 133 planes and 213 helicopters, including SSJ-100 passenger […]

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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 the F-15 […]

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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 law enforcement officers who have tried to search […]

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