France set to dominate Russian regional aviation

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  1. Armand2REP

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    Aviamost to acquire up to 300 Skylander turboprop twins



    Moscow-based tourism company Aviamost plans to acquire up to 300 GECI Skylander SK-105 twin-engined turboprops in a bid to become a major player in the local air transport market.

    Aviamost has signed a memorandum of understanding with GECI subsidiary and SK-105 developer Sky Aircraft, of France. A purchase agreement covering an order for 40 aircraft and options for a further 260, is expected to be concluded in the first quarter of this year.

    Aviamost said the Skylander SK-105, due for completion and maiden flight this year, is priced competitively and meets Russian market requirements in terms of capacity and range.

    The stated price of the aircraft manufacturer of € 6,5 million, ie the cost of the memorandum, if implemented - € 1,95 billion

    On news of a deal with the Russian company shares on the Stock Exchange of GECI increased by 38% - to 2.07 euros. Because of such a sharp rise trading was suspended.

    Report of the first half of the fiscal year, operating loss amounted to € 3,9 million compared to € 1,9 million in the previous period. This announcement looks set for GECI to begin as a major force in the world's regional transport market.
     
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    UTair Takes Russia’s First ATR 72-500



    The first ATR 72-500 ever delivered to a Russian airline now operates with UTair, the Siberian aviation company that recently placed an order for 20 of the type for its regional airline based in Khanty Mansiysk. Officially closed in late April and valued at $426 million at list prices, the contract calls for delivery of the new 70-seat turboprops through the end of next year. The deal brought to 37 the number of ATR turboprops UTair either operates now or plans to accept, potentially making it the largest ATR operator in Europe. UTair took delivery of its first new ATR 72-500 in late May.

    Operating a fleet of nearly 200 aircraft, most of which run on domestic routes to some 300 destinations, UTair launched ATR operations in 2006, when it brought the first of twelve 46-seat ATR 42s into the country after a lengthy tender process that pitted the Franco-Italian turboprops against the government’s preferred choice, Antonov An-140s built by Russia’s Aviacor.

    The airline, which also flies three ATR 72-200s in Russia, along with two ATR 42-300s in Ukraine as UTair Ukraine, plans to add capacity on existing segments and develop new routes in both countries. Delivery of the new aircraft will bring to more than 50 the number of ATRs operated by Russian, Ukrainian and other CIS countries’ carriers.

    UTair Takes Russia’s First ATR 72-500 | Aviation International News
     
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    Dassault Falcon moving up in Russia



    Dassault Falcon has a positive outlook for the business aviation industry in Russia. As companies continue to invest and expand, particularly outside of Russia, they will continue to demand the most efficient methods of travel," said Gilles Gautier, senior Vice President, Falcon Sales for the Eastern Hemisphere. "Russia is a very large country with tremendous energy resources and a rapidly expanding economy. We're finding that Russian entrepreneurs and business owners are quick to adapt to business aviation because of the great advantages it offers in access and time management,” he added.

    Russians value Falcon's reliability, robustness and advanced technology especially in an environment where flying conditions are difficult with extremely low temperatures and short airfields. More than 50 Falcon aircraft are currently in operation in Russia, representing almost 40% of the market share in the large cabin segment. Half of the new aircraft orders are for the Falcon 7X, the only business jet equipped with a fully-digital flight control system. The digital flight control system provides greater control, operational safety and a smoother flight.

    With long overland flights and great distances between airports, the three engine design of the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 900 are highly valued in Russia. The three engine designs on both aircraft offer unequalled performance, versatility, safety and efficiency.

    Falcon Performance & Efficiency -- A Key in Russia

    Falcon's efficient design and technological optimization mean less weight, 20-40% less fuel consumption and lower emissions than other airplanes in their class. "With their exceptional performance and fuel efficiency, the entire Falcon fleet is positioned very nicely for long term success," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.
    Business jets are valued in the region as a powerful tool to enable quick and convenient access to customers within the country and worldwide. Falcons offer unique flexibility to the Russian customer. The Falcon 7X can connect Moscow with the business hubs of New York, Johannesburg or Singapore. It is also the only airplane in its class that can connect Moscow to the challenging London City Airport in the heart of downtown London. Additionally, the Falcon 7X is able to fly multiple short hops and then go on the final destination without the need to refuel.

    Dassault Falcon Aircraft / Press Release / 13 SEP 2011 - Dassault Falcon Presents Large Cabin Fleet at Jet Expo 2011 in Russia
     
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    What is a Skylander? I have never even heard of GECI and they are selling 300 to the fastest growing airline in Russia?!? We already lost airliners to Airbus and Boeing, now we lose regional liners to France. Where the freak are all the regional Antonova models, An-38/74/140/148. We can't just give this away. [​IMG]
     
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    GECI is brand new to aircraft production. They were an engineering consulting firm and decided to come up with a revolutionary rugged transport. Skylander will fill the much needed role of remote area flights. An-38 hasn't been made in 20 years and Russia needs new planes bad. It is a pretty crowded market but there are only a couple other new airframes to compete with. 300 is a fabulous start. The best selling plane in the class is the Turbolet and is all over Russia. They are going out of service now and we will be there to replace them.
     

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