Unhappy with your airline?

So you find the seat uncomfortable?  Missing that warm airline meal?  Consider yourself lucky, because some passengers suffer far greater indignities.  Take a look at this – A TU-134 from UTAir in Krasnoyarsk Russia got stuck in ice today. Passengers had to push...

Russian sanctions go deeper

The tightening sanctions on Russia are now starting to work through the economy.  Aerospace is now a victim of these sanctions.  But not in the way you would think of at first.  Sanctions are hurting Russian aerospace sales. UT-Air Express is a Russian airline with...

How Will Events in the Ukraine Impact Aerospace?

About 40% of the titanium for Boeing jets is currently sourced from Russia and VSMPO.  VSMPO (???????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????? ???????????) is the largest titanium producer in the world, and has extensive relationships with Boeing and other aerospace...

Q400s manufactured in Russia?

Late last week there was a brief news flurry from Russia about Bombardier manufacturing Q400s in Russia. Turns out this was news that came from a Russian source and not from Canada. Indeed, we spoke with Bombardier about this news and were told that they have no plans...