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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Aeroflot to assume commercial control of Orenair Vnukovo flights Aeroflot will assume the sale of several Orenair-operated routes later this month as part of its Group streamlining initiative. In a statement, the Russian carrier said that effective January 15, it will place "SU" flight numbers on the following Orenair-operated flights out of Moscow Vnukovo: Chelyabinsk, Kazan Int'l, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Mineralnye Vody, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Rostov, Samara Kurumoch, and Simferopol. Sun, Jan 4, 2015

Slovenia's Adria Airways to start Munich - Bratislava flights Adria Airways, based in Ljubljana, will expand its Munich operations with flights to Bratislava later this summer EX-YU Aviation News reports. The flights will compliment the Slovenian carrier's Munich operations which include Ljubljana, Lodz, and Pristina. Though still not officially confirmed, it is believed the routes will be operated using a CRJ-700, D-ACPK (cn 10063), on lease from Lufthansa CityLine. Sun, Jan 4, 2015

Sixteenth Sukhoi Superjet 100 Joined Aeroflot Fleet Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company delivered the sixteenth Sukhoi Superjet 100 to its launch customer Aeroflot on December 24, 2014. According to the tradition of the Russian national carrier the aircraft was given its own name. This aircraft was named after the Russian legendary pilot Boris Velling. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Aeroflot signed a contract for 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. In November 2014 delivery of the second ten SSJ100 was started pursuant to the leasing contract between Sberbank Leasing and Aeroflot. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 for Aeroflot features 87 seats in a two-class configuration. Since the first SSJ100 of Aeroflot entered service in June 2011 the airline has operated more than 38 000 hours on the SSJ100 on routes in Central Russia, Western and Eastern Europe and the CIS. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

2014 was one of the deadliest years for plane crashes in recent memory Aviation safety levels reached a record high in 2014. "There have been some significant safety improvements since 2000," said Harro Ranter, president of Aviation Safety Network. "It should be reassuring that the safety level is very high at the moment." 2014 was one of the deadliest years for plane crashes in recent memory. But aviation safety experts say that's no reason to avoid flying. Including AirAsia QZ8501, 22 accidents throughout 2014 have resulted in 992...

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