Showing posts with label Ural. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ural. Show all posts

04 November, 2022

Ural Airlines Airbus jet suffers damage in landing incident.

Photo: Investigative Committee Russian Federation
According to local media and Aviation Safety Network, an Airbus A320 of Ural Airlines suffered damage to its main landing gear and tyres whilst landing at Irkutsk Airport, Russia on Wednesday, 2nd November.

The aircraft was operating flight U62942 and reports indicate the crew landed with the main gear brakes locked on, with the jet becoming immobilized after on the runway. The crew said they had a warning of brake failure at a height of 500 metres with the parking brake being applied and the wheels remaining locked during the landing.

The crew The pilots of the Ural Airlines Airbus A320 reportedly experienced a critical brake failure at an altitude of 500 m, when the parking brake spontaneously applied on the aircraft. The alarm was triggered. The wheels remained locked for landing.

This could be a very costly incident for Ural Airlines as western aircraft spares are currently prohibited from being supplied to Russian carriers under sanctions imposed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent war.  Current Airbus and Boeing aircraft spares are in very short supply, according to local reports, with many aircraft grounded and some being cannibalised for parts to keep others operational. 

22 December, 2019

Ural Airlines launches new Moscow service from London Stansted

London Stansted’s first-ever scheduled flight to Moscow took to the skies this week with the launch of a new direct service by Russian carrier Ural Airlines.

The new airline will connect passengers from across London and the east of England to the Russian capital’s Domodedovo airport four-times a week using an A320 aircraft offering business and economy class service onboard the 160-seat aircraft.

One-way fares start from £23 and are available to book at

Ural Airlines is one of Russia’s leading airlines serving nearly 10 million passengers a year across 200 destinations with a fleet of 46 aircraft.

15 August, 2019

Ural Airlines Airbus A321 crash lands in a field following multiple bird strike

Picture TK Moskva 24

A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 has made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Moscow after flying into a flock of birds, suffering multiple bird strikes in its engines. 

According to local news sources, some twenty-three people have been injured in the crash landing and are described as being  "in serious or fair condition". The local health authority says that five children are included in those taken to hospital.

The jet was carrying 233 passengers and crew onboard operating a flight from Moscow to Simferopol in Crimea when the incident took place.  The Russian Air Transport Agency,  Rosaviatsia said the plane landed in a cornfield about a kilometre (0.62 miles) from the runway at Zhukovsky International Airport, with its engines off and landing gear retracted.

A passenger on the flight told local state-run media how the aircraft started to shake not long after takeoff, "Five seconds later, the lights on the right side of the plane started flashing and there was a smell of burning. Then we landed and everyone ran away,".

07 August, 2019

Ural Airlines receives the first of three A320neo aircraft

CDB Aviation’s new customer Ural Airlines receives the first of three A320neo aircraft!

CDB Aviation, a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co, completed the delivery of an Airbus A320neo aircraft to its new customer in Russia, Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines.

The aircraft is part of the lease agreement for a fleet of three A320neos, with two further jets slated for arrival through the end of 2019. The delivery also marks the introduction of the first CFM International LEAP-1ะ-powered A320neo to be operated in Russia.

“We warmly welcome Ural Airlines to our continually growing customer base in Russia,” said Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “This first new-generation aircraft to join Ural Airlines’ fleet will well serve the ambitious growth and renewal plans of this leading Russian carrier.”

14 February, 2019

Six Ural Airlines passengers fall on tarmac as airstair collapses

Six people fell from the top of boarding stairs at Barnaul (BAX) airport in Russia, as Ural Airlines passengers were boarding for a flight to Moscow. Local authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the cause of the incident, reports Aerotime News Hub

Passengers of Flight U6652 were about to enter the Ural Airlines’ Airbus A320 (VQ-BFV) in the early morning (7.20 am) on February 12, 2019, when the boarding stairs basket collapsed. Six people fell from approximately 11 feet 42 inches (3.48 meters) height to the tarmac.

Investigating authorities claim four of the unlucky passengers sustained injuries “of varying severity” and were hospitalized. The airline representative, quoted in several local media, claims that only three passengers required hospitalisation and that the rest were  “not injured” during the incident. Video of the incident is on Aerotime News Hub.

28 December, 2018

Ural Airlines starts new Prague service.

Russian air carrier Ural Airlines took delivery of a use Airbus A321 earlier this month to use across its route network. The almost 16-year-old aircraft seats 214 passengers in an all-economy cabin and has been leased from  Archway Aviation. According to used to fly with now defunct and much missed British carrier Monarch.

The aircraft has been used on flights within Russia and on international services to Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Armenia. 

The carrier has also launched a new service4 between Zhukovsky and Prague, which will be operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and takes around 3 hours. Zhukovsky is around 26 miles southwest of Moscow and is considered by many to be the aeronautical design hub of Russia.

06 September, 2018

Winter expansion for Ural Airlines

It has been confirmed that Ural Airlines plans to introduce eight new routes to its schedule for the forthcoming winter 2018/19 season.  The new routes will be operated by the carriers Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft and are scheduled to start around the end of October or the start of November.

These new routes are:

Anapa – Dushanbe   starting 1st Nov  1 x week  on A320
Anapa – Khudzhand starting 30th oct 1 x week  on A320
Anapa – Osh             starting 29th oct 1 x week  on A320
Anapa – Tashkent     starting 31st Oct 1 x week  on A320
Anapa – Yerevan      starting 29th oct  2 x week  on A320
Moscow Zhukovsky – Karshi starting 29th Oct 2 x week on A321
Moscow Zhukovsky – Nukus starting 29th Oct 2 x week on  A321
St. Petersburg – Navoi  starting  31st Oct  1 x week on A321  

20 August, 2018

Passenger numbers up for Ural Airlines as codeshare deal with Belavia starts

Photo Ural Airlines

Ural Airlines saw passenger numbers increase over the first seven months of this year to 4,943,434, a rise of 16 percent over 2017 figures. 

The airline operated some 34,460 flights during the first half of the year,  almost half of which - 15,203 were on international routes. The carrier also had a busy July, transporting 1,002,962 passengers on 6,328 flights during the month.  Of those 440,310 were on 2,716 international flights.

16 October, 2017

Ural Airlines Expansion

The Russian carrier Ural Airlines has recently announced a number of new and reintroduced flights in part of is new winter schedule expansion.

This winter the airline will start a scheduled service to Poland, the first Moscow Domodedovo – Warsaw flight will be on 24th December 2017. The new flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will fly 3 times a week. 

The carrier will also start a new flight from 1st November 2017,  connecting the south of Russia with Tel Aviv, one of the biggest Israel city.  The flights between Mineralnye Vody – Tel Aviv every Wednesday. Flying time is 2 hours and 55 minutes by one of the airlines A320. This is the 7th departure point to Tel Aviv the airline operates. 

Ural Airlines also renews flights between Ekaterinburg – Krasnoyarsk – Ekaterinburg. The winter scheduled will be operating from October 30, 2017 until March 21, 2018, on Mondays and Wednesdays to Krasnoyarsk, Wednesdays and Fridays to Ekaterinburg. 

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