Moskovia Airlines named general freight air carrier for NPO Saturn

August 17, 2011, Zhukovsky — Within the framework of MAKS-2011 International Space and Aviation Salon, Moskovia Airlines and NPO Saturn signed a long-term cooperation agreement. According to the agreement Moskovia Airlines will transport engines for Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes over the course of the next five years.

Yuri Basyuk, Saturn’s deputy managing director and director of the SaM146 program, signed the agreement for NPO Saturn. “We have spent a long time looking for a reliable partner in the freight business, who would be able to deliver engines for the SSJ100 on time, and we’ve settled on Moskovia Airlines.”

Konstantin Filonov, acting general director of Moskovia Airlines, signed the agreement on behalf of the second party. “We understand how important it is for our partners that delivery schedules for the SSJ100 engines are met, and we will do our best to meet their expectations. And, of course, we are looking forward to mutually beneficial cooperation.”

Moskovia Airlines, founded in 1995, makes regularly-scheduled and charter passenger and freight flights to Russian cities and countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. It has representative offices in Montenegro, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan.

Moskovia Airlines’ fleet currently consists of seven aircrafts: two Boeing-737-700s, two Boeing-737-800s, and three Antonov-12 freight airplanes.

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in development, production, and after sales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and navy and civil vessels. Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation, a subsidiary of OPK “OBORONPROM”, specializing in engine-building assets management.

OJSC United Industrial Corporation “OBORONPROM” is a diversified machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its primary areas of business are helicopter-building (Russian Helicopters, JSC), engine-building (MC “UEC”), and other assets. In 2010 the corporation’s proceeds exceeded 170 billion rubles.

NPO Saturn Press Service
Tel: (4855) — 296 −898,
e-mail: press@npo-saturn.ru,

Moskovia Airlines Press Service
Tel. 8(495)- 6623111
e-mail: e.arkharova@moskovia.aero