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Formed and started operations in 1999. International, scheduled & charter, all cargo, jet airplane services.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) (AL IMARAT AL-ARABIYA AL-MUTTAHIDA): POPULATION: 3.5 MILLION. A FEDERATION OF 7 SHEIKDOMS, UNDER BRITISH PROTECTION UNTIL 1971, THE (UAE) HAS ROCKETED IN A GENERATION FROM RURAL AND POOR, TO URBAN AND OIL-RICH. THE MEMBER STATES ARE ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJAIRAH, RAS-AL-KHAIMAH, SHARJAH, & UMM-AL-QIWAIN. A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR TOURISTS TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULAR, THE (UAE) IS NOTABLE FOR ITS LARGE POPULATION OF GUEST EX-PATRIOT WORKERS, MANY FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND ITS GENERALLY PROGRESSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD WOMEN. THE (UAE) COVERS AN AREA OF 83,600 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ABU DHABI. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
December 2011: RUS Aviation (RBL) is an all cargo airline based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). It operates scheduled and charter cargo flights to various destinations in Afghanistan, the (CIS) countries, Djibouti, Iraq, Tajikistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its main base is Sharjah International Airport (SHJ). RUS Aviation is one of the biggest IL-76 & AN-12 operators/suppliers within the (UAE) and the region. With a huge fleet of more than >28 freighters of Airbus (EDS), Antonov (ADB), Boeing (TBC) and Ilyushin manufacture, RUS Aviation (RLB) is a key air cargo operator in Asia, Africa, the Middle-East, Eastern Europe, China and the (CIS) countries.
Alliances: Iraqi Airlines (IRQ).
(IATA) Code: R6.
(ICAO) Code: RLB - (Callsign - RELIABLE UNIQUE SERVICE).
Main Base: Sharjah International Airport.
Hubs: Baghdad International Airport; Bishkek International Airport;
Dubai International Airport; and Kabul International Airport.
Afghanistan: Bagram; Kabul; and Kandahar.
Iraq: Baghdad; Balad; Erbil; and Sulaimaniyah.
United Arab Emirates (UAE): Dubai; and Sharjah.
RUS Aviation has a 2,000 sq m, fully equipped warehouse at Sharjah International Airport (SJH), Cargo Terminal 1. This highly secured warehouse has direct access to the ramp and is operable 24/7 by a professional ground operations team.