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Name: VNUKOVO AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: VNU
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: CIS
City: MOSCOW
Country: RUSSIA
Employees 1300
Web:
Email: xxx@vnukovo.msk.ru
Telephone: (095) 436 76 95
Fax: (095) 436 26 26
Sita: VKODDSU
Background
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VNU-SEP04

ESTABLISHED IN 1993. THE LEADER IN (ARO) PRIVATIZATION. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

OCTOBER 1993: BASED AT MOSCOW'S 3RD MAJOR AIRPORT (VNUKOVO).

TO JEDDAH, NOVYG URENGOJ, NADYM, VLADIKAVKAZ, KEMEROVO, TBILISI, BAGHDAD, AND AKTAU.

2ND LARGEST CARRIER IN RUSSIA.

1ST AEROFLOT (ARO) DIVISION TO OPERATE THE IL-86 & TU-154. 1ST (ARO) UNIT TO RECEIVE THE NEW TU-204, FOR WHICH IT COMPLETED OPERATIONAL TRIALS ON DOMESTIC CARGO SERVICE.

3,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 800 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 1,800 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

A K A VNUKOVSKIE AVIALINII. OWNS (AJA).

AUGUST 1996: ACCDT: TU-154M CRASHED ON APPROACH ABOUT 5.5 NM FROM LONGYEARBYEN AIRPORT, NORTH NORWEGIAN ISLAND OF SVALBARD (SPITZBERGEN) = ALL 12/129 FATALITIES.

DECEMBER 1995: SOLD 41% FOR $150M TO VIL (RUSSIAN CO). 1ST RUSSIAN CARRIER TO BE PRIVATIZED. 20% OWNED BY EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1997: 3,300 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 800 FC & 1,800 MT).

JUNE 1997: DESPITE STAGNATION IN RUSSIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY, VNUKOVO AIRLINES (VNU) HOPES TO ADD +3 - 4 TU-204C FREIGHTERS BY END OF 1997.

NOVEMBER 1997: RUSSIA'S LARGEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE.

ACQUIRES EXECUTIVE CHARTER AIRLINE OREL-AVIA.

1ST 8 MONTHS = +5% RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), 1.482M PASSENGERS (PAX). HOPES >2M PAX FOR 1997.

DECEMBER 1997: JOINT REGIONAL AIRPLANE BUY WITH MURMANSK & TIUMENAVIATRANS FOR 50 AN-140'S OR IL-114'S.

(xxx@vnulovo.msk.ru).

JUNE 1998: ONCE WAS RUSSIA'S TOP DOMESTIC CARRIER, IS NOW NEAR COLLAPSE. IT BUILT UP TO A FLEET OF 50 AIRPLANES, BUT ONLY A HANDFUL ARE OPERATING. DRASTIC CUTS IN ITS SCHEDULE TO CORE MARKETS IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA AND THE CAUCASUS.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 34 OF 52 AIRPLANES ARE GROUNDED LACKING MAINTENANCE & PARTS. IS OWED #217M RBL BY RUSSIAN FINANCE MINISTRY FOR TICKETS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS AND THUS CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY ITS STAFF & OWES SUPPLIERS #80M RBL, MOSTLY AS A RESULT OF MAKING REFUNDS TO PASSENGERS, WHOSE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED.

1 TU-154M (92A928) LEASED TO IRAN AIR TOURS (IRN).

APRIL 1999: 1998 = 1.7M PAX: -6% RPK.

NOW OPERATES FROM DOMODEDOVA AIRPORT IN MOSCOW.

MAY 1999: VLADIMIR ROUBTSOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR, REPLACES TATEROS SURINOV (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER), CHAIRMAN, IN NON-EXECUTIVE ROLE.

AUGUST 1999: VLADISLAV FILIOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR RESIGNS, EX-SIBIR (SBR) CEO. POSSIBLE MERGER WITH SIBIR (SBR).

ONLY 20 OF (VNU) AIRPLANES (58 IN FLEET) ARE OPERATIONAL.

APRIL 2000: 3,300 EMPLOYEES (INCL 800 FC, & 1,800 MT).

JUNE 2000: SITA: VKODDSU.

1 IL-86 LEASED TO EAST LINE AIRLINES.

JULY 2000: TO UPGRADE SERVICES BY NEW FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS, DUBBED "FIVE STARS." TU-154M'S, NOW 167 PAX TO ADD 12C SEATS & WIDEBODY IL-86, 234 PAX, TO HAVE 12F, 24C, COSTING $6M.

1999 = -$30M: 2.21B RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC) (-41.3%); 209M FTK (FREIGHT TRAFFIC); 934K PASSENGERS (PAX) (-43.5%); 1,300 EMPLOYEES.

PLANS TO ADD 8 YAK-42D'S.

SEPTEMBER 2000: TO BAGHDAD WITH HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS. TO START SCHEDULED SERVICE IN 12/00.

1 TU-134A, JSC ALANIA 1 YEAR LEASED. 2 YAK-42D'S (4520423308017, RA-42446; 4520423308017, RA-42446) DELIVERIES. 1 YAK-42D (4520424811431, LY-AAX), EX-LITHUANIAN AIRLINES (LIJ).

JANUARY 2001: SIBIR (SBR) PLANS TO ACQUIRE VNUKOVO AIRLINES (VNU) TO FORM 2ND LARGEST AIRLINE IN RUSSIA. WILL INCREASE NETWORK BY 50 CITIES FOR TOTAL 200.

1 TU-154B-2 (78A-312, RA-85312), LEASED. 1 TU-203 (1450743164011, RA-64011) TO (SBZ).

MAY 2001: 1 IL-86 (51483206056, RA-86085) TO EAST LINE (ESL).

AUGUST 2001: 1ST 6 MONTHS = .32B RPK, 142K PAX (-68.5%).

OCTOBER 2001: TU-154M (86A-739, RA-85620) TO SAKHA AVIATION. 2 TU-154M'S (87A-761, RA-85632; 90A-834, RA-85674) TO SIBIR (SBR). 4 TU-154M'S (86A-738, RA-85619; 87A-749, RA-85623; 87A-750, RA-85624; 92A-926, RA-85743), EX-(SBR).

FEBRUARY 2002: WITH MERGED PARTNER SIBIR (SBR), 2001 = 1.92M PAX (+130%), INCLUDING 513K (27%) FROM VNUKOVO AIRLINES (VNU). 14,086 TONNES CARGO (+56.6%).

July 2002: Had its bankruptcy case in the Moscow arbitration court postponed to end of 8/02. Court dismissed temporary manager, Andrei Pirogov and appointed Vitaly Ostroverkh, proposed by Sibir Airlines (SBR), to replace him. A writ puts Vnukovo Airlines (VNU)'s debts before (SBR) takeover, at over $31.7M.

SITA: MOWSCV5.

1 Tu-204-100 (1450743164013, RA-64013) delivery.

January 2003: Vnukovo Airlines (VNU) has been recognized as bankrupt by airline officials and the Russian Federal Bankruptcy Service.

June 2004: Tu-154M (757, RA-85628), ex-Sibir (SBR).

June 2009: Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT) and Vnukovo International finalized an earlier Memo of Understanding (MOU) to create a joint venture flight training facility. The venture, called "Flight Training Vnukovo (FTV)," will be completed in mid-2010. It initially will house four full flight simulators and eventually will be able to accommodate as many as 20, according to (LFT). (FTV) aims to capture business of Russian carriers "that currently train their pilots in Europe, Asia and America," (LFT) said.

Fleet:
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January 2003:

4 IL-86 (NK-86) (0002, RA-86004; 0008, RA-86010; 514832 RA-06052, 81; ALL GROUNDED). (51483206056, RA-86085 TO EAST LINE 5/01), 1 LST (ESL) 6/00. 51483201008, RA-86010; & 51483201009, RA-86011 WITHDRAWN FROM USE. 51483206052, RA-86081; & 51483201060, RA-86089; TO (SBR). 51483202016 SCRAPPED 10/01. 51483201009; & 51483202011; SCRAPPED 1/05. 350Y.

1 TU-134A, JSC ALANIA 1 YR LSD 9/00.

1 TU-154.

1 TU-154B-2 (D-30KU-154-II) (312, /78 RA-85312), LSD 1/01 164Y.

2 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (715, /84 RA-85611; 721, /85 RA-85612), 928 LST (IRN) 9/98. 180Y.

15 TU-154M (731, RA-85615; 749, RA-85623; 750, RA-85624; 761, RA-85632; 762, RA-85633; ALL GROUNDED). 918, RA-85736, LST (SBR). 739, RA-85620 TO (SBR) 8/01. 705, RA-85610, 8/01. 86A-739, RA-85620; TO SAKHA 10/01. 87A-761, RA-85632; 90A-834, RA-85674; TO (SBR) 10/01. 86A-738 RA-85619; 87A-749, RA-85623; 750, RA-85624; 92A-926, RA-85743; EX-(SBR). 727, RA-85628; EX-(SBR) 6/04.

2 TU-204-100 (PS-90A) (1450743164011, RA-64011; TO (SBR) 1/01; 1450743164013, RA-64013), 210Y.

3 TU-204-100C (PS-90A) FREIGHTERS.

18 ORDERS TU-204-100.

3 +5 ORDERS YAK-42D (4520423308017, RA-42446; 45204811431, RA-42362; 9/00) (4520424811431, LY-AAX; EX-(LIJ) 9/00).

Management:
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TATEVOS SURINOV, CHAIRMAN (NON EXEC) (SHAREHOLDER) (5/99).

VLADIMIR RUBOTSOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR (5/99),
(T: 7-095) 436-7995).

VITALY OSTROVERKH, GENERAL MANAGER (7/02).

MIKHAIL BULANOV, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.

ANDREY KONSTANTINOV, SR VICE PRESIDENT.

SERGEY SOUSLOV, CHIEF ENGR (T: 7-095) 436-7995).

 
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