Aeroflot scolded for not buying ‘Made-in-Russia’

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reprimanded Aeroflot recently for not purchasing enough Russian-made planes, telling the state-run carrier’s CEO, Vitaly Savelyev that growing profits and dividends were not its only concern. The airline recently announced plans to purchase a combined 44 planes from Boeing and Airbus, compared with 30 of Sukhoi’s regional SuperJet, starting in 2016. […]


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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reprimanded Aeroflot recently for not purchasing enough Russian-made planes, telling the state-run carrier’s CEO, Vitaly Savelyev that growing profits and dividends were not its only concern. The airline recently announced plans to purchase a combined 44 planes from Boeing and Airbus, compared with 30 of Sukhoi’s regional SuperJet, starting in 2016. This includes a recent Board of Directors approval to purchase 11 Airbus A330-300s with delivery in 2011-2013. Savelyev who took over as chief executive in March 2009, has pushed forward with Aeroflot’s campaign to improve its image as an international airline, revamping its fleet and retraining staff. Aeroflot is a member of the SkyTeam alliance.