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December 22, 2003 :

Airbus Signs First Russian Supply Deal
Airbus on Friday awarded Nizhny Novgorod-based Sokol a contract to supply components for its family of passenger jets, the first of several deals that are expected to open the global market to Russia's struggling aerospace industry.

December 1, 2003 :

Aviation Industry to Go Private
The government is prepared to take unprecedented steps in turning over the country's aviation industry to private hands, according to a reform concept under discussion by Rosaviakosmos, the Russian Aviation and Space Agency.

November 25, 2003 :

Skies to Open for Domestic Airlines
After years of pestering by domestic carriers, the State Civil Aviation Service said Monday that it would finally move to fully liberalize the airline industry by ending its discriminative quota system for domestic passenger flights.

November 18, 2003 :

Chaos in Sheremetyevo Tender
City Hall-connected conglomerate Sistema, a top declared contender for the coveted management contract of Sheremetyevo Airport, was eliminated from the bidding with the announcement of the official tender Monday.

November 3, 2003 :

Canada Shuts Its Skies to Aeroflot
Canada restricted Aeroflot's access to its airspace on Saturday, forcing Russia's national carrier to reroute all of its flights to and from the U.S. West Coast and cut half of its service to Toronto.

October 31, 2003 :

MiG Chief Under Fire, Likely to Be Jettisoned
As the state-owned manufacturer of MiG fighter jets looks set to land its largest-ever defense contract, its director may be heading for the chop.

October 24, 2003 :

Eurocopter Eyes Making Choppers in Russia
Eurocopter, the world's leading helicopter company, is in talks with Irkut to assemble its choppers in Russia to tap the country's booming oil and gas services market, a Eurocopter spokesman said Thursday.

Putin Opens an Air Base in Kyrgyzstan
While warplanes looped in the clear skies above, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday opened a Russian military air base and praised the event as a move aimed at strengthening security in the volatile Central Asian region.

October 22, 2003 :

The Tu-144: Moscow's Answer to the Concorde
Seated in a conference room at the Tupolev business center, chief designer Alexander Pukhov nodded approvingly as a reporter described her preparations for a first flight on the Concorde and lamented the end of an era of supersonic passenger travel.

A Final Flight of Fancy on Concorde
"Enjoy your ride on the rocket," Captain Adrian Thompson said, welcoming about 100 passengers on board British Airways Flight 001 for New York.

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