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26 May 2015

Aeroflot Holds An Extensive Instameet At Maintenance Center

May 26, 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot held one more instameet with popular Russian Instagram bloggers at Sheremetyevo airport.

During the #trainingAeroflot event Instagram users visited Aeroflot Maintenance Center, Terminal B — the legendary Sheremetyevo «shotglass» and Aeroflot tower at Terminal D (control tower).

Aeroflot Instameet is the second event of the large-scale @Training_Project within which Instagram users take pictures of closed to wide public access places, learn new skills and become witnesses of work of professionals in rare fields. The first Instameet was held on February 9, 2015 at Aeroflot Training Center at Sheremetyevo airport.

«Safety has always been and always will be a priority for Aeroflot. I hope that we were able to show it to the participants of Saturday instameet by showing an example of our Maintenance Center performance» — said Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev.

«Thanks to Aeroflot we had an opportunity to see the process of aircraft maintenance. We were surprised how seriously airline treated the security issue of its passengers» — said Ekaterina Mishchenkova — creativity conceptualist, the founder of @Training_Project, a member of the Union of Russian Photographers. Photos of the event in Aeroflot training center are available in Instagram with the hashtag #trainingAeroflot.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the World (among the major airlines), numbering 157 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.