Moscow, 15 December 2015. — Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev has been named Innovator of the Year at the Innovation Time 2015 awards in the Transport and Engineering category. The awards ceremony celebrating achievements in the field of innovation took place yesterday at the President Hotel in Moscow.
Aeroflot is regularly cited as Russia’s most innovative transport company. As head of the Company’s Committee for Innovation Development, Vitaly Saveliev focuses on establishing corporate structures and fostering an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
One of the fastest growing companies on the Russian market, Aeroflot has introduced high-tech solutions across its operations and actively pursues promising innovations. Russia’s flagship carrier is one of Europe’s leading airlines in terms of quality of service and safety performance, and operates one of the youngest fleets of any major airline worldwide.
The Innovation Time awards were founded by Social Projects and Programmes and supported by the Ministry of Economic Development. The prize aims to identify and promote projects and practices that promote and implement innovations.
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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 167 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 sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.