Moscow, 5 April 2018. – Aeroflot Deputy CEO for Legal and Property Matters Vladimir Alexandrov and Viktor Blazheev, Chancellor of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University, (MSAL), today signed a formal cooperation agreement at the Moscow Legal Forum. The ceremony was held in the hall of the academic council of the Moscow State Medical Academy.
Under the agreement, Aeroflot and MSAL will collaborate on a number of joint public and educational events. Students of MSAL will be offered internships at Aeroflot, while MSAL will host a series of educational programmes for Aeroflot employees, and MSAL graduates will have opportunities to work for the largest Russian airline. In addition, both parties intend to organise a mutual exchange of analytical and reference materials, including information on the application of aviation legislation, for use in educational and scientific activities.
Vladimir Alexandrov said:
“Aeroflot attaches particular importance to attracting qualified staff, and believes that education today must take into account the interests and needs of the business community. This agreement is a new format of cooperation between the airline and one of the country’s leading universities, aimed at providing lawyers – who are so sought after by the aviation industry – with the highest level of training. Moreover, we hope that MSAL will be able to become a platform for extensive scientific research within the legal field, from highly specialised aviation legislation to civil law regulation of air transportation.”
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 232 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.
The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
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