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Company News

09 March 2007

Aeroflot's Crew Saves Child's Life

On March 5 professional emergency actions of Aeroflot flight crew helped to save life of infant Sasha.

During the SU 317 flight when the aircraft was approaching New York city an emergency situation has occurred onboard: 11 months old passenger from Russian has taken bad. Little boy has lost consciousness, his breath has stopped, no pulse could be detected.

Aeroflot's air stewards Galina Istochnikova and Ekaterina Alekseeva have rapidly and professionally rendered first medical aid to the boy. They applied artificial respiration and indirect cardiac stimulation and reanimated the child before paramedics came to New York airport.

All flight staff of the Aeroflot have passed special medical training. Regular trainings and simulations of on-board first aid and emergency procedures are routinely conducted in Aeroflot's own modern training and simulation facility for emergency and rescue training recently launched in Sheremetyevo airport.

OAO “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”. Based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo Airport. Founded in 1923. The biggest Russian aviation company controlling about 11% of domestic and 39% of international transportation markets of Russia. Member of global aviation alliance Sky Team, elected by the readers of Global Traveler magazine as the "Best aviation alliance".

In 2006 Aeroflot delivered 7,3 million passengers to 89 destinations in 47 countries. Having a fleet of 88 vehicles Aeroflot makes 302 flights a day. Net profit of the company in 2005 was 6.032 billion Rubles. More details about the company are available at: www.skyteam.com