January 25, 2011, Moscow - Today a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of JSC ‘Aeroflot’ was held. The meeting was chaired by Russian Ministry of Transport Igor’ Levitin.
In relation to the recent tragic events the Board of Directors decreed that Aeroflot will provide free uplift to Moscow and back to the relatives of those who died as a result of the terrorist attack at the Domodedovo airport. The relatives of the victims may contact any of Aerflot’s sales or representative office in Russia or abroad.
The Board of Directors reviewed the report of the Director-General on the ‘situation from 25 to 29 December 2010 that occurred in relation with anomalous weather conditions’ and ordered the Executive Board to remove shortcomings in production operations that were identified by the internal investigation of situation from 26 to 29 December 2010.
The Board of Directors considered partial changes in the Company’s organizational structure. In particular, the office of the first deputy of the Director-General on production operations is transformed into the office of the first deputy of the Director-General on aviation security to which the Aviation Security Department and the Section for Control of the Quality of Supplied Spare Parts for Aircraft and Aviation Equipment will directly report. The Board of Directors also established the Technical Director office. The Technical Director, the Operation Management Department, and the Section for Emergency and Crisis Management will report directly to the Director-General. In accordance with the decision of the Board of Directors, the Surface Transportation Support Department will report to the deputy Director-General for customer relations.
The Board of Directors reviewed procurement activities of JSC ‘Aeroflot’. The Company’s Executive Board was instructed to ensure informational transparency of procurement, conduct procurement operations electronically also in the form of electronic bidding, report on a quarterly basis about the results of the procurement activities, and to submit reports on the airline’s procurement activities to the Russian Ministry of Economy and Development and the Federal Antimonopoly Service every six months. In relation to this decision, the Executive Board shall make changes and amendments to internal documents of JSC ‘Aeroflot’ that regulate procurements.
The Board of Directors approved the Plan of the works for implementation of innovative solutions and participation of JSC ‘Aeroflot’ in R&D in 2011-2013 and total financing of R&D in 2011 in the amount of 128 mln rubles.
The Board of Directors upheld the format of the action for improving the Company’s image that was proposed by ‘Aeroflot’ management.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 11.1 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 100 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.
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