Air International 2015-12
A.Mladenov - Russia's Special Flight /Commercial/
The Tu-214SR is a communications relay version purpose built for SFD Rossiya. Aircraft RA-64516 was built at the KAPO plant in Kazan, and made its maiden flight in December 2008.
Il-96-300PU RA-96012 was built in 1995 and remains the oldest aircraft used for Presidential transportation. It is likely to be retired after two new Il-96-300PUS command post aircraft enter service during the final weeks of this year.
SFD Rossiya’s rotary-wing fleet comprises 16 Mi-8MTV-1 and Mi-8MTV-1S helicopters con­figured with VIP interiors. The MTV-1S variant is fitted with special communications systems.