Tulpar Air

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Tulpar Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Secondary hubsKhabarovsk, Norilsk, Abakan, Perm
Fleet size13
Key peopleSergey Trifonov (General Manager)[1]

Tulpar Air was based in Kazan (Tatarstan), Russia, and was established in late 2004 by absorbing the airline Atlas which specialized in helicopter transport. It has its own maintenance base in Kazan. In 2010 it was Russia's least punctual airline with 21% of flights delayed.[2] Before bankruptcy, TAIF was the majority shareholder.[3]

In January 2014 Tulpar Air was grounded by Russia's air transport regulator Rosaviatsiya due to lapses in standards and issues relating to maintenance and crews, after an unscheduled inspection.[4][5]


According to the summer schedule 2011 airline operated scheduled services in the following cities, the frequency of flights - at least once a week:

From Moscow (Vnukovo)

  • Usinsk (operated in codeshare with UTair using Tulpar aircraft)
  • Ukhta (operated in codeshare with UTair using Tulpar aircraft)

From Moscow (Domodedovo)

  • Baikonur

From Kazan

  • Norilsk (via Ufa)

From Krasnoyarsk

  • Norilsk
  • Chita
  • Khabarovsk (then onwards to Irkutsk)

From Khabarovsk

  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Anadyr (then onwards to Magadan)
  • Magadan

From Novosibirsk

  • Norilsk

From Abakan

  • Norilsk


Aircraft type Active Notes
Yakovlev Yak-40K 1
Yakovlev Yak-42D 4
Bombardier Global Express BD-700 1
Bombardier Challenger 300 2
Cessna Citation 525 1


  • May 28, 2010 - Yak-42 failed to take off from Vnukovo due to problems with the engine.[6]
  • January 28, 2011 (12:30 pm local time) - Yak-42 made an emergency landing aircraft at Norilsk due to warning of "second engine failure". On board were eight crew members and 111 passengers.[7]
  • May 19, 2011 (10:55am local time) - Yak-42 carrying out flight from Abakan to Norilsk successfully landed in Norilsk despite very poor weather conditions.[8]
  • Evening of May 25, 2011 - Yak-42 made an emergency landing at the international airport of Sochi because of the failure of one of the engines.[9]
  • June 11, 2011 (7:07 am Moscow time) - Air incident on landing of Yak-42 at Vnukovo after all 4 wheels of the left main landing gear were damaged. There were no injuries.[10]


  1. ^ http://www.business-gazeta.ru/company/155/
  2. ^ http://www.equipnet.ru/news/transport/transport_19523.html
  3. ^ http://www.ato.ru/content/tulpar-eir-perekhodit-pod-kontrol-taif
  4. ^ Airliner World (March 2014): 13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Russian authorities ground Tulpar Air over safety issues". ASN News. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.business-gazeta.ru/article/24815/6/#Монтажный_кадр
  7. ^ http://www.ato.ru/content/samolet-yak-42-sovershil-vynuzhdennuyu-posadku-v-aeroportu-norilska/
  8. ^ http://www.aex.ru/news/2011/5/20/85212/
  9. ^ http://www.aex.ru/news/2011/5/26/85402/
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2011-06-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)