|Fleet size||65 (+74 orders)|
|Company slogan||Cosy Sky
Russian: Уютное небо
|Headquarters||Khanty Mansiysk, Russia|
|Key people||Andrei Martirosov, MD
Igor Petrov, CFO
UTair Aviation (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания «ЮТэйр») (MCX: UTAR) is an airline with its head office at Khanty-Mansiysk Airport in Russia. It operates scheduled domestic and some international passenger services, scheduled helicopter services (e.g. from Surgut) plus extensive charter flights with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in support of the oil and gas industry across Western Siberia. UTair is also involved with relief operations for the United Nations. Its main base is at Roshchino International Airport in Tyumen Oblast, Russia located 13 km west of the city of Tyumen.
- 1 History
- 2 Members of the UTair Group
- 3 Destinations
- 4 Fleet
- 5 Accidents and incidents
- 6 References
- 7 External links
In February 1967, the Aeroflot Tyumen Directorate was set up in order to meet the transport requirements of the fast-growing oil and gas industry undergoing development in Western Siberia. In the wake of the break-up of the Aeroflot organization, Tyumenaviatrans Aviation (TAT) was formed in 1991 to replace the Aeroflot Tyumen Directorate. TAT adopted the name of UTair in early 2003. The airline is owned by Khanty Mansiysk District administration (23%), Surgut City administration (19%), Russian shareholders and companies (33%), the Russian Federation (2%), and private foreign investors (20%).
In October 2010, UTair announced plans to replace its Tupolev Tu-134 fleet with the Sukhoi Superjet 100. In December, UTair officially placed an order for 24 of the jets to enter service in 2013. During 2015 UTair plans to reduce own fleet up to 40%  Also in 2010, the airline named a Tu-154 aircraft after Boris Evdokimovich Sherbina, a Tyumen figure.
In November 2014, UTair faced financial difficulties and was unable to make a bond payment. In April 2015, UTair announced it was to severely cut down their fleet by 44 aircraft due to their ongoing financial struggle.
Members of the UTair Group
UTair Aviation has significant stakeholdings in the following companies:
Freight air transportations
Sale of operations and services, representative offices
Aerotechnics repair and maintenance
Leasing, financial services
Utair Aviation has codeshare agreements with the following airlines (as of July 2014):
|Boeing 737–400||6||0||0||144||144||Ex-CSA, 1 stored at PRG|
|28 equipped with winglets, ex United/Continental aircraft|
|Boeing 737–800||9||27||12||147||159||33 ordered at Paris Air Show 2011|
|Boeing 737–900ER||0||7||TBA||7 ordered at Paris Air Show 2011|
|Boeing 767-200ER||2||3||25||145||170||Orders completed at MAKS 2011
To be operated on Moscow to Surgut and Vladivostok routes
Two to be operated for Anex Tour, ex United/Continental aircraft
|Sukhoi Superjet 100||0||24||0||83||83|
Included in the fleet figures above are aircraft operated by the UTair Aviation subsidiaries UTair Express and UTair Ukraine.
Accidents and incidents
- On 17 March 2007, UTair Flight 471, a Tupolev Tu-134, crash-landed at Samara, killing 7 people and injuring 26.
- On 2 July 2008, a UTair Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Yamal region, killing 9 and injuring 7 on board.
- On 16 January 2010, a UTair Boeing 737-500, registration VQ-BAC, overrun the runway on landing at Vnukovo International Airport and was substantially damaged when the nosewheel collapsed.
- On 20 December 2011, a UTair Mil Mi-26T helicopter crashed in an oilfield in Western Siberia; one person was killed. UTair grounded all its Mil Mi-26T helicopters following this incident.
- On 2 April 2012, UTair Flight 120, an ATR 72-200, registration VP-BYZ, crashed approximately 1.4 nautical miles (2.6 km; 1.6 mi) from Roshchino International Airport serving Tyumen, Western Siberia, on a flight to Surgut International Airport. The aircraft was carrying 39 passengers and 4 crew. To date, 12 survivors with serious injuries and burns have been confirmed.
- On 4 July 2012, a helicopter operated by UTair for an oil and gas company crashed in a remote area about 4 kilometers from the runway of Lensk Airport near Lensk. The wreckage was found several hours later and three bodies were recovered, with the fourth person also presumed killed. The cause was not immediately known, but UTair grounded all aircraft at Lensk Airport pending an investigation into the quality of fuel supply at the airport.
- On 10 August 2012, UTair flight 5212 made an emergency landing at Simferopol airport after a tire burst.
- On 18 May 2013, UTair flight 350 a 737-400 (VQ-BHZ) left main landing gear tires caught fire upon landing at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow. The plane had just arrived from the city of Stavropol carrying 140 passengers. No injuries were reported.
- Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 20 February 2007, p. 500
- ICAO Doc 8585
- "2010 Annual Report." (Archive) UTair Aviation. 58. Retrieved on 27 February 2012. "Airport, Khanti-Mansiysk, Tyumen region, 628012 Russian Federation". - Russian (Archive): "628012, Российская Федерация, город Ханты-Мансийск, аэропорт"
- "UTAir selects two Superjet variants to replace Tu-134s". Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- UTair purchases 24 Sukhoi jets
- "UTair names plane after Boris Sherbina." UTair Aviation. 19 February 2010. Retrieved on 2 March 2010.
- "Members of the UTair Group".
- "http://www.utair-india.com/ UTair Helicopter services in India
- "Aerotransport.org". Aerotransport.org. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "UTair Aviation helicopter fleet list". Utair.ru. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "UT Air airplane fleet officeial page". Utair.ru. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "fleet list for UTAir". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- UTAir official seat charts
- UTAir official seat charts
- "UT orders 737NG at Paris". 22 June 2011.
- Aviaport digest
- UTair to Start Boeing 767 Service; Plans Vladivostok Flight by Sep 2012
- "Крушение Ми-8: Оставшиеся в живых получили сильные ожоги – Ми-8, крушение – Росбалт-Север". Rosbalt.ru. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "Recent accidents / incidents worldwide". JACDEC. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
- "UTAir grounds Mi2-6 fleet after December crash". Flightglobal. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- "Siberian plane crash kills nearly all on board – reports". RT. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- "Crash: UTAir AT72 near Tyumen on April 2nd 2012, lost height in initial climb". Aviation herald. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- "UTair helicopter crashes in Russia's Far East, killing 4". BNO News. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
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