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UTair Aviation

JSC "UTair Aviation"
ОАО «Авиакомпания «ЮТэйр»
IATA ICAO Callsign
UT[1] UTA[2] UTAIR[1]
Founded 1967
Hubs Khanty-Mansiysk Airport
Surgut Airport
Syktyvkar Airport
Tyumen-Roshchino Airport
Noyabrsk Airport[1]
Frequent-flyer program STATUS
Fleet size 65
Company slogan Cosy Sky
Russian: Уютное небо
Headquarters Khanty Mansiysk, Russia
Key people Andrei Martirosov, MD[1]
Igor Petrov, CFO

UTair Aviation (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания «ЮТэйр») (MCX: UTAR) is an airline with its head office at Khanty-Mansiysk Airport in Russia.[3] 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.


  • History 1
  • Members of the UTair Group 2
    • Passenger transportation 2.1
    • Freight air transportations 2.2
    • Helicopter operations 2.3
    • Pilot training 2.4
    • Sale of operations and services, representative offices 2.5
    • Aerotechnics repair and maintenance 2.6
    • Airport operations 2.7
    • Leasing, financial services 2.8
  • Destinations 3
    • Codeshare agreements 3.1
  • Fleet 4
    • Aircraft fleet 4.1
  • Accidents and incidents 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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 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.[4] In December, UTair officially placed an order for 24 of the jets to enter service in 2013.[5] During 2015 UTair plans to reduce own fleet up to 40% [6] Also in 2010, the airline named a Tu-154 aircraft after Boris Evdokimovich Sherbina, a Tyumen figure.[7]

In November 2014, UTair faced financial difficulties and was unable to make a bond payment.[8] In April 2015, UTair announced it was to severely cut down their fleet by 44 aircraft due to their ongoing financial struggle.[9] It also cancelled its order for 24 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.[10]

Members of the UTair Group

UTair Aviation has significant stakeholdings in the following companies:[11]

Passenger transportation


Freight air transportations

  • UTair Aviation (100%)
  • UTair-Cargo CJSC

Helicopter operations

  • UTair India Private Limited.[13]
  • UT Project Services Private LTD
  • Helicopteros del Sur
  • UTair Aviation
  • HeliExpress LLC
 South Africa
  • UTair South Africa (PTY) LTD
  • UTair Europe, s.r.o.

Pilot training

  • NP Personnel Training Center
  • NP Tyumen flight and technical civil aviation school

Sale of operations and services, representative offices

  • UTair Armenia
  • Carriage and Services Sales Center LLC
  • UTair - Irkutsk
  • UTair - Murmansk LLC
  • UTair - Samara
  • UTair - South
  • UTair - Ufa
  • West-Siberian Air Service Agency LLC
  • Ukrainian Handling Company LLC

Aerotechnics repair and maintenance


Airport operations


Leasing, financial services

  • UTair-Leasing LLC
  • UTair-Finance LLC


A UTair Aviation Boeing 737-500 departing Boryspil International Airport, Kiev (Ukraine), (2010)

Codeshare agreements

Utair Aviation has codeshare agreements with the following airlines (as of July 2014):


The UTair Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of June 2015):[1][14][15][16][17][18]

Aircraft fleet

A UTair Aviation ATR 42 landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. (2008)
A UTair Aviation Boeing 737-500 departs Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. (2009)
A UTair Aviation Tupolev Tu-134 landing at Kurumoch International Airport, Samara, Russia. (2009)
Sukhoi SuperJet 100 on display at 2014 Farnborough Air Show
Aircraft Active Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
ATR 72-500 15 0 0 70 70
Airbus A321-200 12 8 0 220 220 Will be back in service by December 2015.
Boeing 737–400 6 0 0 144 144[19] Ex-CSA, 1 stored at PRG
Boeing 737–500 32 0 8
28 equipped with winglets, ex United/Continental aircraft, All retired by 2016.
Boeing 737–800 13 27 12 147 159[20] 33 ordered at Paris Air Show 2011[21] All stored Aircraft to be brought back in service by December 2015.
Boeing 737–900ER 0 7 TBA 7 ordered at Paris Air Show 2011. Delivered from April 2016[21]
Boeing 767-200ER 3[22] 0[23] 25 145 170[24] Orders completed at MAKS 2011
To be operated on Moscow to Surgut and Vladivostok routes[24]
Two to be operated for Anex Tour, ex United/Continental aircraft
Boeing 777-200 0 10 TBA TBA TBA 10 777-200 Order announced in October 2015, delivered from 2016 included 5 Boeing 777-300 from Transaero.
Total 78 73

Included in the fleet figures above are aircraft operated by the UTair Aviation subsidiaries UTair Express and UTair Ukraine.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 2 July 2008, a UTair Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Yamal region, killing 9 and injuring 7 on board.[25]
  • 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.[27]
  • 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.[30]
  • 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 20 February 2007, p. 500
  2. ^ ICAO Doc 8585
  3. ^ "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"
  4. ^ "UTAir selects two Superjet variants to replace Tu-134s". Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  5. ^ UTair purchases 24 Sukhoi jets
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "UTair names plane after Boris Sherbina." UTair Aviation. 19 February 2010. Retrieved on 2 March 2010.
  8. ^ Doff, Natasha (20 November 2014). "UTair Misses Bond Payment in Russia Funding-Crunch Sign". Bloomberg. 
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Superjet Boost". Airliner World: 10. October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Members of the UTair Group". 
  12. ^
  13. ^ " UTair Helicopter services in India
  14. ^ "". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "UTair Aviation helicopter fleet list". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "UT Air airplane fleet officeial page". 27 April 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "fleet list for UTAir". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  18. ^
  19. ^ UTAir official seat charts
  20. ^ UTAir official seat charts
  21. ^ a b "UT orders 737NG at Paris". 22 June 2011. 
  22. ^
  23. ^ Aviaport digest
  24. ^ a b UTair to Start Boeing 767 Service; Plans Vladivostok Flight by Sep 2012
  25. ^ "Крушение Ми-8: Оставшиеся в живых получили сильные ожоги – Ми-8, крушение – Росбалт-Север". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  26. ^ "Recent accidents / incidents worldwide". JACDEC. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  27. ^ "UTAir grounds Mi2-6 fleet after December crash".  
  28. ^ "Siberian plane crash kills nearly all on board – reports". RT. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  29. ^ "Crash: UTAir AT72 near Tyumen on April 2nd 2012, lost height in initial climb". Aviation herald. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  30. ^ "UTair helicopter crashes in Russia's Far East, killing 4".  

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • (Russian) UTair Aviation official website
  • (English) UTair Aviation official website
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