S7 Airlines — General Sponsor of the Russian Aerobatic Gliding Team
S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, has now become a general sponsor of the Russian Aerobatic Gliding Team.
The glider going by the name of Swift S-1, which the Russian team is to fly during the competition event, has been painted in the S7 Airlines livery colours. Today the Czech city of Zbraslavice is hosting the opening of the world tournament, with the Russian team as a participant. You will also be able to see the Swift S-1 Glider wearing the S7 Airlines colours during the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2015 in Moscow.
“We are happy to support the Russian team. Gliding is a sport, which is becoming popular nowadays and is notable for being spectacular, yet very complex in performance. In this sport flawless piloting skills are of crucial importance”, Vladimir Obyedkov, Director General of S7 Airlines, noted.
“The financial support of the general sponsor made it possible for us to bring our full team to the competition, which gives us a chance to win a medal within the team event”, Sergey Ryabchinsky, President of the Russian Glider Sport Federation, noted.
The National Team is composed of Georgy Kaminsky — three-time World Champion, Vladimir Ilyinsky — World Champion, and Valery Korchagin. The pilots will be led by Honoured Trainer of Russia, Repeated Champion in Air Piloting, Nikolay Nikityuk.
Glider piloting is a relatively new discipline among other aviation sports and has only existed for about three decades. Russian pilots have been able to achieve high results in this discipline and regularly become champions in the most challenging class - Unlimited1.
S7 Airlines (a brand of Siberia Airlines, www.s7.ru) is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance.
The airline has the widest internal route network in Russia, created on the basis of air transport hubs at Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also performs regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, the Near East, South Asia and countries of the Asia Pacific region.
In 2007 the company received an official IATA Notice of Record into the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), becoming the second air carrier in Russia to have successfully passed the full international audit procedure for compliance with these operational safety standards.
S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airline companies in Russia thanks to the use of the latest advances in the international passenger services field, and active development of its own services.
S7 Airlines currently owns one of the newest and most modern aircraft fleets on the Russian air transportation market.S7 Airlines was the winner of the Wings of Russia 2010 Award in the 'Business Project in Civil Aviation of Russia' category. S7 Airlines has also been winner of the annual People's Brand/Brand No. 1 in Russia award.
S7 Airlines is a multiple winner of the Cannes Lions advertising festival awards for implemented projects, and My Planet national awards for discoveries in travel sphere.
The airline is part of the S7 Group. In 2014 the group member airlines carried more than 10.066 million passengers.
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