S7 Group has become an aerospace holding company


S7 Space Transportation Systems, LLC, part of S7 Group holding company, received a license to carry out space activities in the Russian Federation.

The license gives the company the right to participate in international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. Obtaining a license, in particular, allows S7 STS, LLC to engage in the analytical integration of activities, supporting the spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with a Zenit-M space rocket system.

For this year, the launch of the Zenit carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is already scheduled, with S7 STS providing the analytical integration of the launch campaign and carrying out a number of other activities, including the organization of interaction of the enterprises of international cooperation in the preparation and implementation of the launch.

In 2016, S7 Group announced the signing of a contract with a group of companies Sea Launch, providing for the purchase of the Sea Launch asset complex. The subject of the deal are the Sea Launch Commander ship, Odyssey platform mounted with rocket equipment, ground equipment in the base port of Long Beach (USA), and intellectual property rights owned by Sea Launch Company, including the trademark. The company’s plan is to carry out up to 70 commercial launches during 15 years.

In addition, it has signed a cooperation agreement with RSC Energia, aimed at the resumption of operation of the Sea Launch complex

S7 Group is the largest private air and space holding company in Russia, which unites companies operating in the field of air transportation, maintenance, as well as in the use of outer space. In particular, S7 Airlines airline is the part of the holding. S7 Airlines air fleet, consisting of 65 aircrafts (44 Airbuses and 21 Boeings), is one of the youngest and most modern in the Russian airline market.

The airline has an extensive route network, built on the basis of air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to 145 destinations in 27 countries, including CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asian-Pacific region.

In 2010, S7 Airlines became a member of the oneworld global airline alliance, joining 14 largest airlines based on every continent. Together the alliance airlines operate flights to more than 1,000 destinations in 150 countries.

At the end of 2016, S7 Airlines carried more than 13.1 million passengers.

S7 Group’s shareholders also own S7 Engineering, the largest aircraft maintenance holding in Russia and the CIS.