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Ikar Airlines LLC, operating as Pegas Fly,[3] is a Russian airline headquartered in Krasnoyarsk and based at Yemelyanovo International Airport but operates most flights from Zhukovsky International Airport.

Pegas Fly
Pegas Fly logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
EO KAR KRASJET
Founded15 June 1993 as Ikar[1]
HubsZhukovsky International Airport
Fleet size15
Destinations11
HeadquartersKrasnoyarsk
Key peopleAndrey Lengarov, CEO[2]
Websitepegasfly.ru

HistoryEdit

Initially the company, then operating under the Ikar brand, operated a fleet of Mil Mi-8 helicopters for aerial cargo operations mainly carrying bulky loads externally.[4] It was also responsible for patrolling forest fires in the Magadan locality of Russia.

In 2013 the airline began leasing several civil aircraft from Nordwind Airlines and started operating charter flights for Russian tour operator Pegas Touristik.

In 2015, the airline re branded to become Pegas Fly, although the brand was changed the airlines legal name was kept as Ikar Airlines.[3]

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

 
Pegas Fly Boeing 737-800.

The Pegas Fly fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of June 2019):[8]

Pegas Fly fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
P Y Total
Boeing 737-800 2 189 189
Boeing 737-900ER 2 1[9] 215 215
Boeing 767-300ER 5 12 278 290 4 leased from Nordwind Airlines
340 340
Embraer 190AR 3 110 110
Embraer 190LR 3[10] 110 110
Total 15 1

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 3 December 1995, a Mil Mi-8AMT (RA-25581) leased to Investkorp of Papua New Guinea - pilot error during very poor visibility led to a decrease in rotor speed up to 90 percent at an altitude of just 7 metres as the helicopter continued to descend, understandably at a greater rate. The helicopter crashed; the mechanic was seriously injured. Investigation revealed that the crew had received insufficient training and it was revealed that those involved were not previously certified to fly the Mil Mi-8AMT; their certificates had been signed in New Guinea under false pretence. It was also revealed that Ikar was only allowed to fly domestic routes and routes in the CIS, their activities in New Guinea had breached this order when they delivered RA-25518 and RA-27003 to New Guinea complete with their staff.[11]
  • On 11 July 2012, a Mil Mi-8 helicopter was considered 'lost' sparking a scare when connection with the helicopter had failed. Searches were conducted in a forest region in Magadan where the helicopter had been patrolling a forest fire situation. Connection was broken at 3pm (local time) that day with ten firefighters and four crew-members aboard. Another Mil Mi-8 and an Antonov An-26 were dispatched to locate the helicopter[12][13] which was found safely landed on the ground in the forest, apparently there were connection issues but the helicopter and crew were uninjured.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ООО "АВИАКОМПАНИЯ "ИКАР", г. Магадан". Querycom.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ ""АВИАКОМПАНИЯ ИКАР"". Pulset.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Pegas Fly (Ikar Airlines)". Centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Авиакомпания Икар (Магадан)". Ruwings.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "PegasFly - About us". Pegasfly.ru. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283927/pegas-fly-s19-moscow-guangzhou-service-changes/
  7. ^ "Поиск тура". Pegasys.pegast.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  8. ^ "pegasfly fleet". Pegasfly.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Russia's Pegas Fly to add 3 B737-900s in 2019". ch-aviation.com.
  10. ^ "Russia's Pegas Fly adds maiden EMB-190". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ ""Пропавший" Ми-8 выгружал пожарных и не мог выйти на связь". Vesti.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  13. ^ "В Магаданской области пропал вертолет с пожарными". Vesti.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Восстановлена связь с пропавшим на Колыме вертолетом Ми-8". Rg.ru. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ikar at Wikimedia Commons