Moscow, Russia | December 4, 2014– Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China’s largest bank and Transaero Airlines have signed a Partnership Agreement to attract funding for the company.

ICBC will provide a range of legal and marketing services aimed at attracting investments into Transaero Airlines. Thanks to its size and significance in the world economy, ICBC holds a unique position both on its domestic and international markets. The bank has significant competencies in various financial areas and solid experience in cross-border investing and financing.

The airline and ICBC have already been cooperating before the signing of the agreement. Transaero and ICBC Leasing signed a contract for six Airbus A321 aircraft, with the first of these aircraft due to join Transaero’s fleet in 2015.

Transaero Airlines launched its services in 1991 and today it is the second-largest carrier in the Russian Federation. In 2013, Transaero carried 12.5 million passengers. Transaero Airlines ranks among the top 35 airlines in the world and the top 10 in Europe in terms of passenger turnover.

Currently, Transaero operates a fleet of 103 aircraft including twenty Boeing 747s, fourteen Boeing 777s, eighteen 767s, forty six 737s, three Tupolev Tu-214 and two Tu-204-100C aircraft. Transaero has the largest widebody aircraft fleet in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. Transaero is the first airline to start operating Airbus A380, Boeing 747-8i, A320neo and A330neo aircraft in Russia.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China was set up on January 1, 1984. In 2006 the Bank was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange. Today ICBC is the largest bank in China in terms of capital and assets. The bank offers a wide range of financial products and services and operates in 40 countries on five continents. Its client base comprises 4,735 thousand of legal entities and 432 million individuals. In 2013, the Bank occupied the leading position in the ranking of Top 1000 world banks by the The Banker magazine. The ICBC’s Russian subsidiary has been operating in Moscow since 2007.

Plaisir, France | July 8, 2013– Zodiac Inflight Innovations (previously The IMS Company) continues to expand its global reach, adding International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Transaero Airlines and ECair to its list of customers that select RAVETM for an innovative and reliable IFE experience.

An increasing number of airlines have turned RAVETM for their In-Flight Entertainment needs because of its reliability and passenger-centric technology. Each seat is fully autonomous and removable display units are easy for crew members to replace at any time during a flight, eliminating long system resets and frustrated passengers. Benefits of RAVETM also include a lightweight design and low power requirements, as well as a turnaround time of only six months for an entire reconfiguration of the IFE system.

ILFC will have the RAVETM system installed on four A330’s with the first installation occurring this summer. Transaero will have the RAVE installed on nine of their B777-200 and B767-300 aircraft, and ECAir will have RAVETM installed on two of its B757 aircraft this summer.

Moscow, Russia & Irvine, CA | January 4, 2013– Transaero Airlines has created a unique seasonal user interface on its Fiber-To-The-Screen® (FTTS) Inflight Entertainment (IFE) System from Lumexis. The holiday themed modifications feature Ded Moroz, the fictional character also known as “Old Man Frost” who delivers presents to children on the Russian Orthodox Christmas, celebrated January 7th.

“Ded Moroz is seen boarding a Transaero 777-300 aircraft with his large red sack of presents, with the message ‘Season’s Greetings!’ throughout the Inflight Entertainment System Graphical User Interface (GUI)” explained Transaero Deputy Technical Director Sergey Popov. “He welcomes passengers as they board the aircraft, and appears over animated backgrounds at various times during the flight. This is another first for Transaero in bringing out a beautifully traditional, Russian-themed GUI solely for the Holiday period.”

“Seasonal GUI modifications are uncommon in legacy IFE systems, due to the lengthy development and testing cycles used,” added Lumexis CEO Doug Cline. “Other IFE systems require GUI modifications to be initiated months before they appear on an aircraft, and typically have high associated costs. However, the Lumexis FTTS IFE System has unprecedented capability to allow rapid prototyping, development and deployment of modifications. The Transaero Seasonal GUI was conceived, developed and deployed to aircraft in less than one week, at minimal cost to Transaero Airlines.”

– Transaero to Offer High-Bandwidth and Innovative In-flight Connectivity Services Aboard Narrow and Wide Body Aircraft With Row 44’s In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Ecosystem

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. and MOSCOW | May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Row 44, Inc., provider of the world’s leading In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Ecosystem, announced today that Transaero Airlines, Russia’s first private airline, will soon enable its passengers to enjoy broadband Internet access and innovative in-flight services aboard the company’s narrow-body and 767 fleets.

Transaero selected Row 44’s broadband entertainment platform to deliver a wide variety of in-flight services – ranging from true broadband Internet access to live television, e-commerce, video on demand, and bookable destination services. All services will be accessible through the passenger’s own Wi-Fi devices across the airline’s routes within and from Russia to North America, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

“This is an exceptionally exciting time for Transaero and for our customers,” said Alexander Krinichansky, First Deputy General Director and Executive Director. “We are most pleased to be able to deploy such innovative services for the enjoyment of our customers. Row 44’s services are a great complement to the superior-quality experience for which Transaero is well known.”

“We are honored that Transaero has selected Row 44 to deliver its customers a uniquely innovative in-flight broadband entertainment experience,” said Travis Christ, Row 44’s Chief Marketing & Sales Officer. “Row 44 always seeks to work with the most innovative airlines, and Transaero continues to demonstrate its leadership in innovation. We are pleased to support Transaero in creating an unparalleled broadband entertainment experience to its customers wherever they fly.”