February 21, 2024

Aviation

Information related to aviation in and around the DPRK

Air Koryo shuttling North Koreans from Vladivostok on twice weekly flights

Air Koryo shuttling North Koreans from Vladivostok on twice weekly flights

Expert says Russian city may be ‘collection point’ for returning citizens as large numbers reportedly spotted at airport

Air Koryo shuttling North Koreans from Vladivostok on twice weekly flights
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 11, 2023
ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea

ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea

Photos show three helicopters where flights were previously banned, underscoring increased military activity near border

ROK choppers spotted near DMZ after collapse of military deal with North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 6, 2023
North Korea to hype domestic tourism to Russians at Moscow expo, minister says

North Korea to hype domestic tourism to Russians at Moscow expo, minister says

Russian official says Moscow also seeks DPRK tourists, a possible bid to boost influx of sanctioned laborers

North Korea to hype domestic tourism to Russians at Moscow expo, minister says
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 4, 2023
Kim Jong Un inspects jet fighters, reviews South Korea attack plans

Kim Jong Un inspects jet fighters, reviews South Korea attack plans

North Korean leader visits air force headquarters and key airbase on Aviation Day holiday

Kim Jong Un inspects jet fighters, reviews South Korea attack plans
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 1, 2023
Why Russian airlines may be eyeing routes to North Korea amid burgeoning ties

Why Russian airlines may be eyeing routes to North Korea amid burgeoning ties

Experts say tourism and desire to transport DPRK laborers are likely behind proposal but question its feasibility

Why Russian airlines may be eyeing routes to North Korea amid burgeoning ties
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 29, 2023
Russian VIP military jetliner flies to North Korea hours after satellite launch

Russian VIP military jetliner flies to North Korea hours after satellite launch

Flight by plane that has visited DPRK multiple times comes amid concerns about space cooperation between two countries

Russian VIP military jetliner flies to North Korea hours after satellite launch
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 22, 2023
No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal
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No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal

Evidence yet to emerge DPRK is producing or deploying UAVs, a sign the aircraft used in flyovers were prototypes

No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 20, 2023
Russia, North Korea discuss exploration of gold and rare earth metals: Moscow

Russia, North Korea discuss exploration of gold and rare earth metals: Moscow

Two sides also reportedly held talks on food trade and other cooperation, as Russian delegation departs Pyongyang

Russia, North Korea discuss exploration of gold and rare earth metals: Moscow
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin November 17, 2023
Pyongyang airport expands plane parking amid claims Air Koryo seeks new aircraft
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Pyongyang airport expands plane parking amid claims Air Koryo seeks new aircraft

Satellite imagery shows new parking apron at North Korea’s main airport, after country resumed international flights

Pyongyang airport expands plane parking amid claims Air Koryo seeks new aircraft
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 3, 2023
North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents

North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents

Delivery to DPRK would likely be sanctions violation, though expert says low cost suggests it was civilian aircraft

North Korean buyer purchased helicopter from Russia in 2019: US court documents
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 2, 2023
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