Vitaliy Brakhnov

Deputy Director-General, Flight Operations

Vitaliy Brakhnov was born in the city of Sochi (Krasnodar region) on July 15, 1961.

Education

He graduated with honours from Sasovo Flight School (Ryazan’ region) in 1982. He also graduated from Kuban State University in 1989. He speaks English fluently.

Professional experience

1978–1980 

Worker in the film distribution agency, Krasnodar.

1980–1985 

First officer of Let L-410 Turbolet, first officer & helicopter plane Commander of Mi-8, Krasnodar united air group.

1985–1993 

Air squadron Deputy Commander, Sochi Airport.

1993–2000 

Air squadron Commander, Officer-in-Charge of Commercial Director, air squadron “Sochi Specavia”

2000–2002 

Flight Director of the Flight Department, CCA airlines.

2002–2008 

Head of the Flight Operations Organization Department, Deputy Director on the flying operations organization of the Flight Set Department, Gazpromavia Aviation Company Limited.

2008–2011 

Deputy Director of the Flight Set Department, Gazpromavia Aviation Company Limited.

Since June 2011 

Deputy Director-General, Flight Operations.

Awards and titles

  • Wing pin “Exemplary Air Operations Student”;
  • Award pin “Accident-free flight experience”;
  • Title of “Merited Pilot of the Russian Federation”.