Elf Air was renamed Grizobudovoy Aviation Company, who was a famous & highly decorated Hero of the Soviet Union, a female pilot in WW2.
Elf Air is a subsidiary of the Zhukovsky Research Institute, which by now seems to have been renamed into LIIPim. Grizubudovoy (Flight Research Institute named after Grizubudovoy).
The marketing department must have been real pleased with this name change !
The fleetlist in 2001:
|Ilyushin 18D||RA-75431||186009405||Combi, lst Primair|
|Ilyushin 18V||RA-75811||182004504||Combi, lst Primair|
|Ilyushin 18V||RA-75851||182005501||Combi, lsf LDF|