Media: the Board of Directors “Transaero” has appointed the General Director Valery Zaitsev

MOSCOW, October 23. The airline “Transaero”, since September was under the operational control of “Aeroflot”, can be replaced the CEO.

According to the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources familiar with the situation, the Board of Directors has already appointed to the post of Deputy flight Director of “Transaero” and the current pilot Valery Zaitsev.

According to sources, absentee meeting of the Board of Directors of the airline, the main theme of which was the election of a new Director General, took place the day before.

Until the beginning of September, this post was co-owner of the company Olga Pleshakova (now heads the Board of Directors), but then it was replaced by the native from “Aeroflot” Dmitry Saprykin. This decision was the first step approved by the Commission at first Vice-premiere Igor Shuvalov rehabilitation “Transaero airlines” (“Aeroflot” had to buy 75% plus 1 share of troubled carrier “the price is not more than 1 rubles”). But at the end of the month the deal fell through, shareholders are unable to collect the stake, as the creditors have agreed to debt restructuring “Transaero” in 250-260 billion rubles.

In “Aeroflot” the newspaper reported that while about personnel shifts in the company don’t know. In “Transaero” and the Ministry of transport requests are not answered.

Kommersant’s sources say that Zaitsev is the current pilot, and the candidacy of the head, “is able to provide safety”, insisted Vladislav Filev. “Since the former shareholders of spouses Pleshakova now can have a significant impact on the development of the situation must be brought to the leadership a person having a weight in the team,” – says one of interlocutors of the edition.

Rosaviatsia revoked the air operator certificate “Transaero” since October 26. However, a source in the industry says that this is not the end: “Already issued and signed the order on cancellation of operating certificate, but the stamp on the document should be placed on 26 October, and the situation can change”.