Russian air transport operators Association: suspension of certificate the MAC may affect the operation of only six Boeing 737


MOSCOW, November 6. The suspension of the certificate the MAC may affect the operation of only six Boeing 737 in the fleet of the two airlines – “Aurora” (“daughter” of “Aeroflot”) and “Gazpromavia”. This was announced by the President of the Association of air transport operators (air transport operators Association), whose membership includes 19 of the leading airlines in Russia that provide over 80% of the volume of traffic in the country, Vladimir Tasun.

“About 200 of the Boeing 737s are in foreign registries, on them solution MAC on the recall of the certificate not affected. But there are six more aircraft of this type that are found in the Russian registry. We are talking about the four planes of the far Eastern airline “Aurora” and two planes of airline “Gazpromavia”. It is on these planes today, the decision will be taken at the meeting of the Federal air transport Agency with the participation of airline operators, representatives of MACK and Boeing. And here it is difficult to say today what decision the Federal air transport Agency. Because it is on the basis of the certificate, which is issued by a MAC, the Federal air transport Agency issues a certificate of airworthiness,” said he.

Claims against Boeing 737

On 5 November it became known that MAC has suspended the certificate of a Boeing 737 in Russia until receipt of a joint notice to the Federal air transport Agency and Service certification of type of aircraft of the USA (FAA) airworthiness of the aircraft. A corresponding letter from the POPPY heads of departments of the Russian Federation and the USA posted on the organization’s website. In a letter to MAC signed by the Chairman of Aviation register of the Vladimir Bespalov, States that the POPPY twice in 2015 received letters from the Russian aviation authorities about the urgent need to rework the steering system the height of a Boeing 737. The Federal air transport Agency for more than a year he was in correspondence with the relevant office of the United States. “We are not aware of making any joint decisions on the above urgent improvements as a result of this correspondence,” – said in the letter.

Aviation register of the MAC sent in the corresponding request FAA in October 2015, however in response, FAA USA received 27 October 2015, concluded that the Boeing-737, on account of the refusal of the security system of Elevator control, is in the state, ensuring their safe use.

Clarification of MAC should be that suspension of an issued type certificates for the Boeing 737 due to the results of investigation of accident of plane Boeing 737-500, which occurred on November 17, 2013 in Kazan airport. Then, at the request of the Committee, the leadership of the Federal air transport Agency has suggested that the probable cause of the accident is failure of the steering system height. However, the study conducted by MACK, confirmed the failure of this system.

The MAC noted that the Federal air transport Agency for a long time, claiming a serious weakness of the Boeing 737, had not informed the airline and the Supervisory authorities of the Russian Federation, more than 20 million passengers aircraft Boeing 737 for a long time been subjected to significant risks.

Meanwhile, in the Federal air transport Agency stated on November 5 that MAC can not stop the operation of the Boeing 737 Russian airlines. In Department believe that a ban on flying any type of aircraft can only enter on a specially authorized Federal body of Executive power that this decision was not made.

At today’s meeting the Federal air transport Agency will be discussed the prospects of further operation of the Boeing 737, which will be attended by the aviation authorities, airline operators, representatives of IAC and the American Corporation Boeing.

Connection MAC and Transaero

MAC, established in 1991, is the collective body of 11 States of the former USSR with the authority to regulate the use of airspace. The organization provides certification of aircraft and incident investigation in air transport. Heads the POPPY Tatyana Anodina. Her son Alexander Pleshakov and his wife Olga Pleshakova are co-owners of airline “Transaero”. Tatyana Anodina has long been owned by 3% percent stake in the airline.

Transaero has gained about 250 billion rubles of debt, in early September, was placed under operational control of “Aeroflot”. In the future, “Aeroflot” was going to buy 75% plus one action “Transaero”. But the deal due to the breakdown of the offer by shareholders “Transaero” did not take place. On 1 October the government decided on bankruptcy of the carrier. The company has stopped sale of tickets. The Federal air transport Agency on the results of the inspection of Transaero airlines, despite the desire of the co-owner Vladislav Fileva, S7 Group to buy a controlling stake in the company, decided to revoke the certificate of the operator “Transaero” since October 26. 56 international routes, the carrier agreed to transmit the group of “Aeroflot”. The airline “Transaero” was one of the largest Boeing 737 operators in the country. Of the 106 aircraft 48 aircraft were of this particular this type of different modifications.

About The Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is one of the most exploited types of aircraft to Russian airlines.

The largest operator of this aircraft type until recently was “Transaero”, in the Park of which there were 52 Boeing 737. However, at the end of October this airline went out of transportation after the cancellation of the Federal air transport Agency of its operator certificate.

Now all Boeing 737 airline UTair (50 copies). It is followed by Orenair (16 samples), S7 (Globus, 13 instances) and “Aeroflot” (12 copies).