The MPs also propose to oblige the Russian airlines to obtain airworthiness certificates in the authorized body in the field of civil aviation of Russia.
MOSCOW, 5 Nov. Draft law obliging the Russian airline registering aircraft in the state register of civil aircrafts of the Russian Federation, submitted to the Duma, appears from the database of the lower house of Parliament.
Amendments prepared released from the party a just Russia MPs Oksana Dmitriyeva, Ivan Grachyov and Natalia Petukhova.
“It is proposed to oblige Russian aviation enterprise to carry out registration of civil aircraft, owners and/or operators to which they are parties, in the state register of civil aircrafts of the Russian Federation, and the certificate of airworthiness to carry out the authorized body in the field of civil aviation of the Russian Federation”, — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.
Deputies indicate that the Russian aviation industry has developed the practice of registration of civil passenger aircraft of foreign manufacture in a foreign jurisdiction and operating in Russia under temporary importation.
According to the authors of the initiative, now the vast majority of flights by Russian airlines are made on airplanes, “imported into the Russian Federation without payment of customs duties leased from offshore companies, control over technical condition which is not carried out by the civil aviation authorities of the Russian Federation”.
The explanatory Memorandum provides data of Federal air transport Agency, according to which on August 11, 2014, at the Russian airlines, performing commercial air transportation, in the operation, there were 1,337 thousand units of aircraft. Of these, 837 units of foreign production (578 units registered in the register of Bermuda, 142 units in the registry of the Russian Federation, 116 units — in the registry of Ireland, 1 unit — the registry in Switzerland); 500 units — domestic production (499 units registered in the register of the Russian Federation, 1 — in the registry of Belarus).
“Thus, 83% of the aircraft, and 80% of the flights registered in a foreign jurisdiction <…> the civil aviation authorities of the Russian Federation in control of the technical condition of aircraft engaged in only 17% of flights”, — the authors of the bill.