MOSCOW, November 8. International aviation Committee (POPPY) has informed that the decision of aviaregistr MAC and the MAC statement on Boeing 737 had not responded. This was reported on the Agency’s website.
“Due to widespread media publications MAC informs that the decision of 4 November aviaregister of the POPPY as the authorized body in the field of type certification/validation and application the MAC from 6 November on the Boeing 737 did not respond,” – said in a press release.
Aviaregistr MAC also said that he expects a notice on the joint decision of the Federal air transport Agency and Service certification of type of aircraft of the USA (FAA) that operated in the Russian Federation the Boeing 737 safe.
However, the MAC expressed concern that “the head of the Federal air transport Agency for a long time (more than a year and a half) did not announce its position submitted to the Commission on the investigation of the crash of Boeing 737 in Kazan, the Russian airline operating the Boeing 737, and has not taken the necessary action prescribed in the Federal air transport Agency, as the authorized body in the field of civil aviation, the Air code of the Russian Federation”.
On 5 November it became known that the interstate aviation Committee (POPPY) 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 the US /FAA/ airworthiness of the aircraft.
The Federal air transport Agency on the same day stated that the IAC can not stop operation in 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.
Russian airlines operate aircraft, most of them registered overseas, including in Bermuda. The country on whose register the aircraft is, also issues the certificates and the documentation for their operation.
At the same time, the President of the Association of air transport operators (air transport operators Association), whose membership includes 19 of the leading airlines of Russia, Vladimir Tasun said that 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”.
According to open sources, at present in Russia there are almost 190 Boeing 737 aircraft of various modifications. 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.
Currently more 737-Boeing fleet of the airline UTair (50 copies). It is followed by Orenair (16 samples), S7 (Globus, 13 copies) and Aeroflot (12 copies).