MOSCOW, may 4 /TASS/. The Federal air transport Agency currently has revoked more than 400 testimonies of the pilots, said TASS, the Advisor to the head of Federal air transport Agency Sergei isvolsky. According to him, licenses were revoked only those pilots, who upon receipt of the certificates provided false information.
“The training of the pilots are outside the competence of ICAO (international civil aviation organization – approx. ed.). The actions of the Federal air transport Agency for the revocation of licenses of pilots legal and legitimate. Revoked licenses of those pilots who have provided false documents – for example, the certificate, and also overestimated the time of the RAID, in fact atletas less than that indicated in the documents. Such pilots should not operate a vehicle, aboard which there are hundreds of people. At the moment withdrawn more than 400 testimonies of pilots,” – said Izvolsky.
On may 4, the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to the available editions of the text sent to ICAO of the petition of the pilots and employees of the aviation industry reported that the Rosaviation cancelled certificates of hundreds of pilots enrolled in non-government aviation training centers (ATC), and about the thousands of certificates can be revoked in the near future. As it became known to the edition, pilots and workers in the industry are asking ICAO to verify the Federal air transport Agency in terms of training and issuance of flight certificates.
The document States that the Agency “often without explaining the reasons or different interpreting laws” revoked the certificates of hundreds of aviation professionals, obtained in accordance with the law. Thousands of pilot certificates can be revoked in the coming days. The ICAO, however, believe that these issues should be resolved at the local level, and the Federal air transport Agency explained the situation as “improving safety”.
The representative of Federal air transport Agency said that the courts, which have already been filed against the cancellation of pilot certificates, “confirmed the legitimacy and legality of actions.” According to the Agency, documents were falsified information about the RAID, forged medical certificate. The main violation associated with that approved program not included in the Annex to the ATC certificate or not mastered in full. The purpose of the inspections is to improve the quality of safety, assured the Federal air transport Agency, stressing that in the 2015-2016 increase in aviation accidents in General aviation, and in 2017 the situation is improving.