Russian air transport operators Association: the presence of design-a manufacturing defect is not proved Boeing 737

MOSCOW, November 6. Sufficient grounds proving the existence of the design-a manufacturing defect in the steering system the height of the Boeing 737, no. 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.

“In order to conclude that the Boeing 737 has a design-production flaw that threatens the safety, you must stop all aircraft of this type, you need to have a good reason. The problem with the steering system height, which allegedly occurred a disaster in Kazan, and referenced by the interstate aviation Committee (IAC), one of the versions. Version is not proof of the dangers of Boeing 737. Representatives of Boeing, involved in the investigation of the crash in Kazan, claims to the status of the aircraft has not been established”, – he said.

In the Russian air transport operators Association have expressed concern over the fact that attempts are being made to bear such a serious issue for discussion in the media. “This is intolerable and unacceptable form of relationship by the relevant Executive bodies (the Interstate aviation Committee and Rosaviation – approx. ed.). Instead of finding a solution within the administration, a situation brought to the public,” says Tosun.

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.

Claims against Boeing 737

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 the ban on flights of a particular aircraft type can only be entered 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”.