Russia Suspends Airworthiness Certificate for Boeing 737s
Russian civil aviation authorities have suspended the airworthiness certificate for all Boeing 737 aircraft in Russia.
The Interstate Aviation Commission, which oversees civil aviation certification and use of airspace in many former Soviet Union countries, issued a letter that suspended the 737’s certificate until such time as it receives a “joint notice” from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration concerning the plane’s airworthiness.
The story was first reported by the government-owned Russian news agency Tass, which reported that Russian airlines are allowing their 737s to continue to operate “until receipt of an official instruction.”
Tass also said that the Federal Air Transport Agency is consulting with the FAA “concerning urgent improvements of Boeing-737 aircraft rudder control system.”
Almost 200 Boeing 737s are in service at Russian airlines at the present time.
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