The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) allowed Azur Air to continue operations after it rectified safety shortcomings.
In the course of an inspection conducted by Rosaviatsiya in December 2017, the air carrier’s activity revealed inconsistencies and shortcomings concerning the maintenance of airworthiness of aircraft and the organization of flight operations. On February the authority decided to limit the validity of the airline’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to March 20, 2018.
Rosaviatsiya conducted an inspection on 14-15 March and concluded that the safety issues had been resolved. Additionally, shareholders of Azur Air relieved the General Director of his post and newly appointed a Deputy Director General, a Head of Flight Safety and a Technical Director. And the airline made a principled decision to transfer the aircraft fleet from the Bermuda aircraft register, to the State Register of Civil Aircraft of the Russian Federation.
Filed under: Oversight, Safety violations by Harro Ranter
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