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Russia To Withdraw 737 Operating Certificate



Admin Posted by nighthawk on 05 November 2015 - 17:57:20
260 posts, 155 aircraft seen at 18 airports. Local Airport: CAX

Russia is to withdraw the operating certificate for all 737's, both NG and Classic, over safety fears. They are demanding a fail-safe is added to the elevator control system.

Strange move!

Posted by bengleman on 05 November 2015 - 19:10:32
119 posts, 1247 aircraft seen at 11 airports. Local Airport: CLD

Sounds like protectionism to me. Is that to make way for customers for the MC-21? Probably. It's funny as heck to have Russia cite "safety concerns" and pull certification, given the state of what they allow in the air!

Admin Posted by nighthawk on 08 November 2015 - 19:56:51
260 posts, 155 aircraft seen at 18 airports. Local Airport: CAX

It's funny as heck to have Russia cite "safety concerns" and pull certification, given the state of what they allow in the air!

It certainly is ironic!

It seems they are only proposing to ban foreign registered 737's - they're requesting all airlines re-register them in Russia to continue operating them. Most of them are registered outside Russia to avoid having to pay import fees - which I believe can be upto 50% of the value of the aircraft.

Sounds like it's just a money making scheme to me.

Posted by Dougiehd on 10 November 2015 - 14:01:36
272 posts, 11821 aircraft seen at 135 airports. Local Airport: ALA

True that most of the international airlines - SU, UN, S7 - register their aircraft VP or VQ. But why pick on only the 737, not A320 series, or widebodies?

Admin Posted by nighthawk on 11 November 2015 - 11:03:03
260 posts, 155 aircraft seen at 18 airports. Local Airport: CAX

True that most of the international airlines - SU, UN, S7 - register their aircraft VP or VQ. But why pick on only the 737, not A320 series, or widebodies?

Easy target I guess. There was a crash 2 years ago involving the 737, blamed on a faulty elevator. Easy target to say the fix proposed by Boeing isn't sufficient.




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