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Russia limits AOC validity of Azur Air until March 20 over safety issues
3 February 2018

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) limited the validity of Azur Air’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) until March 20, 2018 over safety issues.

The decision was made on the basis of an unscheduled audit of Azur Air.
In the course of the 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.
The airline has until March 20 to rectify all issues. Until that date, the Azur can continue to operate. If the issues have not been rectified by then, the airline’s AOC may be suspended, Rosaviatsiya said in a statement.

Azur Air was founded in 1992 as Katekavia and was rebranded Azur Air in 2014. The airline operates five Boeing 737-800, eight Boeing 757-200’s and seven Boeing 767-300’s on domestic and holiday flights.