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Ukrainian authorities suspend YanAir’s AOC over safety issues
10 June 2019

Ukrainian authorities suspended YanAir’s Air Operator Certificate over safety issues on June 7, 2019.

The airline was involved in an incident in Moldova on April 19, 2019. YanAir operated a Boeing 737-400, UR-COX, on behalf of Air Moldova on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, to Chisinau, Moldova.

On approach the failed to follow ATC instructions, flying an erratic approach pattern. As a result, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova started an investigation and on 26 April 2019 notified the competent authority of Ukraine and forwarded to it the information collected to investigate the circumstances of the event.

The State Civil Aviation Administration of Ukraine then conducted a comprehensive inspection of YanAir. This revealed a number of remarks, some of which are critical, in the organization of the carrier’s activities, which could adversely affect the safety of flights. These findings led the authorities to suspend the airline’s AOC from 00:00 UTC 07 June 2019.

The operator’s certificate can be restored after the issues have been rectified by the company.