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Russia notes rise in drone incidents
27 June 2017

Russia notes rise in drone incidents

27 June 2017

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, notes an increase in the number of illegal drone airpace infringements.

Russian ramp checks find 225 safety issues

31 January 2012

The Russian Department of State oversight of civil aviation, Gosavianadzor conducted a total of 185 “ramp checks”  of civil aircraft of the Russian Federation during the month of December 2011. The results of checks on 93 aircraft revealed 225 comments. The following aircraft were temporarily grounded until the issues were resolved: Barkol Mil Mi-8T helicopter RA-25600; Polar […]

Russian ramp checks find 24 serious safety issues

21 October 2011

The Russian Department of State oversight of civil aviation, Gosavianadzor conducted a total of 279 “ramp checks”  of civil aircraft of the Russian Federation during the month of September 2011. The results of checks on 150 aircraft revealed 311 comments, including 24 observations that affected flight safety (Category 3). The following aircraft were temporarily grounded until […]

Russian Tu-134 accident caused by poor decision making in below-minima weather conditions

19 September 2011

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) published the final report of their investigation into the fatal accident involving a Tupolev 134 jetliner at Petrozavodsk, Russia, blaming poor decision making in below-minima weather conditions. On June 20, 2011 a Tu-134 operated by RusAir on behalf of RusLine, crashed on final approach to Petrozavodsk Airport (PES). The Tupolev struck trees and crash-landed […]

Russia grounds several Yak-42 planes for safety reasons

11 September 2011

Russian aviation regulator Rostransnadzor has suspended the operations of several Yakovlev 42 aircraft following the fatal accident involving such an aircraft on September 7 near Yaroslavl, Russia. Rostransnadzor reported that by September 9, six Yak-42 aircraft had been checked. These checks resulted on the grounding of three planes, operated by Grozny Avia, Gazpromavia, and KrasAvia. On […]

Russia suspends IrAero Antonov 24 operations

19 August 2011

Russia’s transport safety regulator Rostransnadzor suspended all operations of Antonov 24 aircraft of IrAero. An Antonov 24 of IrAero was involved in an runway excursion accindent at Blagoveshchensk Airport (BQS), Russia on August 8, 2011. An inspection of the airline by Rostransnadzor revealed several safety deficiencies, prompting a suspension of all operations of AN-24 aircraft of the […]

Russia grounds Antonov 12

10 August 2011

Russia’s transport safety regulator has grounded Antonov 12 aircraft after a plane crash that killed 11 passengers near Magadan, Russia on August 9, 2011. Rostransnadzor said in a statement that it decided to suspend flight operations on all  An-12 aircraft operated by airlines in the Russian Federation, until the airlines  take priority measures to lower the […]

Accident airlines Hewa Bora and Rusair grounded by authorities

15 July 2011

Two airlines involved in recent fatal accidents were grounded by authorities.  Media in D.R.Congo reported that the Congolese government has suspended, Wednesday, July 13, the air operating license (AOC) of Hewa Bora Airways, pending the outcome of the investigation launched into the crash of a Boeing 727 on July 8 at Kisangani. A spokesman for […]

Russia threatens to ground Tupolev 154M

17 March 2011

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency is considering to ground all Tupolev 154M aircraft by July 2011 if certain modifications are not made. The Agency reported 10 cases of power supply failure of, seven of which were due to battery overheating. Cases of fuel system malfunction were also noted. The manufacturer should issue mandatory changes to […]

Temporary ban on Tupolev 154B flights in Russia following accident

2 January 2011

The Russian Federal Transport Oversight Agency, Rostransnadzor, proposed a temporary suspension of all Tupolev 154B flights in Russia. The decision was taken one day after a fatal accident in Surgut in which three passengers were killed. A fire erupted in Tupolev 154B shortly after startup before a regular passenger flight to Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Rostransnadzor states that it conducted “a […]