Russia’s airline regulator said it was suspending flying certificates for Boeing 737s in use in the country until it receives notification that the planes are safe to fly.
The statement by the country’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), dated 4 November, did not immediately ground flights. A spokesman for Rosaviatsia, Russia’s aviation watchdog, which is obliged to comply with IAC safety recommendations, said it had not been notified, so there was no order yet to suspend flights.
The IAC said the suspension would remain in effect until it received notification from Rosaviatsia and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about the safety of Boeing 737 control surfaces on the tail that help steer it. Read more