Red Wings Airlines‘ (Moscow-Vnukovo) Air Operators Certificate (AOC) has been recertified and the carrier has relaunched operations.
The company issued this statement (translated from Russian):
Federal Air Transport Agency has renewed the certificate of the operator Red Wings to carry commercial passengers and freight. The airline since it was grounded, has added a new CEO. Red Wings has conducted a revision of its aircraft crew training, as well as to address the deficiencies and violations found during the unscheduled inspections at the beginning of this year. Together, the common set of measures taken has allowed Red Wings to provide proof of its readiness to continue its activities. In this regard, the Federal Air Transport Agency has positively reviewed the application of Red Wings for the resumption of its business and commercial passenger and freight traffic from June 17, 2013.
The airline has resumed operations with two Tupolev Tu-204s. Previously the Russian carrier was ground in February 2013 following the crash of flight 9268 with RA-64047 on December 29, 2012 in Moscow.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Tupolev Tu-204-100V RA-64043 (msn 1450743164043) prepares to land at the vacation destination of Antalya, Turkey.