Azur Air, according to Tass, may be forced to shut down on March 21, 2018 if it cannot correct open safety violations by Russian regulator Rosaviatsiya. The airline expects to resolve all issues before this deadline.
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Azur issued this statement (Translated from Russian):
In connection with Rosaviatsiya’s announcement that the airline has limited use of its operator’s certificate (AOC) until March 20, AZUR air informs that it does not see any difficulties in eliminating the inconsistencies and shortcomings revealed by the regulator as a result of the air carrier’s activity verification.
The airline also informs that in the shortest time, an application will be prepared and submitted to Rosaviatsiya for the removal of the limitations of the validity period of the operator’s certificate with the attachment of all necessary documents evidencing the elimination of comments.
AZUR air air company continues its operational activity and performs commercial air transportation in full.
To date, the company is a stable company in terms of financial and economic status, the leader in punctual performance of charter flights, the leading charter carrier of the country.
Copyright Photo (all other photos by Azur Air): Azur Air Boeing 757-28A VP-BLV (msn 30043) (The Land of Legends) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 939812.
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