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  • Russia suspends airworthiness of 737s

    Apparently the Russian Aviation Committee has suspended airworthiness certification of 737s citing defiencies in the elevator system, and that responses from the FAA have not removed doubts on safe operation.

    The MAK further elaborates that for more than a year the MAK was working with the US Authorities already to review and address issues in the elevator system, however, the MAK did not become aware of any modifications having been done during that time.

    Therefore, as the safe operation of Boeing 737 family aircraft can not be ensured, the operation of all Boeing 737 family aircraft has been suspended in the territory of the Russian Federation. The Civil Aviation Authorities of Ireland and Bermuda, many aircraft operated in Russia being registered by these authorities, have been informed about that suspension of airworthiness certification too.
    Apparently though they don't have authority to ban Russian airlines from flying 737s

    Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=48ee3567&opt=0

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    Russia needs a mirror.

    --- Judge what is said by the merits of what is said, not by the credentials of who said it. ---
    --- Defend what you say with arguments, not by imposing your credentials ---

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    • #3
      http://avherald.com/h?article=48ee3567&opt=0
      (Editorial note: A Russian citizen amongst our readers summarized this press release as follows: "despite the full and thorough examination of the elevator control systems on B737 during the course of the VQ-BBN investigation, and the fact that all the parties (including Rosaviatsia) accepted and signed the final report without any objections or comments, Rosaviatsia suddenly recalled its signature and reinstated its position that the accident was caused by design defects of B737. FAA didn't alleviate these "concerns" to the satisfaction of Rosaviatsia, Rosaviatsia didn't do anything on its part either, leaving the whole situation hanging, so MAK got fed up and pissed off and pulled the formal card of revoking the type certificate to spite Rosaviatsia, I would guess). That also explains why the VQ-BBN report isn't published yet.")
      Only in Russia...

      --- Judge what is said by the merits of what is said, not by the credentials of who said it. ---
      --- Defend what you say with arguments, not by imposing your credentials ---

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sjwk View Post
        Apparently the Russian Aviation Committee has suspended airworthiness certification of 737s citing defiencies in the elevator system, and that responses from the FAA have not removed doubts on safe operation.



        Apparently though they don't have authority to ban Russian airlines from flying 737s
        There is a famous German man who said the words:
        "Jeder gegen jeden, Hauptsache es knallt."
        In English (not word by word):
        "Is everyone in a fight? And only because we like the noise?!"

        To stay politely, I don't like that attitude.

        Peace theoretically is a solution. But not everyone is able to achieve that.

        Do we come back to the cold 1980's,
        the East vs the West
        ?

        I don't like that!
        That's what airlines are good for, amongst others,
        The Gold Member in the 747 club, 50 years since the first LH 747.
        And constantly advanced, 744 and 748 /w upper and lower EICAS.
        Aviation enthusiast, since more than 35 years with home airport EDDL.

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