Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Aeroflot, Other Russian Carriers Order Employees Not to Report Aircraft Problems

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 15 – Not only are the number of planes in service in Russia rapidly declining but those still flying on Russian routes are ever less safe, the result of orders issued by carriers to their employees not to report problems in the planes they observe but that Russian companies don’t have the parts to correct.

            As a result, employees tell an investigation by Project Media, those who get on Russian planes are taking a risk that their flight may involve aircraft that are at far greater risk of having an accident than they should be (proekt.media/narrative/rossiyskay-aviatsiya/ summarized at moscowtimes.ru/2023/05/15/letat-na-avos-strashno-aviakompanii-nachali-massovo-skrivat-tehnicheskie-problemi-samoletov-a42822).

            Were all these problems reported, the number of planes Russian carriers could put in the air would decline even more rapidly than it has since Vladimir Putin began his expanded invasion of Ukraine last year and leave the Russian Federation without a functioning air system in many places.

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