Russia safer?

Victoria
By Victoria September 7, 2012 15:39

Russia safer?

You may recall the crash last year involving pilot with fake documents and an untrained co-pilot crashing a Yak-42 private jet, killing 44 of 45 NHL team members on board. Days after the crash, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, who was president at the time, ordered an overhaul of the country’s aviation system. President Vladimir Putin, who was prime minister at the time, ordered all Russian planes to be equipped with the latest technology.
Since last September, government has increased investigations and surprise inspections of airlines, and several small air carriers have been shut down. Guidelines dictating the minimum numbers of planes for commercial carriers have been established, and new bills and amendments to increase penalties for violations and increase the power of air-safety authorities have been created and are under review at the State Duma. This year, Russian airlines will need to comply with an International Aviation Transport Association safety audit. This is likely to lead to further fines the Russian transport Minister thinks, this time “some fines could be large if standards are not met”….beware.

Victoria
By Victoria September 7, 2012 15:39
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