ST. PETERSBURG, October 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russia has expressed readiness to sign an agreement with EU member-states to unify the legislation on aircraft certification, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov told a news conference on the sidelines of the Russia-EU aviation forum on Wednesday.
At present, this problem takes too much time.
He noted that Russia has already been conducting talks on certification of its new Superjet-100 medium-range airliner in Europe for three years.
Moreover, certification of Airbus family aircraft acquired by Russia’s air carriers is also a time-taking process, Ivanov said.
“Without certification the interstate aviation committee cannot resolve some organizational and juridical issues,” he said.