MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. Suspension of Boeing-737 certificate by the Interstate Aviation Committee cannot serve as a cause of suspending operations of these aircraft in Russian airlines until the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency makes a relevant decision, adviser to the head of the Agency Sergey Izvolsky said on Friday.
"The IAC cannot stop operations of these aircraft by Russian air carriers by its decision to revoke the type certificate for Boeing-737 aircraft. Only an executive agency specifically authorized to that effect, the Federal Air Transport Agency, can decide whether to prohibit flights of a certain aircraft. The Federal Air Transport Agency has not made such a decision," Izvolsky said.
TASS reported earlier the Interstate Aviation Committee said in its letter it suspends the certificate for all Boeing-737 aircraft in Russia until receiving a joint notice of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration on the aircraft airworthiness.