SSJ-100 aircraft not used in Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development

Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes produced in Russia are not operated in Kazakhstan for flying on regular air routes, Roman Sklar, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, announced in his interview to journalists, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

“We have one Russian-made Super Business Plane (Sukhoi Superjet 100) operated by a private company. We do not have this type on regular passenger/commercial operation. Yesterday we heard about a terrible tragedy. On behalf of the Ministry, we sent a telegram of condolences to our colleagues, the Ministry of Transport of Russia,” Mr. Sklyar said after the Government meeting.

The Minister added that this air crash in Russia once again proves that in aviation it is necessary to strictly observe all the requirements of the regulations and safety – this is the main priority.

Mr. Sklyar also reported on how often airlines are checked for safety.

“There are regulations when it is necessary to check every aircraft. This check is carried out by the manufacturing plant, the air company itself and the civil aviation inspector. These standards are met, which was confirmed by the ICAO commission when it checked our airlines,” Mr. Sklyar added.

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