But S7, the only airline of the Russian Federation with these aircraft, has already suspended their operation.
Russia will not impose a ban on flights of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft over its territory after the crash of this model’s liner in Ethiopia. This was announced by Interfax, citing a source in the air traffic control authorities.
No such orders have been received. It is not planned to close the airspace for aircraft of this type.Interfax source
On March 12, the European Union’s Aviation Security Agency suspended the flights of the Boeing 737 Max 8. Many other countries imposed similar bans, but, for example, the United States and Canada found no grounds for this. On the same day, S7 Airlines suspended the operation of these aircraft, and Rosaviatsiya sent a request to Boeing for recommendations on the safe operation of aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 crashed in Ethiopia on March 10 – all 157 people died on board. This is the second crash with the aircraft of this model: in 2018 after the crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8 in Indonesia, all 188 people died.