Earlier, the media reported that it is not planned to close the airspace for aircraft of this type.
Rosaviatsiya banned flights of the Boeing 737 Max in the airspace of Russia. This was reported by TASS with reference to the head of department Alexander Neradko. In Rosaviatsii clarified that the ban will be valid until special instructions.
Rosaviatsiya via air communications sent a notice, it is called NOTAM, that flights of this modification are prohibited in the airspace of the Russian Federation.Alexander
NeradkoHead of Rosaviation
On March 13, the media reported that Russia would not impose a ban on flights of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft over its territory, but S7 is the only company in the fleet of which these aircraft have already suspended their operation.
On the same day, the ban on flights of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft over the territory of the United States was announced by Donald Trump. After his announcement, Boeing shares went down. Other countries, including the EU countries, Australia, Great Britain, Egypt and Thailand, also refused to use the Boeing 737 .
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.