Russia’s civil aviation authority has refrained from any action over the Boeing 737 Max 8, but has pointed out that the sole operator of the type previously enhanced crew training on specific characteristics of the twinjet.
Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia says it requested information from Boeing and the US FAA on maintaining “safe operation” with the type, as it “continues to analyse information” on the circumstances of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on 10 March.
Rosaviatsia highlights the FAA’s notification pointing out that – while there are similarities with the Lion Air Max 8 accident last year – there is not enough information to draw conclusions.
Two 737 Max 8s are in service in Russia, both with S7 Group affiliate Globus which took delivery of its first in October last year.
Globus has introduced additional technical briefings and simulator training on the type, says Rosaviatsia, and training has concentrated on the Max’s automatic stall-protection and other features.