OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, is grounding airplanes because of a lack of pilots, Vedomosti reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Vitaly Savelyev.
The state-run carrier has already grounded eight airplanes and may have to take another four of five out of service by the end of the year, the Moscow-based newspaper reported today.
Aeroflot has to remove pilots from rotation once they’ve flown 800 hours within a 12 month period, Vedomosti said.
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