Concerning Bek Air airline appeal against illegal suspension the Air Operator Certificate and of the Certificates of Airworthiness

On February 3, 2020, Nur-Sultan Specialized Inter-District Economic Court judge - Beisenbek Aliev, issued the ruling to dismiss the case filed by Bek Air airline against Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan with the requirement to cancel the decision to suspend the Air Operator Certificate and the Certificates of Airworthiness. During the court trial, AAK experts provided to the court the interim results of airline unscheduled inspection, held after the flight accident occurred in Almaty.

"The interim unscheduled inspection report states significant violations of Air Space Management and Operation of Aviation Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan that pose a direct threat to the safety of the flights. The violations mentioned in the interim report are the basis for suspension of the Air Operator Certificate" - stated in the court ruling. AAK reported that the cause of suspension of the Air Operator Certificate was the air crush of Fokker-100. It was directly indicated in the radiogram directed to Bek Air JSC after the crash of the aircraft occurred on December 27, 2019. The decision was made in accordance with Air Space Management and Operation of Aviation Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which determines that the certificate becomes limited if significant violations of legislation is identified which pose a direct threat to safety of flights. After the air crash of Bek Air flight, Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan suspended the Air Operator Certificate and Certificates of Airworthiness. This decision was based on the fact that in the last three years the airline had two major incidents. In addition, based on the estimated number of Bek Air elapsed hours during this time, the frequency of serious security problems was significantly higher than the permissible safety level for passenger air carrier. As a result of suspension of the certificates, a thorough verification of Air Operator Certificate was initiated that resulted in identifying a number of violations. As previously reported by AAK.

In the process of the check the technical center of Bek Air was inspected that revealed significant Grade 1 violations. This was the basis for suspension of Maintenance and Repair Certificate until the corrective actions are taken. The results of AAK unscheduled inspection of Bek Air JSC will be sent to the airline no later than February 27, 2020. After receiving the letter, Bek Air will have 10 days to submit to AAK the corrective action plan for all violations. Should the violations remain unresolved within 6 months, Air Operator Certificate and Certificates of Airworthiness will be withdrawn.

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