Rosaviatsia has said there is no shortage of pilots in Russia


RIA Novosti

The Federal air transport Agency does not observe the shortage of pilots, told reporters the head of flight operations of the Federal air Maxim Kostylev.

“Today’s shortage of pilots, we do not observe,” said he.

Annually up to 700 aviation personnel, he said.

“Today, the Federal air transport Agency has identified and canceled together with the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General’s office 416 forged certificates of aviation personnel”, — said Kostylev.

He didn’t specify at what number of pilots can be revoked certificate.

In particular, falsified medical certificates to pilots plaque, he added.

Now in Russia is 11.6 thousand commercial pilots and 3 thousand private specialists are trained 66 training centers, said Kostylev.

Previously, “Kommersant” reported that in the near future the Rosaviation can cancel about 1 thousand of flight certificates, and the market risks losing quarters of pilots. For five years, canceled more than 400 testimonies, reported in Rosaviation.