Perhaps one of the most pressing issues. While citizens are at a loss from the latest catastrophic accidents at air transport and at airports, and decide whether to change the speed of air travel to the relative safety of traveling by rail and buy train tickets, the government takes measures at its own level.
A series of air crashes in the airspace of Russia pushed officials to partially cancel duties on the import of aircraft. And this is just one of the measures to improve the safety of air transportation, which was proposed by the Ministry of Transport. The list of such measures was available to Vedomosti. Vice Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov is leading the preparation of the program in order to improve the safety of air travel. Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov instructed Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov to oversee the work of the Ministry of Transport on the development of this program. In turn, Igor Levitin, the Minister of Transport, vouched for his department, saying that it would make proposals to the government regarding the improvement of flight safety.
One of the officials of the Ministry of Transport told Vedomosti that the government instructed to prepare this document a few days after the disaster in Irkutsk, on July 13. Expressing his opinion, the Ministry of Transport proposes first of all to take care of the aviators. Igor Levitin, expressing his opinion at a government meeting, said that all the troubles primarily arise because of the lack of new, modern aircraft.
Poor training of pilots and insufficiently tight control over flight safety is also a cause of low air traffic safety. Employees of his department proposed to build additional runways at the 12 largest airports in Russia, including Sheremetyevo (state-owned), Domodedovo (owned by East Line), Vnukovo (Moscow City Hall), Pulkovo "(state), Krasnodar RAINKO (Oleg Deripaska) and Yekaterinburg (" Renova "). Another 10 airports, including Omsk and Irkutsk, the Ministry of Transport proposes to take out of the city. About twenty-five to thirty billion rubles must be invested in infrastructure annually, the official said.
It is not clear to the end whether Igor Levitin’s ideas regarding the abolition of fees will be supported. Mikhail Fradkov stressed that this issue cannot be solved only through the purchase of foreign aircraft. "Interfax" reports that Sergei Ivanov advised to pay more attention to the certification of aircraft parts and meteorological support. An employee of the Ministry of Defense says that most of the proposals of the Ministry of Transport will be supported by Deputy Prime Minister Ivanov.
In the meantime, travelers in the expectations and assumptions, but many have already decided that they would give up the summer vacation requiring an air flight, and take a vacation in Russia by buying train tickets to Alexandrov and other small Russian cities with an interesting history or traveling to the sea by train and car. .