4-Nov-2010 12:37 PM

Aeroflot forced to ground aircraft due to lack of pilots

Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev stated the carrier is grounding aircraft due to a lack of pilots (Vedomosti, 03-Nov-2010). The carrier has already grounded eight aircraft and may have to take another four of five out of service by the end of the year according to reports. Aeroflot has to remove pilots from rotation once they have flown 800 hours within a 12-month period.