Volga-Dnepr rejects court's order to seize planes saying its unlawful
RUSSIA-HEADQUARTERED airline group Volga-Dnepr has dismissed a Ukrainian court's order to seize five of its An-124-100 aircraft
RUSSIA-HEADQUARTERED airline group Volga-Dnepr has dismissed a Ukrainian court's order to seize five of its An-124-100 aircraft.
Volga-Dnepr told Air Cargo News of London that it deems that the order of the Podolsky District Court of Kiev related to a ban on the use and operation of five An-124-100 civil aircraft of Volga-Dnepr Airlines as unlawful.
'Volga-Dnepr Group believes that the court order is fundamentally unsubstantiated so are the chances to enforce it in the foreign jurisdictions,' the company said.
'Volga Dnepr Airlines is fully authorised by the Russian aviation authorities for international flights without any restrictions. It complies with all international regulations governing civil aviation.
'All necessary actions will be taken to object the said order as well as to draw public attention, together with the attention of the international governmental institutions, to the current situation.'
The move comes after Ukraine-based law firm Ilyashev & Partners claimed that the Podilskyi District Court of Kiev had ordered the arrest and prohibited the operation of the aircraft on the grounds that maintenance checks have not been completed by an authorised entity.
The law firm also stated that third parties (airports, aviation authorities) are prohibited from carrying out any actions aimed at landing/take-off (arrival/departure) of the aircraft.