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Russia faces low training aircraft serviceability levels

16 September 2019

Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) jet training is facing low aircraft serviceability, with only 30% of L-39 trainers sent to repair plants for maintenance returning to their units on time, Izvestia reported on 4 September. The daily learned from Russian Ministry of Defence sources that the serviceability of more modern Yakovlev Yak-30 advanced jet trainers is slightly higher but still significantly below the required level.

This is seriously affecting the quality of cadet training and, according to Izvestia , recent measures ordered by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu will not solve the serviceability problems by March 2020 when flying training resumes.

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