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    Russia’s aviation authority, Rosaviatsia, has sent Egyptian aviation authorities its recommendations on air safety but additional time will be needed for them to be realized, Rosaviatisya said in a statement Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia’s aviation authority, Rosaviatsia, has sent Egyptian aviation authorities its recommendations on air safety but additional time will be needed for them to be realized, Rosaviatisia said in a statement Wednesday.

    Russian aviation authorities earlier inspected measures taken by Egypt in its airports in order to improve the country’s air safety level.

    "After our work, the Russian side formulated and sent additional recommendations to the Egyptian aviation authorities on measures for aviation safety. According to information from the Egyptian side, the realization of these recommendations will need additional resources and time," Rosaviatsia said.

    Both countries’ aviation authorities share the same understanding of the need for additional measures to raise the security level of the Egyptian airports and agreed to continue cooperation in this area, the statement noted.

    On October 31, 2015, the Russia-operated Airbus A321 crashed en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All 224 people on board the plane were killed. The crash has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history. The Islamic State terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia, claimed responsibility for the crash.

    Several days after the catastrophe, Moscow suspended all passenger flights to and from Egypt to ensure the Russian passengers’ safety.

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