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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

S7, Urals Called Safest

Urals Airline and S7 top the list of Russia’s safest airlines, according to a report released Friday by the Federal Air Transportation Agency.

Aeroflot comes in third, while budget airline Sky Express finished 19th and Transaero ranks 15th. All Russian airlines flying to Europe are inspected every year according to the European Civil Aviation Conference to ensure that safety protocols are being followed.

Checks are carried out at random throughout the country. Planes are checked for documentation, aircraft maintenance, necessary equipment and payload. The most dangerous airlines, according to the report, are Yak Service, Aerostar and Jet Air Group.

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