Bill banning operations of old planes submitted to State Duma

A bill proposing to ban operations of jets over 20 years old has been submitted to the Russian State Duma.

"It would not allowed to use civilian aircraft, produced over 20 years ago, to carry out commercial flights," the bill, posted in the State Duma database on Wednesday, said.

Deputies of the United Russia party have proposed to introduce relevant amendments to the Russian air code.

The bill is expected to come into effect on January 1, 2017.

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