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    As Kommersant found out, employees of airlines and airports began to massively receive subpoenas to the military registration and enlistment offices. Their employers are actively working on compiling booking lists, and some have already sent them. But Kommersant‘s sources say that the procedure is unclear and the companies’ lawyers have no idea where it is more expedient to transfer the lists: to the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Transport or local authorities. Most interlocutors emphasize that exemption from conscription is critical not only for pilots and dispatchers, but also for technical, commercial and IT specialists, since flights without them can simply stop.

    As it became known to Kommersant ”, employees of at least five Russian airlines, including the Aeroflot group, and more than ten airports received subpoenas to the military registration and enlistment office within a day after the announcement of partial mobilization in the Russian Federation on September 21.

    As told in the industry , most pilots in airlines are reserve officers who have been trained at military departments of flight schools, or privates who have completed military service (see also Kommersant of September 21). Sources at the three companies estimate that 50-80% of employees can potentially mobilize. A source close to the Aeroflot group estimates the number of “potential recruits” in all three carriers (including Rossiya and Pobeda) to be more than half the state. Aeroflot has set up working groups to draw up booking lists for a number of specialties.

    Aeroflot, S7, UTair, Ural Airlines, Red Wings and other carriers refrained from official comments. The Ministry of Transport and the Federal Air Transport Agency did not answer “Kommersant”. Rossiya Airlines said that “the process of planning the cabin and flight crews of the airline is carried out as usual,” and denied the information that appeared the day before that flight attendants were no longer assigned to international flights due to fears that they would be detained at the border and sent

    Now at least five airlines surveyed by Kommersant are studying the procedure for generating a request for a reservation for employees necessary to ensure a continuous production cycle. These lists must be approved by the military registration and enlistment office in the relevant region, says one of Kommersant‘s interlocutors. But so far, airline lawyers cannot give an unambiguous answer where to send the lists: to the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Defense or the regional authorities. In addition, since the companies employ employees from different regions, it is not clear which military registration and enlistment office to report information to.

    Nevertheless, two airlines have already compiled and sent lists: in one case to the local administration, in the other – to the regional Ministry of Transport. The first carrier included pilots and engineers in the list, the second also included IT specialists. Other companies are still compiling lists of those potentially subject to conscription and regulations for those who have received the summons.

    The greatest concern, according to top managers interviewed by Kommersant, is the possible mobilization of not only crews, but also technical specialists, IT-specialists and employees of commercial divisions. According to Kommersant‘s interlocutors, their staffing is much smaller, and the possible departure of even a few people will seriously complicate or even paralyze the work. Some carriers have already experienced difficulties in finding personnel after the outflow of IT specialists in early spring and fear a shortage amid the transition to domestic booking systems: “Aviation engineers and IT specialists are very specific specialties, there are few of them, and each is worth its weight in gold since the start of sanctions “. In addition, many Kommersant‘s interlocutors emphasize the need to extend the reservation to key administrative personnel, such as flight directors.

    According to the vast majority of Kommersant‘s interlocutors, the most logical and expected way out of the current confusion for them would have been a centralized request from the Ministry of Transport to the Ministry of Defense with a proposal to include civil aviation in the list of industries that are granted a deferment from the call for mobilization. Now only the military-industrial complex falls under the exception.

    Lists of employees with draft reservations already exist at Russian airports, since they are continuous cycle enterprises, a source in one of the specialized holdings told Kommersant. But these lists, according to him, traditionally contained a rather narrow list of specialists. Work to expand the “quantity and official composition” of the lists began jointly with the Ministry of Transport long before the special operation, but was not completed. As a result, airport employees across the country receive subpoenas, a Kommersant source says, even those who had a reservation. This, Kommersant‘s interlocutor emphasizes, speaks of “a serious inconsistency in the work of military registration and enlistment offices”, giving rise to people’s fears of receiving a summons “contrary to the established procedure.” “book”, adds the interlocutor “Kommersant”. Mobilization departments operate at all airports, says a source in another holding, who are responsible for registering those liable for military service and updating the data. GK on ATM) in branches from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Magadan and Irkutsk. The chairman of the trade union, Sergei Kovalev, told Kommersant that on September 23, 15 people should go to the recruiting station in Khabarovsk. The organization sent a letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a request to grant key employees of the ATM Civil Code the right to deferment from mobilization.

    ATM from participating in military training, “but this year the lists were not submitted for everyone.”

    if the airlines do not have time to quickly get the amount of armor they need.

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