Cablegate: Faa Response to Russian Request for Assistance
DE RUEHC #6778 1722034
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 202034Z JUN 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY MOSCOW PRIORITY 2089
UNCLAS STATE 066778
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON RS
SUBJECT: FAA RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
1. This is an Action request -- see para 3.
2. The Federal Aviation Administration requests that Embassy
Moscow transmit the attached text to the appropriate Russian
authorities in response to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
diplomatic note No. 2307 in which the GOR requests USG
assistance collecting delinquent payments for commercial air
3. Begin text:
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its
compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian
Federation and has the honor to refer to Diplomatic Note No.
2307, dated May 26, 2008. As requested, the Embassy passed
the information contained in the subject Diplomatic Note to
the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA has
also spoken directly with the State ATM Corporation on this
issue. Although the FAA is not involved in commercial debt
collection, they have contacted the American users referenced
in the Diplomatic Note via letter, calling their attention to
the accumulated debt and asking them to contact the State ATM
Corporation as soon as possible. They have additionally
notified the users of the MFA statement that, until the issue
is resolved, additional requests for use of Russian
Federation airspace may not be accepted for consideration.
End text of diplomatic note.