The State Aviation Service of Ukraine has removed seven Embraer-145 aircraft owned by Goiania Comercio (Portugal) and operated by the Dniproavia airline company (Dnepropetrovsk) from the Ukrainian state register of civil aircraft, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports.

The State Aviation Service’s order No. 7 of January 10, 2014, removed the aircraft with the registration numbers UR-DNQ (manufactured in 2000), UR-DNK (1997), UR-DNI (2000), UR-DNL (1998), UR-DNE (2000), UR-DNS (2002), and UR-DNW (2000) from the register.

According to the text of this order, the aircraft were removed from the state register because certificates of airworthiness have not been issued for them for 24 months.

In addition, an AN-24RV aircraft with the registration number UR-46464, which is owned by Link Union Management (Britain) and operated by the Urga airline company (Kirovograd), and the MD-82 aircraft with the registration number UR-CBN, which is owned by Mobco Limited (Cyprus) and operated by the Khors airline company, were removed from the state register.

As reported, the State Aviation Service plans to inspect Dniproavia for compliance with the terms of its operating license in October 2014.

Dniproavia, which includes the Dnepropetrovsk airport, operates scheduled and charter flights to Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS.

The airline company earlier joined the Ukrainian Aviation Group alliance, which is linked with the Privat group (Dnepropetrovsk) and includes the airline companies AeroSvit (Kiev) and Donbasaero (Donetsk), but announced its withdrawal from the alliance in August 2013.

According to the State Register of Civil Aircraft, Dniproavia was operating 20 Embraer-145 aircraft as of January 8, 2014.