Air Kyrgyzstan (QH, Bishkek) has suspended operations after its only active aircraft, B737-500 EX-37501 (msn 26419), suffered a bird strike and has not flown since October 26 according to ch-aviation analysis of FlightRadar24 ADS-B data.

In an interview with Russia's Sputnik, airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zholdoshbek Bekturganov said the state-owned airline was currently looking for a replacement for one of the aircraft's CFM International CFM56-3B1 powerplants that sustained damage following the incident. It is currently grounded at Osh Int'l pending repairs, he added.

“We plan to return the plane to service in December 2017, but we can not say now how long will it take to repair the engine," the CEO said. "Experts will determine this, based on the complexity of the repair."