The US Department of Commerce will prohibit the maintenance of another 25 aircraft used in Russia
25 Airbuses of Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines, Red Wings, Yamal, North Wind and iFly were affected by the restrictions. In total, almost 200 aircraft of Russian companies and individuals are under the sanctions of the US Department of Commerce image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
The US Department of Commerce will list 25 more Airbus aircraft operated by Russian airlines as potential export control violators. This was reported by the ministry to Reuters.
We are talking about A320, A321 and A330 aircraft, the operators of which, according to the agency, are Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines, Red Wings, Yamal, North Wind and iFly. RBC sent a request to these companies.
The ministry justified its decision by violating export restrictions imposed on Russia.
Since the end of February, the US Department of Commerce has already expanded several times sanctions list of Russian aircraft, which are prohibited from service abroad under export control. The last time the list included 73 commercial and private aircraft, before that— 100 more.
The US and the EU closed the skies for Russian aircraft, imposed restrictions on the export of aviation products to Russia, and demanded that all leased aircraft be returned to lessors.
By March 23, Western companies demanded the return of more than 500 aircraft worth $20 billion By the end of March, 78 aircraft were under arrest in other countries.
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In response, the Federal Air Transport Agency recommended that Russian airlines not operate flights abroad on foreign leased aircraft, and Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to transfer foreign-leased aircraft to the Russian register. By June 15, more than 600 aircraft had been added to it.
In early July, the President's special envoy, Sergei Ivanov, said that Russia's stocks of aviation equipment would last for three to four years.
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