Maintenance and Repair Woes
In March, reports came out that Chinese companies had refused to supply Russian airlines with airplane parts due to fears of additional US penalties. Later, Russia said that it would expand its reliance on the Sukhoi Superjet airliner, which was developed domestically, and that it would begin producing parts in the country.
DALLAS – The Chinese Ambassador to Moscow, Zhang Hanhui, has stated that China is ready to supply Russian airlines with aircraft replacement parts.
Following the start of Russia’s military action in Ukraine in February, the EU and the US enacted a series of sanctions against the country, including forbidding the lease and sale of aircraft to Russia, as well as the export of commodities and parts for the aviation industry to Russia.
Boeing and Airbus ceased servicing Russian carriers’ jets, raising fears that the country’s entire fleet will be grounded within months.
Source:: “Airways Magazine”