Some Russian Planes Returned to Foreign Lessors

DALLAS – A few foreign aircraft lessors are happy these days as five Russian airlines have returned jets to them.

More than two dozen leased planes were sent back, according to a document seen by Reuters. The returns take place in spite of a Russian law that seized hundreds of leased planes in response to Western sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The sanctions prevented Russia from receiving planes, parts and maintenance. Leasing companies asked Russia to return the jets to them. But Russia declined, in part because doing so would have brought air transportation across the country to a read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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