China refuses to supply aircraft parts to Russia

Valery Kudinov, head of Rosaviatsia’s aircraft airworthiness department, said China had rejected Russia’s request to provide spare parts for Russian airlines’ aircraft.

“We instructed the airline itself to determine where it has the opportunity to obtain these spare parts,” the official said. According to the Izvestia newspaper, Kudinov suggested that Turkey and India could become suppliers.

On March 9, Bloomberg reported that about 500 long-term passenger and transport aircraft leased by Russian airlines from international leasing companies were out of the reach of owners who risk losing their expensive assets.

In light of the sanctions imposed by Western countries, the Russian authorities have ordered airlines to return aircraft to Russian airfields and stop flights outside Russia and Belarus. The total cost of the planes left behind the Iron Curtain is estimated at $10.3 billion.

By Editor

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