On March 2, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, a “Flight Cancelled” sign is displayed at the Aeroflot check-in counter in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

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The US Department of Commerce on Friday will effectively ground 100 planes that have recently flown to Russia and are believed to be violating US export controls, including one used by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, officials said. against Reuters.

The list, seen by Reuters, includes 99 Boeing aircraft operated by Russian passenger and freight carriers, including Aeroflot, AirBridge Cargo, Utair, Nordwind, Azur Air and Aviastar-TU – as well as Abramovich’s Gulfstream G650 – and would further Russia’s efforts. may hinder the continuation of some international flights.

The Commerce Department will warn companies and other entities around the world that any refueling, maintenance, repair, or spare parts or services violate U.S. export controls and subject companies to U.S. enforcement actions, including “significant jail terms, fines, loss of export privileges.” , or other restrictions,” the department said.

The department said in a statement that the action means “effectively grounding international flights from Russia on these aircraft”.

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimando said in a statement to Reuters that the Department is “publishing this list to inform the world – we will not allow Russian and Belarusian companies and oligarchs to travel with impunity in violation with our laws.”

The United States, Canada and much of Europe have prevented Russian planes from flying over their airspace, canceling many of Russia’s international flights.

The rules will apply to any US-made aircraft or aircraft with more than 25% US-controlled content that was re-exported to Russia after the new strict controls on aviation-related items for Russia came into effect on Feb. 24.

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves said in a statement that the series of US actions “isolated Russia and Belarus from the global economy, and I hope today’s action makes that fact clear to the Russian companies and oligarchs who control their activities.” want to continue.”

This week, Reuters reported that Russian airlines have weeks to organize alternative deliveries of banned aircraft parts or ground planes to avoid safety concerns as Western sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threaten their post-Soviet revival.


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