• Russian aircraft de-registered in Bermuda

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Sun Mar 13 22:18:31 2022
    Russian airlines are hastening to register their planes in the national aviation register, now that the registrations of about 180 aircraft have been canceled by Bermuda this weekend. Aeroflot, among others, had housed its fleet there on paper.

    Until recently, due to a favorable tax environment and to avoid Russian import duties, a significant part of the Russian commercial aircraft fleet flew with a VQ or VP registration.

    Due to international sanctions, no spare parts for Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft have been supplied to Russia since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. "Due to the measures, we cannot verify the airworthiness of these aircraft," said the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA). "That is why the certificate of airworthiness of the aircraft has been revoked."

    In Russia, hundreds of western aircraft operate on Aeroflot, Pobeda, S7 Airlines and other airlines. Leasing companies have been claiming the planes since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, but Russia has called on them not to comply.

    As a precaution, there are no longer flights abroad (with the exception of Belarus) to prevent aircraft from being seized.

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    * Origin: AVIATION ECHO HQ (2:292/854)