• No more fuel for Russian Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft in Turkey

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Fri Mar 17 20:47:16 2023
    Boeing and Airbus airliners used by airlines from Russia and Belarus can no longer refuel and have maintenance carried out in Turkey. Under pressure from the United States, the Turkish Ministry of Commerce has agreed to a boycott, Turkish media reported.

    The ministry is said to have already approved the measure last Tuesday, after the US Bureau of Industry and Security had urged sanctions. The agency has been coordinating the U.S. government's punitive action since the start of Russia's war in Ukraine in February 2022.

    According to the website AirportHaber, the boycott applies to all commercial aircraft, cargo aircraft, private aircraft and charters, in which more than 25 percent of the parts are American. This also affects manufacturers other than Boeing, because a lot of American-made technology is also incorporated in Airbuses and Embraers.

    It has long been a thorn in the flesh of President Biden's US administration that Turkey remained a safe haven for companies from Russia and Belarus. Turkey has not joined the sanctions against Moscow and Minsk, which means that airlines such as Aeroflot, Redwings, UTair, Rossiya or S7 can still fly to Turkey. This happens with Russian aircraft such as the Sukhoi Superjet, but also with Boeings and Airbuses that have been nationalized by Russia after the Western sanctions.

    According to AirportHaber, 15 Boeing 737-800s from Aeroflot, 5 from S7 Siberia Airlines, 4 from UTair, plus 7 aircraft from 5 other Russian companies are on the sanction list of aircraft that are not allowed to be refueled and maintained in Turkey. Two Yamal A321s are the only Airbuses. Belavia from Belarus is not welcome with 7 planes.

    How the Russian companies react remains to be seen. Some of them were just on their way to Turkish airports with Boeings today.

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  • From Mickey@1:229/307 to Aviation HQ on Mon Mar 27 20:43:09 2023
    They are still landing and getting refuelled at Toronto Pearson (YYZ)

    Saw a huge Boeing a couple days ago. I was coming in from Cuba, strangely enough.

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  • From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to Mickey on Tue Mar 28 10:47:11 2023
    They are still landing and getting refuelled at Toronto Pearson (YYZ)

    Saw a huge Boeing a couple days ago. I was coming in from Cuba, strangely enough.

    What you saw was the known case of a Volga-Dneper Antonov-124, not a Boeing, which has been stranded at Pearson since Feb.27th 2022. It arrived with cargo from China with stops in Khabarovsk Novy in Russia and Anchorage. It was scheduled to depart again but in the meantime Transport Canada closed the Canadian airspace to Russian operators and the airplane has been stuck there since then.

    Russian registered aircraft, large and small, are stuck all over the globe but they're going nowhere at the time. They are being serviced though to prevent them from decay.

    There's an A320 sitting at Amsterdam Schiphol that I know of.

    There are three Antonov AN-124 Leipzig, a Bombardier BD-100-1A10 Challenger 300 and a Boeing 737 in Cologne and a Boeing 747 in Frankfurt-Hahn. Another four aircraft are in Baden-Baden: a Cessna 750 Citation X, two Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 and a Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS which are all private aircraft of Russian oligrach which cannot go anywhere, same as their seagoing yachts that have been chained in ports if they were not quick enough to leave.

    12 aircraft are stuck in Switzerland, one of them an Aeroflot airliner, the remainder being business jets.

    Added info: about 400 western made passenger and freight airplanes are stuck in Russia of which about 2/5 is not airworthy anymore due to lack of maintenance and parts. The remaining 3/5 are becoming critical and probably would not be alowed anymore in western airspace due to inadequate airworthiness documentation.

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