- Among the Russian airlines stripping planes for part is state-controlled Aeroflot AFLT.MM, industry sources reportedly told Reuters.
- Process follows Russian government’s advice in June for airlines to use some aircraft for parts.
- Plan is reportedly to ensure remainder of foreign-built planes can continue flying at least through 2025.
- Sanctions also preventing airlines from undergoing maintenance in the West.
Aviation experts predicted the parts stripping, but Reuters’ report first detailed examples.