Russian Airlines Strip Search

Russian airlines reportedly having to strip some jets for parts because of sanction imposed for Ukraine invasion

  • 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.