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As Western Sanctions Begin To Bite, Plane Crashes In Russia More Than Doubled In 2023

via Airways Magazine
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The number of safety incidents on Russian planes doubled in 2023, reaching 74 from 36 in 2022, largely due to difficulties in accessing Western-made spare parts as a result of sanctions.

Sanctions have hindered the maintenance of aircraft airworthiness and technical condition, impacting Russia’s ability to source spare parts and conduct proper maintenance.

Shortages of landing gears, brakes, and simulator parts have raised concerns about training new pilots and running refresher courses.

“The sanctions imposed on Russian airlines have significantly impeded the maintenance of aircraft airworthiness and their technical condition,” Friendly Avia Support CEO Oleksandr Laneckij said.

With almost two-thirds of Russia’s registered aircraft built by foreign manufacturers, the country’s operational fleet is forecast to more than halve by 2026, posing a significant challenge for the country’s air travel-dependent economy.

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