As per a news report from Russian agencies, China has refused to supply aircraft spare parts to Russian airlines after Boeing and Airbus halted supply of components to Russia.
The Russian aviation sector is being squeezed by Western sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this week, Russia’s foreign ministry warned that the safety of Russian passenger flights was under threat.
News agencies including Interfax quoted Valery Kudinov, a Rosaviatsia official responsible for maintaining airplane airworthiness, as saying Moscow would look to source spare parts from other countries such as Turkey.
He went on to add, Russian companies were registering their planes, many of which had been registered abroad, in Russia after the U.S. and European Union sanctions on aviation and that he expects some others to be returned to leasing companies.