The EASA revoked Airworthiness certification of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and other Russian aircraft

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has revoked several airworthiness certificates and approvals for the Russian aircraft types. This sanction will severely impact the development of aircraft which haven’t flown commercially yet, like the Irkut MC-21, the turboprop IL-114-300, and the Chinese-Russian jet, CR929. The existing certification for six aircraft types, including the Sukhoi…

Massive destruction at Dnipro airport after shelling, Ukraine authorities say

Russian fired missiles at Dnipro, destroying a runway and severely damaging infrastructure. “At night, the enemy attacked Dnipro airport. Two missile strikes. A runway was destroyed. A terminal was damaged. Large-scale destruction,” Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko posted on Facebook. Reznichenko noted that it would take a long time to restore…

BREAKING Putin signed a law to allow the possibility for the government to seize foreign leased aircraft

Hundreds of foreign-owned aircraft could be seized by the Russian government. Russian state media outlet TASS reported that President Putin had enacted legislation for the Russian government to seize foreign leased aircraft and re-register them as locally owned assets. The announcement after EU revoked the licenses of hundreds of aircraft leased to Russian operators in…

Roman Abramovich’s private jet has landed in Israel

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s private jet has landed at Ben Gurion airport, after taking off earlier from Moscow. It is not clear if the billionaire himself was on board. Even though Abramovich has Israeli citizenship, his presence in Israel at the current time could place the Israeli government at odds with the US and EU.…