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Russia’s unusual Airbus repair permissions

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (FAVT), also known as Rosaviatsiya, has authorized Global Jet Technic of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to maintain Airbus and Boeing aircraft with Russian registration.

In a statement posted to the social media platform Telegram on February 13, 2023, Rosaviatsiya stated that “Global Jet Technic, a maintenance company operating in the United Arab Emirates, was awarded a certificate of conformity on February 8, 2023, within the framework of the National Civil Aviation Infrastructure Exhibition NAIS-2023.”

Rosaviatsiya claims that the certificate is evidence that Global Jet Technic satisfies the “requirements for legal entities, individual entrepreneurs involved in servicing of civil aircraft.”

The maintenance of Boeing 737, Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, and Airbus A330 aircraft can now be performed by the Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) company thanks to the certificate, the statement said.

On the UAE market, the company reportedly focuses on line maintenance, replacement parts, tools, hangar slots, and people, according to the company’s website.

It has received approval from officials in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda (where many of the nation’s aircraft were registered before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine), Cayman Islands, Egypt, India, and Pakistan), the Cayman Islands, and the Cayman Islands.

Nearly a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, on March 22, 2022, Bermuda’s Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) suspended all airworthiness certificates for aircraft used in accordance with a contract between BCAA and Rosaviatsiya.

Global Jet Technic also claims to have professional competence with the Airbus A320ceo/neo and A330 families, as well as the Boeing 737 CL, NG, MAX, 777-200/300, and 787 airplanes. Azur Air, Nordwind Airlines, and S7, all based in Russia, are named as clients.

Early in January 2023, ten Boeing 777s abandoned in Russia by various Irish airplane leasing companies were purchased by Aeroflot. Prior to this, Denis Manturov, the deputy prime minister and minister of trade and industry of Russia, claimed that regional airlines weren’t cannibalizing airplanes for components in large quantities.

The United States (US) and the European Union (EU) have imposed a number of punishment packages on Russia, restricting its ability to buy aircraft and parts for foreign-made aircraft operated by Russian carriers.

Local airlines have reportedly re-registered more than 180 aircraft so far onto the Russian registry, according to Rosaviatsiya CEO Alexader Neradko, who spoke with local media in early February 2023 during an interview.

According to Neradko, airlines were operating about 805 aircraft before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022 (registered in Bermuda (768) and Ireland (37)).

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