Turkey’s largest airline supplier will not be able to service Russian aircraft due to U.S. sanctions

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Havas, Turkey’s largest airport service provider, warned Russian, Belarusian and Iranian companies on Wednesday that it will not be able to support some of their aircraft due to the latest U.S. sanctions.

This «blacklist» includes more than 170 aircraft from Russian airlines, such as Aeroflot, AirBridgeCarg, Ural Airlines, Red Wings, or Nordwind, seven Belarusian aircraft from Belavia, and four Iranian aircraft from Iran Air and Mahan Airlines. It also includes Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Gulfstream G650 commercial aircraft owned by Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich.

All these aircraft are subject to restrictions imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the spring of 2022 in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the specialized media Haber Aero.

Havas has asked airlines to provide lists of those of their aircraft that use no more than 25 percent U.S.-made parts and technologies, otherwise they would be in violation of the export rules set by the Commerce Department’s EAR.

«The order to temporarily deny these services affects aircraft bound for Russia and Belarus that are equipped with more than 25 percent U.S.-made parts,» Havas president Mete Erna said this week in a letter quoted by the media.