The largest airline in Russia, Aeroflot, was compelled to send one of its Airbus A330-300s to Iran for maintenance due to Western sanctions that forbid not only travel to and from Russia but also the maintenance of Russian airlines’ aircraft.
The maintenance work will be carried out by Iranian airline Mahan Air, marking the first time a Russian airline has transported one of its aircraft to Iran for repair. Tehran apparently received the A330-300 on April 5.
According to reports, Aeroflot stated that it had sent one of its aircraft to Iran for maintenance, stating that Mahan Air had “the necessary equipment and facilities, certificates, and vast experience” for the work and that it anticipated the maintenance would be carried out “to a high level of quality.”
Aeroflot has previously utilized the services of other suppliers, such as HAECO of Hong Kong. However, in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, the EU and the US have outlawed the maintenance of planes used by Russian airlines as well as the sale of spare parts.
The carrier and this company have agreed to a new long-term contract for the maintenance and overhaul of aircraft components. This contract was signed in the summer of 2021. This agreement, however, cannot be put into practice at the moment because of the international sanctions placed on Russia in reaction to the special operation in Ukraine.
The carrier and this business inked a new, long-term contract for the repair and overhaul of aircraft components in the summer of 2021. This deal, however, cannot be put into effect right now because of the international sanctions placed on Russia in response to the special operation in Ukraine.