US bans repair of Belavia aircraft due to violation of sanctions

US bans repair of Belavia aircraft due to violation of sanctions

The United States of America (USA) has banned companies around the world from repairing aircraft of the Belarusian carrier «Belavia» due to sanctions violations.

The United States banned the repair of Belavia aircraft due to violation of sanctions

Reuters reported.

US Department of Commerce reported on Thursday expanded export control in relation to «Belavia» for operating flights on Boeing aircraft in violation of sanctions imposed after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

< p> Now companies around the world are prohibited from repairing or otherwise using American parts or equipment for the maintenance of the Belavia fleet. The Belarusian carrier violated sanctions by flying to Russia, Turkey, Georgia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

«Just as Belarus illegally supports Russia's unjust war in Ukraine, its national airline «Belavia& #187; does not comply with our export laws», — said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Control Matthew Axelrod.

This decision should prevent «Belavia» use any American technology to operate its fleet of aircraft. The ban applies to both Boeing and Embraer aircraft.

Reuters notes that in the office of «Belavia» did not provide a comment on the request.