As a Result Of the Invasion Of Ukraine, Russia Decides To Reduce Its Boeing 737-800 Fleet To 25 Units


As a Result Of the Invasion Of Ukraine, Russia Decides To Reduce Its Boeing 737-800 Fleet To 25 Units
Airbus A321 from Russia's Aeroflot prepares to take off from Barcelona airport on Feb. 25, 2022. ((Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images) / Getty Images)

International Military - It is reported today that the Russian airline, Pobeda plans to cut the cost of its aircraft fleet. It is known that the cuts by the Russian airline, Pobeda, can reach around 40%. As quoted from the aero time page, pobeda is a branch of the low-cost airline Aeroflot.

With this, they plan to cut their Boeing 737-800 fleet, which previously numbered 41 to 25 units. This decision also comes from a letter the general director of the airline, Andrey Yurikov, to his employees.

He also said that the decision to cut is expected to help the airline to collect spare parts stock. Which in this case will be able to last until the lost supply can be recovered as before.

Decisions like this are certainly a nightmare for Russian airlines, as quoted from the aviaton24 page. “We have returned to early 2019, when Pobeda operated 25 aircraft with a much smaller network and much fewer employees,” wrote Andrey Yurikov.

It is known previously that Russia has received various sanctions from various countries. This has happened since they invaded Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

One of the impacts felt by Russia is on the part of airlines, because it will be difficult to get aircraft spare parts. It is known that Boeing has decided to suspend spare parts, maintenance and technical support.

This has been felt by Russia since March 2, 2022 as a result of the invasion. “We have suspended major operations in Moscow and temporarily closed our office in Kyiv. We are also suspending spare parts, maintenance and technical support for Russian airlines," Boeing said in a statement.

Boeing also said that they will now focus on the safety of the teams in the area. Until finally on Saturday, March 5, 2022, the airline began to decide to suspend international flights. This is done on the recommendation of the Federal Air Transport Agency in the country.

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