Boeing Suspends Support, Operations for Russian Airlines

American aerospace company Boeing announced on March 1 that it has suspended support and major operations in Russia over Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The aviation giant has suspended parts, maintenance, and technical support services for Russian airlines, according to a Boeing spokesperson.

“As the conflict continues, our teams are focused on ensuring the safety of our teammates in the region,” the spokesperson said.

The suspension came a day after Boeing closed its office in Kyiv, which has over 100 employees, and paused operations at its Moscow training campus.

The move further restricts Russian carriers’ ability to fly and came after United States President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian aircraft on U.S. airspace during his first State of the Union address, joining Canada and the European Union in similar airspace closures.

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