Russia demanded to return hundreds of civilian airliners


After the imposition of sanctions by the West, Moscow retained the entire fleet of aircraft. At the same time, 111 Russian airlines have airworthiness certificates, but several problems have arisen. This was announced on March 23 by the head of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Savelyev, during his speech to the senators in the Federation Council.


The functionary called the first serious problem that lessors from Western countries demanded that Russian air carriers return more than 500 foreign-made civilian airliners for a total of $ 20 billion (residual value of aircraft).

We need to decide with the government what to do with the airlines that we encouraged to leave the planes. That is, whether there should be a buyback of aircraft or not. Because the company must continue to pay lease payments, but lessors do not want to sell aircraft to us. Companies (Russian - ed.) are trying to conduct such negotiations, but so far to no avail

- said the functionary.

He considers bank letters of credit to be the second big problem.

This is about 200 billion rubles. for all airlines, because our banks, about 20-odd banks, issued letters of credit against foreign banks, guaranteeing these payments. Now these letters of credit have been opened, and the default of the airlines, which will take place on March 28, we hope to find a solution by this time. This default will give cross-defaults on our banks. On March 29, the president (Vladimir Putin - ed.) gathers us on the videoconferencing

- outlined the prospects of the minister.

Savelyev added that the countermeasures taken by Russia would lead foreign air carriers to lose $2-3 billion a year due to flying over the territory of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, the minister said that almost 800 aircraft out of 1,3 available have already been transferred to the Russian aviation register. However, 78 airliners were arrested while flying to other states. In addition, recently Saveliev saidthat the "nationalized" liners will no longer be able to leave the territory of Russia. They will fly only within Russian borders or to countries friendly to Moscow.
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  1. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 24 March 2022 19: 27
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    This has not yet touched the problem of spare parts ......
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 24 March 2022 19: 51
      +6
      It has not yet touched the problem of spare parts

      In principle, the problem is solved.
      For example, indicate spare parts in the list of goods that Russia is ready to buy from the EU for rubles, which, in turn, are required by Europeans to pay for Russian gas.
      And let them think. I wonder who can last longer, we are without spare parts or they are without gas.
      1. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
        Oleg_5 (Oleg) 24 March 2022 19: 59
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        This is if they agree to rubles :)
        While they don’t really want to, they shout about the violation of contracts.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 24 March 2022 20: 03
          +4
          This is if they agree to rubles :)
          While they don’t really want to, they shout about the violation of contracts.

          They may not agree, if the buyer is not satisfied, let him walk around the market, bargain yes
          Do they have an alternative?
          This audience always screams and scandals, it's time to get used to it.
          1. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
            Oleg_5 (Oleg) 24 March 2022 20: 07
            +2
            They have no alternative.
            As well - and we do not have it (in terms of aircraft).
            I mean not right here and now.
            Both for them and for us.
            So, we need to negotiate.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 24 March 2022 20: 55
              +2
              They have no alternative.
              As well - and we do not have it (in terms of aircraft).
              I mean not right here and now.
              Both for them and for us.
              So, we need to negotiate.

              Exactly yes That's just some who will have to step on the throat of their own song, to stop making themselves the navel of the earth. But that's their problem.
            2. chemurij Offline chemurij
              chemurij (chemurij) 24 March 2022 21: 36
              +1
              Quote: Oleg_5
              As well - and we do not have it (in terms of aircraft).
              I mean not right here and now.

              If the question is about domestically produced aircraft, then yes it is for a while. If we talk about devices leased by our companies, then everything is not so bad here. Leasing is a bilateral agreement in which the obligations of both parties are spelled out and in terms of violation of the agreement by any of the parties, in this case, western companies that provide aircraft for leasing violate the agreement unilaterally. They can demand anything, but they will achieve one thing, the real confiscation of aircraft for their transfer to companies on account of the losses incurred by our companies due to their actions. Now planes have only begun to fly under our flag, but this is not the property of our companies, so they will be very impudent, they will be left without anything at all and they will still owe us.
        2. faiver Offline faiver
          faiver (Andrei) 25 March 2022 01: 23
          +2
          The arrest of assets of the Russian Federation is also a violation of contracts, the arrest of property and bank accounts of citizens of the Russian Federation in general, in fact, robbery and piracy
        3. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
          Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 25 March 2022 10: 52
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          Let them scream. “Like it, don’t like it - be patient, my beauty!!! We didn’t come up with it, since we made a mess with sanctions, let them think and endure, but we will strengthen the ruble ...
    2. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 24 March 2022 20: 07
      +4
      Everything was provided. Don't droop.
      1. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
        Oleg_5 (Oleg) 24 March 2022 20: 09
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        Possible.
        Let's wait for the first swallows.
  2. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 24 March 2022 21: 22
    +2
    So let them take it! They harness the horses, because when they get to the sides of the aircraft they become imported, and they can’t fly with us! Only dragging, gentlemen, dragging ...
    1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 24 March 2022 22: 04
      +3
      Quote: akarfoxhound
      Only dragging, gentlemen, dragging ...

      on the highway without violating traffic rules and after agreement with the traffic police lol
      1. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
        Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 25 March 2022 10: 56
        +1
        They’ll get scalded in ours with striped sticks ..., everyone will immediately take to the tracks ... fellow
        1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 25 March 2022 13: 26
          +1
          At the same time, the road builders will get welded: there will be so much work to be done ...
  3. oberon2000oberon (Evgeny Tikhonov) 24 March 2022 22: 35
    +1
    These are funny, but if we don’t give it back, then what? Will they come to fight?
  4. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 24 March 2022 22: 44
    +2
    Again, the liberal bankers began to cry .. No problem, our planes and that's it, and we don't owe anything to anyone, we forgive everyone.
    1. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
      Oleg_5 (Oleg) 25 March 2022 12: 18
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      Of course, "no problem" - if "our planes".
      They will receive their money in any way for them - from bank letters of credit.
      1. art573 Offline art573
        art573 (Artyom Vladimirovich Yarovikov) 25 March 2022 22: 51
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        I think the old planes should be returned and the new ones left. But if there is a possibility of a complete withdrawal of letters of credit, then nothing at all to give. money is nothing now, and most importantly equipment and people. Let them sit with papers. fools...
  5. they need to return the old rubbish from the landfill, but only after they seal Russia 20 lard$.