The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has suspended the Certificates of Airworthiness (CoA) of all Russian aircraft registered in the country. 

Russia isolated even further 

A spokesperson for the BCAA spoke of the reasoning behind the suspension, citing international sanctions on the aviation sector and how much of an impact it has had on the BCAA’s ability to maintain quality safety checks and oversight on Russian operated aircraft. 

The spokesperson continued:

The airworthiness system has been restricted to the point that the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority is unable to confidently approve these aircraft as being airworthy.

The BCAA provisionally suspended all Certificates of Airworthiness of aircraft operating between Bermuda and the Russian Federation as a result from Saturday. 

This comes as the Russian government has been scrambling to register all foreign-owned aircraft to the Russian state register. From the end of February, approximately 180 aircraft were assigned to the Russian state register. This included 80 Aeroflot aircraft. 

Russia is also dealing with the after-effect of Boeing and Airbus suspending their supply of avionic parts and services to the Russian aviation industry. 

China has also recently refused to supply Russian Airlines with parts and services after the country started to make attempts to source aircraft parts from Asia.

The country continues to suffer to keep its aviation industry afloat post-sanctions issued by Western countries as a consequence of the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

The Bermudian government previously confirmed that out of approximately 900 aircraft on the registry, approximately 740 are utilised by Russian air operators. 

Premier David Burt confirmed previously that the island will follow UK sanctions as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.  

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