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Bermuda Revokes Airworthiness Status of Russian Jets

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Bermuda’s Civil Aviation Authority suspended the airworthiness certificates of all aircraft tied to Russia on its registry, exposing hundreds of jetliners owned by foreign leasing firms to devaluation.

“International sanctions on the aviation sector have had a significant impact on the ability to sustain safety oversight on Russian-operated aircraft,” the authority said on its website. The agency said it’s “unable to confidently approve these aircraft as being airworthy.”