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BIS Adds First Foreign-Produced Planes to Restricted Aircraft List

The Bureau of Industry and Security this week updated its restricted aircraft list with 25 foreign-produced planes that have violated U.S. export controls. BIS said the commercial planes -- which are the first foreign-produced aircraft added to the list -- violated the Export Administration Regulations’ de minimis threshold for U.S. components by flying into Russia or Belarus. The agency also updated various tail numbers and serial numbers for other listed planes.

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The additions include planes owned by I-Fly Airlines, Nordwind, Pobeda, Red Wings, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, Utair and Yamal Airlines, bringing the total number of restricted planes to 183. Certain activities involving the planes, including maintenance, repair, refueling or the provision of spare parts or services, are now subject to restrictions outlined in General Prohibition 10 of the EAR. This “further degrades Russian airlines’ ability to operate their fleets of both U.S. and EU airplanes,” said Matthew Axelrod, BIS’s top export enforcement official.

BIS last updated its restricted Russian and Belarusian aircraft list in June (see 2206140009). The agency also has issued temporary denial orders against several Russian and Belarusian planes and airlines (see 2206240051, 2205200008, 2204210043, 2204070012 and 2206160015).