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Commercial and Private Aircraft Exported to Russia in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls

Export Controls Aircraft Private and Public

The U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), publicly identified commercial and private aircraft that have flown into Russia in apparent violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  In so doing, BIS is notifying the public that providing any form of service to these aircraft requires authorization. Absent such authorization, any person anywhere—including within Russia—risks violating the EAR and would be subject to BIS enforcement actions which could include substantial jail time, fines, loss of export privileges, or other restrictions.  By preventing these aircraft from receiving any service, for example including from abroad, international flights from Russia on these aircraft are effectively grounded.  Today’s actions are part of BIS’s response to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine.

“Today, the Department of Commerce is demonstrating the power and reach of the actions we took over the past few weeks in response to Russia’s brutal war of choice against Ukraine,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “We are publishing this list to put the world on notice—we will not allow Russian and Belarusian companies and oligarchs to travel with impunity in violation of our laws.”

“The actions we have taken to date have isolated Russia and Belarus from the global economy, and I hope that today’s action brings that fact home to the Russian businesses and oligarchs that seek to continue their operations,” said Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves. “We are working with our allies and partners to ensure that Russia and Belarus understand that our actions aren’t idle words or dead letters on the page. They have real teeth and as Putin’s vicious war continues, they will continue to bite harder on the Russian and Belarusian economies.”

“Commitment to the rule of law is one of the democratic principles that we and our allies and partners stand for as we stand with the people of Ukraine,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod. “Today’s action lets Vladimir Putin’s enablers know that, as a consequence of their actions, they have fewer places to hide and fewer ways to get there.”

Effective February 24, 2022, BIS imposed expansive and stringent controls on aviation-related items destined for Russia, including a new license requirement for specified aircraft or aircraft parts.  Effective March 2, 2022, BIS imposed similar controls on Belarus, including this new license requirement.  As a result, any aircraft manufactured in the United States, or that is manufactured in a foreign country and includes more than 25% U.S.-origin controlled content, is subject to a license requirement if such aircraft is destined for Russia.

Since March 2, 2022, based on publicly available information, BIS has identified a number of commercial and private flights from third countries to Russia, all of which are owned or controlled by, or under charter or lease to, Russia or Russian nationals, and has listed those aircraft below. Accordingly, any subsequent actions taken with regard to any of the listed aircraft, including, but not limited to, refueling, maintenance, repair, or the provision of spare parts or services, are subject to the prohibitions outlined in General Prohibition Ten of the EAR (Section 736.2(b)(10)), which provides

(10) General Prohibition Ten – Proceeding with transactions with the knowledge that a violation has occurred or is about to occur (Knowledge Violation to Occur)

You may not sell, transfer, export, reexport, finance, order, buy, remove, conceal, store, use, loan, dispose of, transport, forward, or otherwise service, in whole or in part, any item subject to the EAR and exported or to be exported with the knowledge that a violation of the Export Administration Regulations, the Export Administration Act or any order, license, License Exception, or other authorization issued thereunder has occurred, is about to occur, or is intended to occur in connection with the item. Nor may you rely upon any license or License Exception after notice to you of the suspension or revocation of that license or exception. There are no License Exceptions to this General Prohibition Ten in part 740 of the EAR.

BIS today is publishing this identifying information for aircraft involving an apparent violation of the EAR to notify all persons and companies in the United States and abroad that providing any form of service to these aircraft may constitute a violation of the EAR.  Please note this list is not exhaustive and the restrictions also apply in any situation in which a person has knowledge that a violation of the EAR has occurred, is about to occur, or is intended to occur in connection with an aircraft or other item that is subject to the EAR, whether or not such aircraft or other item is included on this list. This list will be updated as circumstances warrant.

Additional BIS resources on export controls implemented in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are available at:

https://bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/Russia-belarus

Original Posting by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

These BIS actions were taken under the authority of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 and its implementing regulations, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Owner or Operator Tail Number Serial Number Aircraft Type
Abramovich, Roman LX-RAY 6417 G650ER
Aeroflot VQ-BFK 65308 777-300 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BMM 44439 737-8MC (B738)
Aeroflot VQ-BWD 41211 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BON 41200 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BMB 41231 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BCD 41215 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BMO 41233 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BNC 41234 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BNP 44438 737-8MC (B738)
Aeroflot VQ-BVP 41204  737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BFC 65312 777-300 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BGB 41679 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BGC 41680 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BGD 41681 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BGF 41686 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BFL 65309 777-300 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BFN 65310 777-300 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BFO 65311 777-300 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BQB 41687 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BQC 41688 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BQD 41682 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BQE 41683 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BQF 41684 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BQG 41689 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BUA 41685 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VQ-BUB 41690 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BPF 44436 737-8MC (B738)
Aeroflot VQ-BUC 41691 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
Aeroflot VP-BGI 41223 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BNQ 44432 737-8MC (B738)
Aeroflot VQ-BWA 41207 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VQ-BWC 41210 737-8LJ (B738)
Aeroflot VP-BPG 41693 777-3M0 (ER) (B77W)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BGZ 37580 747-8HV(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BVR 60687 747-8HV(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BLR 37668 747-8HV(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BRH 37669 747-8HV(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BRJ 37670 747-8HV(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VP-BIN 60119 747-83Q(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BFU 60117 747-83Q(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VQ-BLQ 37581 747-8HV(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VP-BBL 63378 747-97U(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VP-BIG 35420  747-46NF(ER) (B744)
AirBridgeCargo VP-BBY 63781 747-83Q(F) (B748)
AirBridgeCargo VP-BJS 63787 747-8F (B748)
Aviastar-TU VQ-BCB 27056 757-223(PCF) (B752)
Aviastar-TU VQ-BKK 25731 757-223(PCF) (B752)
Aviastar-TU VQ-BSX 27053 757-223(PCF) (B752)
Aviastar-TU VQ-BBU 25696 757-223(PCF) (B752)
Aviastar-TU VQ-BON 27054 757-223(PCF) (B752)
Azur Air VP-BLV 30043 757-28A (B752)
Azur Air VQ-BEY 29382  757-2Q8 (B752)
Azur Air VQ-BYX 35717 737-9GP(ER) (B739)
Azur Air RA-73030 24746 767-3Q8(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VP-BIS 30045 757-2QB (B752)
Azur Air VQ-BEZ 29377 757-2QB (B752)
Azur Air VQ-BEN 28140 767-33A(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VP-BYC 30338 757-231 (B752)
Azur Air VQ-BQA 30044 757-2QB (B752)
Azur Air VQ-BKB 26268 757-2QB (B752)
Azur Air RA-73032 27614 767-306(ER)
Azur Air RA-73034 27612 767-306(ER)
Azur Air VP-BRA 27477 767-33A(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VQ-BKF 26268 757-2QB (B752)
Azur Air VP-BUX 24947 767-3Y0(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VP-BUV 24745 767-3Q8(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VQ-BUP 28043 767-33A(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VQ-BZY 33501 777-31H(ER) (B77W)
Azur Air VQ-BTK 35302 777-3ZG(ER) (B77W)
Azur Air VQ-BZA 32728 777-31H(ER) (B77W)
Azur Air VQ-BEO 28141 767-33A(ER) (B763)
Azur Air VQ-BZC 32729 777-31H(ER) (B77W)
Azur Air VQ-BUO 27909 767-33A(ER) (B763)
Owner or Operator Tail Number Serial Number Aircraft Type
Nordwind VP-BSA 60181 737-8MC (B738)
Nordwind VP-BDU 60175 737-8KV (B738)
Nordwind VP-BJL 32639 777-35E(ER) (B77W)
Nordwind VP-BSK 35984 737-82R (B738)
Nordwind VP-BSC 40233 737-8KN (B738)
Nordwind VP-BSO 40874 737-82R (B738)
Nordwind VP- BDW 35700 737-82R (B738)
Nordwind VP-BJR 37136 777-3B5(ER) (B77W)
Nordwind VQ-BDC 42059 737-8SH (B738)
Nordwind VP-BSP 40872 737-82R (B738)
Nordwind VP-BJH 28533 777-212(ER) (B772)
Nordwind VQ-BJA 28520 777-212(ER) (B772)
Nordwind VP-BJO 32640 777-35E(ER) (B77W)
Nordwind VP-BSE 40236 737-8KN (B738)
Owner or Operator Tail Number Serial Number Aircraft Type
Utair VQ-BJJ 29937 737-8AS(B738)
Utair RA-73082 30437 767-224(ER) (B762)
Utair VQ-BQQ 37552 737-8GU (B738)
Utair VQ-BQP 37553 737-8GU (B738)
Utair VQ-BQR 36386 737-8GU (B738)
Utair VP-BXY 27328 737-524 (B735)
Utair RA-73048 29685 737-524 (B735)
Utair RA-73081 30435 767-224(ER) (B762)
Utair VQ-BJF 32778 737-8AS(B738)
Utair VQ-BQS 36387 737-8GU (B738)
Utair VP-BAI 30437 767-224(ER) (B762)
Utair VP-BAG 30435 767-224(ER) (B762)
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