Russia moves to seize hundreds of planes from foreign owners

President Vladimir Putin signed a law Monday as part of the government’s anti-sanction measures that will allow Russian airlines to register planes leased from foreign companies in Russia, where they will be issued local certificates of airworthiness, according to a statement from the Kremlin.The bill will make it possible for Russian airlines to keep their foreign leased aircraft and operate the planes on domestic routes, while making it harder for foreign companies to reclaim their jets without Russian government approval.US and European sanctions imposed on Russia require leasing companies to repossess all planes they leased to Russian airlines by the end of the month.Western aircraft makers such as Airbus

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