Bermuda has suspended airworthiness certificates for aircraft owned by Russian companies.
According to RBC with reference to the press service of the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority, Russian air carriers that operate flights on aircraft registered in Bermuda cannot fly from 2: 59 Moscow time on March 13, 2022, since the aircraft is allowed to operate only with a certificate.
It is specified that as of February 24, 2022, Russian carriers used 768 aircraft with Bermuda registration, many of which are Airbus and Boeing. Such aircraft are used, among others, by Aeroflot, S7, Ural Airlines and Utair.
A11 Group CEO Vladislav Berlev believes that it will be possible to continue operating aircraft even on domestic flights only if they will be transferred to the Russian registry.
The Bermuda authorities have decided to suspend the certificates in connection with international sanctions that are aimed at the Russian aviation sector. For example, the EU banned the supply of spare parts and equipment to Russian airlines, as well as aircraft maintenance. This prevents Bermuda from claiming that Russian aircraft are serviceable.