Aeroflot Reportedly Sends An Airbus A330 To Iran's Mahan Air For Maintenance

April 11, 2023


Jonathan E. Hendry


Simple Flying

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On April 5, Russian airline Aeroflot sent an Airbus A330 aircraft to Iran for repairs, where specialists from Mahan Air will service the landing gear. Iran and Russia reportedly signed an agreement in 2022 for Iran to supply Russian airlines with spare aircraft parts and maintenance services after sanctions cut off their access to the European suppliers they had previously relied upon. According to Russian state media, Iran was chosen as a maintenance location because it does not enforce Western sanctions.