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US bans maintenance and refueling of 100 planes in Russia's possession (Original Post) highplainsdem Mar 2022 OP
Who would get on anyone of those flying death traps?? PortTack Mar 2022 #1
Not me! SheltieLover Mar 2022 #2
What prevents the Russians from just ignoring the demand and continue maintaining Chainfire Mar 2022 #3
Boeing and Airbus won't be supplying any spare parts. mn9driver Mar 2022 #4

Chainfire

(17,120 posts)
3. What prevents the Russians from just ignoring the demand and continue maintaining
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 11:39 AM
Mar 2022

and flying the aircraft? Is it just a war of words? I don't know.

mn9driver

(4,395 posts)
4. Boeing and Airbus won't be supplying any spare parts.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 12:22 PM
Mar 2022

Their jetliners have thousands of components that periodically break down and need replacement. Some of them aren’t vital, but with each successive failure there is a loss of redundancy, eventually resulting in an aircraft that isn’t safe to fly.

With no spare parts available, they can borrow parts from other airplanes, but there’s a built in limit to that. Additionally, these aircraft models depend on airspace and navigation databases loaded into their computers that are updated every 30 days or so. Without legal databases, they would be banned from flying in any other country’s airspace.

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