Ukraine Crisis: UTAir Begins Re-Registering VP & VQ Airframes

Dmitry Karpezo, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – According to reports, it appears that UTair has begun the process of re-registering VP & VQ-registered airframes.

So far, as we know, the following airframes from UTair Aviation have been re-registered:

  • VQ-BJL – Now RA-73048
  • VQ-BPQ – Now RA-73061
  • VQ-BJS – Now RA-73045
  • VP-BVZ – Now RA-73042
  • VQ-BIC – Now RA-73069
  • VP-BYM – Now RA-73040
  • VQ-BIG – Now RA-73065
  • VQ-BID – Now RA-73068
  • VP-BXQ – Now RA-73035
  • VQ-BIE – Now RA-73067
  • VP-BVL – Now RA-73043
  • VP-BFS – Now RA-73063
  • VQ-BHZ – Now RA-73064
  • VQ-BJT – Now RA-73044
  • VP-BVN – Now RA-73039
  • VQ-BJN – Now RA-73046
  • VQ-BJM – Now RA-73047
  • VQ-BPP – Now RA-73049
  • VQ-BIF – Now RA-73066
  • VP-BYL – Now RA-73041
  • VQ-BAD – Now RA-73038
  • VQ-BPR – Now RA-73062
  • VP-BXR – Now RA-73036
  • VP-BXY – Now RA-73037

This confirms earlier reporting from AviationSource that Russia is looking to nationalize the over 600-strong commercial aircraft that are currently on lease.

As soon as we hear more regarding this, or from other Russian carriers, we will update this post accordingly.

This is a developing story.

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