Bombardier Joins Sanctions Against Russia

 - March 4, 2022, 11:18 PM
Bombardier's acknowledgment of Western sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine could affect the owners of 72 of the airframer's aircraft based in Russia.

In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions by Western countries, Bombardier “has suspended all activities with Russian clients, including all forms of technical assistance.” The Canadian airframer added that it will continue to adhere to international laws, regulations, and sanctions as they evolve.

According to industry data provider JetNet, the Russia-based Bombardier fleet currently consists of 72 aircraft, including 35 Globals, 13 Challenger 850s, 15 600-series Challengers, 8 300-series Challengers, and a lone Learjet.

“As a company with deep roots in communities around the world, we are first and foremost concerned with the loss of human life and the toll this conflict is taking on families,” the OEM said in a statement released on Friday. “We would like to reiterate our condolences to everyone who has suffered loss over the past days. We will do our part, in any way possible, to help the governments of the world pursue an end to this horrific conflict.”

In addition, the Montreal-based manufacturer and the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation have jointly pledged $150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and it is encouraging all of its team members to donate to worthy charitable causes that are supporting the victims of this conflict. “We will continue to seek opportunities to further address the humanitarian crisis as well as promote peace,” it concluded.