Russia’s size and close integration in global aviation since the end of the Cold War mean sanctions related to its invasion of Ukraine are having outsized consequences on the industry, relative to earlier freezes on Iran and North Korea.

Manufacturers, lessors, insurers and maintenance providers for Russian carriers like Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and AirBridgeCargo are among those outside Russia that are being hit directly by sanctions.

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