Aeroflot has sent its Airbus A330-300 to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, Iran for maintenance by Mahan Air. This is the first instance in which a Russian airline has sent its planes to Iran for maintenance. As per the 2022 agreement between Russia and Iran, Iran agreed to supply Russian airlines with spare aircraft parts and provide maintenance services for Russian planes. Following the sanctions by the west, Aeroflot’s previous maintenance partners are no longer serving the airlines leading the airline to look out for other options. International sanctions further prohibit all maintenance, support, insurance, and leasing services to Russian

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