Russia has lost its seat in the United Nations (UN) Aviation Council following its invasion of Ukraine. In the re-election voting held on October 1, 2022, Russia failed to garner enough votes to retain its position in the 36-nation International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) governing council. Russia got 80 votes, six short of the required 86 votes to be on the ICAO’s governing council. Canada and Europe had expressed their opposition to Russia’s re-election to the council. Russia held the position of ‘state of chief importance in air transport’ along with China, Brazil, and Australia. The voting results set off

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