The Russian National Reinsurance Company no longer considers accidents resulting from poor-quality maintenance or repair of aircraft as an insured event, the Kommersant newspaper writes.
Aeroflot aircraft (archive photo)
The Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) refuses to cover the risks associated with the maintenance of aircraft in the Russian Federation amid the suspension of support from the European concern Airbus and the American corporation Boeing. This was reported on Monday, July 4, by the Kommersant newspaper, citing sources in the aviation and insurance sectors.
According to her, by the summer, RNPK ceased to consider accidents resulting from poor-quality maintenance or repairs as an insured event . This is due to the fact that, according to previous agreements with the European side, the repair should have been carried out by the manufacturer, developer or an organization certified by him, the reinsurance company indicated.
Difficulties with refunds may also arise for passengers.
As the director of Meridian airline Vladimir Lapinsky noted, as a result, difficulties in obtaining reimbursements may arise not only for airlines, but also for passengers and third parties.
The Association of Air Transport Operators (AEVT) has already decided to apply to the Russian government “in the absence of mutual understanding with the RNPK,” the source said.
In the spring of 2022, Western countries imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia, which unleashed a full-scale war against Ukraine at the end of February. One of the components of the punitive measures was the restrictions directed against the aviation industry of the Russian Federation. In early June, it became known, in particular, that the Russian airline S7 froze the launch of the Citrus low-cost airline due to the lack of aircraft.