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Biden announces ban on Russian aircraft from US airspace

"The US Transportation Department and the Federal Aviation Administration will block Russian aircraft and airlines from entering and using all domestic US airspace," the statement said on Tuesday night.

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Washington: The United States’ ban on Russian airlines and aircraft in US airspace will go into effect by the end of Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration said in a joint statement.

“The US Transportation Department and the Federal Aviation Administration will block Russian aircraft and airlines from entering and using all domestic US airspace,” the statement said on Tuesday night.

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“The Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) will apply to all aircraft certified, operated, registered or controlled by any person connected with Russia. This includes charter flights.” US media reported that the new rule will go into effect by the end of Wednesday.

The US aerospace company Boeing also said that it is suspending its parts, maintenance and technical support services for Russian airlines. “We have suspended major operations in Moscow and temporarily closed our office in Kyiv,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We are also suspending parts, maintenance and technical support for services for Russian airlines. As the conflict continues, our teams are focused on ensuring the safety of our teammates in the region.” 

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