The Russian Assn. of Air Transport Operators, supported by Aeroflot, asked the government to eliminate the heavy duties imposed on the importation of Western-built aircraft by Russian airlines. According to the organization, the tariffs "have not proved their effectiveness but instead acted as a brake on development of the entire air transport industry." Western aircraft are highly desired in Russia because they are significantly more fuel-efficient than their domestic counterparts, as well ...

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