Russia’s VEB Leasing has ceased operations of five aircraft—two Sukhoi Superjet 100s and three Bombardier Q400s—for Yakutia Airline. The lessor intends to withdraw the aircraft from the carrier due to constant payment delays, the lessor said in a statement, adding the measure is common practice in world airline business. Yakutia is the first Q400 operator in Russia. It changed its order for three Q300s after the Q400 received type certificate approval to operate ...

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