Russia’s Aerospace Industry Faces Squeeze Over Sanctions

(Wall Street Journal, London, 30 April 2014)  U.S. sanctions on Russia in response to the country's threats and incursions against Ukraine have created uncertainty over aerospace transactions, from plane purchases to satellite launches... "I see the market now as frozen for lease and financing," said Bertrand Grabowski, managing director of aviation finance at DVB Bank. Export credit guarantees, often provided by the U.S. and European governments to help underpin exports, are effectively suspended in the case of Russia, he said.