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What Happens to Russia’s Leased Fleet?

Madhu Unnikrishnan
March 11th, 2022 at 11:57 AM EST


How does a country that spans 11 time zones function without long-haul aircraft? That is among the questions Edward “Ned” Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan consider in this week’s episode. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to roil the airline and aerospace industries, as lessors write off their assets in the country and a growing list of companies say they no longer will support Russia’s airlines. Meanwhile, the war’s economic effects are only now beginning to come into focus. And Ned learns why edible oils are critical to the the world’s economy.

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