I have always wondered about why Russian Aircraft are not given a fair chance in the aviation market. And I have heard many different answers and the most common ones being, their safety record and unavailability of spare parts.
I personally feel that Russian Aircraft are not given a fair chance to prove themselves as the aviation industry does not want anything beyond A and B. I think Tupolovs and Ilyushins and Yaks are as good.
Are Russian aircraft banned from flying into US Airspace? If not, why does Aeroflot use only Boeing aircraft on it US routes?