Boeing Co. is suspending major operations in Moscow and temporarily restricting employees and partners in Russia from accessing sensitive technical data until it can secure export licenses from the U.S. government.
The Chicago-based planemaker said in an email late Tuesday that it has suspended providing spare parts, maintenance and technical services to Russian customers as it navigates deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Russia.
Effective immediately, the company is now required to obtain U.S. export licenses before Russia-based workers can access most technologies and data, Sergey Kravchenko, the president of Boeings local operations said in a separate memo to employees viewed by Bloomberg News.
Boeing needs to restrict access to any export-controlled data to Boeing and partner organizations engineering employees in Russia, Kravchenko wrote in a Monday email.
The company said it will seek to find new assignments for some employees and also explore job rotations, business trips and possible days for employees in Russia while it awaits the new licenses.
On Monday, Boeing
said it had closed its office in Kyiv, Ukraine and paused operations at its Moscow training campus.