New Sanctions Highlight Risk Area For Aviation Industry

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT) -- The United States has added three airlines from Europe and Asia, as well as two individual airline executives and 13 aircraft, to the list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) due to the airlines’ support for Iran Air and Mahan Air of Tehran. The sanctions designations were based on U.S. executive orders with extraterritorial jurisdiction over parties who support certain sanctioned persons like Iran Air/Mahan Air — the newly sanctioned companies and executives were not U.S. nationals, no activity took place in the United States, and jurisdiction...
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