На русском языке:
«Кошелёк» Лукашенко перевёл свой самолёт под управление латвийской компании
На беларускай мове: «Кашалёк» Лукашэнкі Мікалай Варабей перавёў свой самалёт пад кіраванне латвійскай кампаніі
A month ago we wrote that Estonian oligarch Aleksei Chulets changed the registration number and country of registration of his Gulfstream G450 business jet (OE-ITE → YL-ATE) from Austria’s to Latvia’s.
Yesterday, the plane of his Belarusian partner Mikalai Varabei took off from Riga. The Embraer Legacy 650 (former reg.number OE-ITA) also changed its country of registration and management company. You can try to guess which one. Varabei’s Embraer flew to the Latvian capital on December 1 and a few days later its registration record disappeared from the Austrian aviation register.
Austria's aviation register. OE-ITA is not available as of December 2023 / austrocontrol.at
A little more than two weeks later, a business jet with a new Latvian registration number OE-ITA → YL-ONR departed under the management of the Latvian company Union Aviation AS. Its route is from Riga via Geneva to Dubai.
Embraer Legacy 650 with serial number 14501133 under the management of Union Aviation AS / fr24.com
Judging by the fact that the Chulets’ plane didn’t change its flying habits after the change of registration and actively flies familiar routes, the change of number was only technical. Probably, its actual owners are still the same.
Embraer Legacy 650 with serial number 14501133 under the management of Avcon Jet / JetPhotos.com
At the same time, shortly after our article was published, information about further flights of the YL-ATE plane was hidden from public tracking services at the owner’s request. Only the first flight remained visible.
History of registration number change of the Embraer Legacy 650 with serial number 14501133 / planespotters.net
We suspect that Varabei’s Embraer YL-ONR will suffer the same fate.
Earlier, these planes were used in turn by Mikalai Varabei, Aleksei Chulets, and even Ukrainian businessman Taras Kozak and his family (his family often flew to Ukraine without him when Kozak, being a friend of Viktor Medvedchuk, was already under investigation).