MSI Aircraft Maintenance Services

MSI Aircraft Maintenance Services will cooperate with US authorities on linked investigations into possible co-conspirators in the scheme to provide parts to a banned Iranian airline.

Status:Risk Alert – Entity in a problematic sector - Sector controlled by the Top Alert entities

Risk Level:unknown %

MSI Aircraft Maintenance Services International GmbH & Company KG provides repair and overhaul business for commercial aircraft operators, airlines, and government customers world-wide. The Company offers repair and maintenance services for components and systems and provides spare parts/components, as well as supply standard hardware;

MSI Aircraft Maintenance Services International GmbH & Co., based in Ruesselsheim, Germany, ordered the aircraft parts in September 2011, telling the seller that they were bound for Thai and Afghan airlines, according to an order issued by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). After receiving the parts across three shipments between October 2011 and April 2012, MSI Aircraft transferred them in July 2012 to Mahan Air in Tehran, BIS said in the order. MSI Aircraft was hit with a USD 51,921 civil penalty and a suspended three year denial order, during which time it is required to comply with U.S. investigations;

Mahan Air has been under a U.S. export denial order from BIS since 2008, and under sanctions since 2011 over its support of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF);

The U.S. has sanctioned multiple companies over the years for providing services to the airline. Prosecutors have filed charges in various schemes to export parts to Mahan Air, and the Treasury in 2019 warned of risks emanating from Iran’s civil aviation sector, including from Mahan Air. In recent weeks, the airline has carried to Iran hundreds of thousands doses of coronavirus vaccines from Russia and China, according to media reports;

Aviation Industry



Pommernstrasse 8 Ruesselsheim, 65428 Germany



Reason for the color:
» German company receives suspended US export ban over Iran sales;