Aeroflot Negotiating Domestic Aircraft Buys
The Russian flagship airlines Aeroflot is engaged in active talks at the ongoing MAKS-2001 airshow outside Moscow with Russian aircraft producers on filling out its fleet with domestically-built planes.
First Deputy General Director at Aeroflot Anatoly Volymerets has told Interfax that his company has reached strategic agreement with the leasing company Ilyushin-Finance under which Aeroflot confirms its preparedness to consider leasing some new cargo-hauling Il-96-400Ts. The company is talking seriously with KB Tupolev about Tu-334 aircraft for local usage.
Aeroflot is also negotiating with the company Sukhoi and the Ilyushin aviation complex on a project for a new regional airplane, Volymerets added.InterfaxAVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и космонавтика"