Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance & Co (IFC) has signed an agreement with Bombardier on delivery of 32 CS300 aircraft, plus option for another 10 aircraft, Business-TASS reports with reference to the Director of Public Relations division of the Canadian airframer, Marc Duchesne.
According to him, “the amount of this contract is about $2,56 billion (at current list prices for CS300 jets).The deal is value datover $3,42 billion including options".
The agreement was signed by the CEO of IFC, Alexander Rubtsov, and the President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Mike Arcamone, in the presence of the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov.
As noted by Marc Duchesne, the Russian delegation visited the Bombardier’s headquarter in Montreal and the CS300 assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec. "Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bombardier Inc., met with Denis Manturov", - Marc Duchesne added.
"CS300 aircraft has a great potential, - Mike Arcamone said at the signing ceremony. – These jets are well-suited for operation in large countries like Russia".
Alexander Rubtsov said that IFC has placed such a large order for foreign aircraft for the first time. According to him, besides CS300, IFC is going to purchase SSJ-100 and MS-21 aircraft.