Aeroflot intends to purchase 6 Boeing 777-300ER to raise its prolonged-haul capability from upcoming 12 months.
On 31 August, the Aeroflot Board accredited the acquisition of 6 new Boeing 777-300ERs from the company, the Russian air team claimed. Deliveries are scheduled between the second quarter of 2018 and the to start with quarter of 2021.
“ The purpose of this transaction is to significantly raise Aeroflot's prolonged-haul transportation capacities, increase accessibility to remote regions in Russia, and reinforce Aeroflot's posture at notably in the circumstance of website traffic between Europe and Asia “the assertion claimed.
To day, the purchase has not been confirmed by Boeing.
In June 2017 Aeroflot obtained the very last of the sixteen 777-300ER purchased from the American aircraft company. Its subsidiary Rossiya operates 6 other models, all equipped by leasing businesses.
If it materializes, the purchase will be welcome for Boeing. In truth, it needs to fill the technology gaps of the current technology Triple-7 to make a sleek changeover to the 777X from 2020. In addition, with the arrival of the new model, curiosity in the 777-300ER declines, especially as the wide-system market is now slowing down.
Boeing has recorded 37 agency orders for the 777 household since the beginning of the 12 months, such as twenty,777X and seventeen,777 of current technology.
On top of that, Aeroflot suggests that the upcoming Standard Conference of its shareholders will have to choose on the lease of twenty Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 supplemental to VEB-Leasing. This transaction was announced very last July . The contract provides for a highest rental period of 144 months from the day of shipping and delivery of the aircraft between August 2017 and July 2018.
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