November 10, 2011 in Irkutsk between JSC "Ilyushin Finance Co..", JSC "Airline" Angara "and the management company" Eastland "in the presence of the Governor of the Irkutsk Region Dmitry Mezentsev signed a preliminary agreement on the delivery of financial leasing 10 aircraft An-148-100E for the airline, "Angara".
The agreement covers the supply in 2012-2013. five aircraft and an option for five similar aircraft for delivery in 2014. This Agreement shall be implemented in accordance with the instructions of the President of Russia and Prime Minister of Russia from 12.09.2011Y. The development of regional and local air transportation and urgent action to modernize its fleet of regional jets.
"The successful implementation of the agreements reached Irkutsk Region Government plans to develop measures to support the operation of An-148 aircraft carrier" Angara ". This will require assistance in refurbishing the infrastructure of small airports for receiving the new aircraft and to improve their navigation software. Furthermore, in addition to federal subsidies for Russian Government Resolution № 466 of June 26, 2002, the issue of regional subsidies lease payments at the expense of the regional budget ", — explained in the IFC.
Due to replenish the fleet aircraft An-148 airline "Angara" plans in 2012 to significantly expand the geography of passenger transportation in the Baikal region, to establish inter-regional transport within the Russian Federation, as well as to develop international tourism ties of special economic zones "Gate of Baikal" (Irkutsk region) and "Baikal harbor" (Buryatia) from mills in South-East Asia.
The Agreement increases the number of firm contracts and preliminary agreements in the portfolio of the leasing company "Ilyushin Finance Co.." To An-148/An-158 160 family of aircraft, the company said.