Delta and Ryanair eyeing the Russian aircraft


Airline Ryanair, the world’s largest airline discounter, sent to the United Aircraft Corporation offer to purchase 200 aircraft MS-21, Russian short-haul and medium-haul aircraft, which are scheduled to release in 2016. About this newspaper "Kommersant", citing anonymous sources.

"Kommersant" notes that Ryanair first became interested in Russian aircraft in the spring of 2011, but by the summer of this interest has resulted in the offer. What will be the amount of the transaction and when it can be entered into a firm contract, not yet reported. In most Ryanair does not comment on the potential transaction.

The publication in the issue of June 23, writes about another potential contract for Russian equipment — American Delta Airlines sent a "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" request for 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100.

About two potential contracts for domestic aircraft became known as part of the Le Bourget Air Show, the largest aviation trade show in the world. Earlier it had signed two deals to supply Superjet 100 — 12 aircraft ordered the Italian Blue Panorama Airlines, still the same — Indonesian charter carrier Sky Aviation.

MS-21 ("Bulk plane XXI Century") — the latest development of Russian aircraft builders. It is assumed that this ship will replace the Tu-154 and Tu-204. He will be able to carry 150 to 230 passengers up to 5,000 kilometers. Now the MS-21 is a firm contract: 25 of these aircraft leasing company has ordered the Malaysian Crecom Burj Berhad. In addition, the KLA has several preliminary agreements with Russian carriers, including "Aeroflot".

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