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EastRussia Bulletin: Aeroflot buys MC-35 aircraft from Irkut 21
Airline Aeroflot intends to purchase an additional batch of medium-haul MS-21 aircraft, which will be produced by Irkut Corporation, according to the next published issue of the EastRussia bulletin. She plans to take an additional 35 aircraft, thereby increasing their number in her fleet from 50 to 85.
The decision of Aeroflot to acquire an additional batch of MC-21 was reported by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who oversees the aviation industry, at the board of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. In Aeroflot, negotiations on the new MS-21 series do not comment. The price is not yet determined, nor is the lessor. As it is ready to act a subsidiary of "Rostec", where they confirm the presence of negotiations on this issue.
One aircraft can cost the airline 104 million US dollars. For the first batch, the amount of leasing payments and reserves for maintenance will be 5,2 billion US dollars. Previously, Aeroflot signed a firm contract for the supply of 50 aircraft in 2020-2026 with AviaCapital Service (included in Rostec). Later, the start of deliveries was postponed to 2021, due to problems with the purchase of imported components.
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