Finance to supply 30 Tu-204 medium-haul airliners to Iran Airtour
17 November 2007
Ilyushin Finance, a Russian finance and leasing company for civil aircraft,
plans to sign a preliminary contract with Iran Airtour at the Dubai Air Show coming
Monday, for the supply of 30 Tu-204-100 aircraft, according to Ilyushin company
to these sources, Ilyushin had already signed a contract to supply Iran with five
Tu-204-100 airliners at the MAKS-2007 air show near Moscow in August, and was
now planning to sign a preliminary contract with Iran Airtour on November 19.
The first batch of
the Tu-204 medium-haul airliners, designed to accommodate 210 passengers, would
be delivered in 2009.
Finance deals with financial and operational leasing of Russian-made civil aircraft,
and also provides consulting services. It has a 38% stake in Russia's 90% state-owned
United Aircraft Corporation, which incorporates commercial and military aircraft
makers such as Sukhoi, Ilyushin, and Tupolev, as well as companies involved in
distribution, including Aviaexport.
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