JCS Veb-Leasing (Vnesheconombank group of companies) and JSC Irkut Corporation singed contract on aircraft delivery at the MAKS-2013 airshow.

               The document was signed by Viacheslav Soloviev - general director of JSC Veb-Leasing and Oleg Demchenko - president of JSC Irkut Corporation.

               The document provides procurement by JSC Veb-Leasing of 30 MC-21 airliners from JSC Irkut Corporation with total catalog value about $2.5 bln. Aircraft will be transferred to the customer in 2018-2022. As per contract JSC Irkut Corporation provides JSC Veb-Leasing quality assurance in respect of each aircraft for a period of 36 months from the date of delivery and services to ensure a successful operational implementation of airliners.

               Earlier companies had signed the leasing contract on procurement and leasing of technological equipment for Irkut Corporation as part of the project development and serial production of MC-21 short-mid range airliner.

               The realization of the agreement will contribute to the renewal and modernization of the Russian airlines fleet as well as the further development of the domestic aircraft industry.

               "The project to create MC-21 is very important for the aviation industry and the domestic economy, focusing on the renovation and modernization of the Russian fleet as well as on domestic aviation industry development" - said Viacheslav Soloviev, general director of JSC Veb-Leasing.

               Oleg Demchenko, president of JSC Irkut Corporation stressed: "We start to produce first of four aircraft intended for flight and static tests. The mounting of automated assembly line is underway at the Irkutsk aviation plant. Irkut Corporation makes a lot of efforts to continue program development according to the scheduler".

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