Aeroflot is forging ahead with its fleet renewal plan, announcing Tuesday in Moscow that it will pull its nine IL-86s from service next month and revealing yesterday that it has finalized a lease agreement for the seven A321s ordered a year ago. The Associated Press reported that ABN Amro, Calyon and Natexis Banques Populaires are financing the lease arrangement. Aeroflot took delivery of the first aircraft this week. It placed the order last October ((ATWOnline, Oct. 25, 2005). The carrier ...

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