A380-800 in Transaero livery. Courtesy, Airbus Transaero Airlines (UN) signed an agreement with the Russian Development Bank’s VEB-leasing to finance four Airbus A380s from an October 2011 memorandum of understanding. The deal makes UN the launch customer for the A380 in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe (ATW Daily News, Oct. 30). The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout, seating about 700 passengers. UN has not announced an engine selection. UN is the second ...

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