Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed a letter of intent with VIM Airlines to lease 15 Irkut MC-21-300s on July 18 at the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. The 211-seat aircraft is scheduled to be delivered from 2021-2024. VIM has not yet decided which engine—the Pratt & Whitney PW1400 or PD-14—will be chosen for the aircraft. The Moscow Domodedovo-based airline operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes Airbus A319 and A330, as well as Boeing 737, 757, 767 and ...

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