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Russian firm buys 30 CSeries jetliners

Aug. 18, 2011, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace has signed a letter of intent with Illyushin Finance Co., one of Russia's largest aircraft leasing companies, to provide up to 30 CSeries jetliners.


August 18, 2011
By The Canadian Press

The Montreal-based company made the announcement alongside the Russian company at Moscow's air show on Wednesday.

Financial details were not disclosed.

A spokesman for Bombardier said the agreement marks the first between the airplane manufacturer and a Russian company.

The letter of intent includes a 10 firm orders, 10 options and another 10 purchase rights for the jetliners.