Ilyushin Finance Co., is in negotiations to purchase 30 C Series aircraft from Bombardier. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of November 2011.
The 30-plane order includes a letter of intent for 10 firm, 10 options and 10 purchase rights. Each group of 10 aircraft is for seven CS300 130-seat and three CS100 110-seat aircraft.
The 30 aircraft are valued at about $1.8 billion U.S.
The CSeries’ maiden flight is scheduled for the middle of 2012.