Ilyushin Finance firms agreement for up to 42 CSeries aircraft

Ilyushin Finance CSeriesBombardier announced on June 4th, 2013 that Ilyushin Finance has signed a firm purchase agreement for 32 CS300 aircraft and options for an additional 10 CS300 aircraft. The original letter of intent was signed by IFC in 2011 and a conditional purchase agreement was announced by Bombardier in February 2013.

There are currently 95 CRJ regional jets and Dash 8/Q-Series aircraft are in service, or on order, in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Bombardier is also offering the Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft to airlines in the region as well.

As of March 31, 2013, Bombardier had orders and commitments for 388 CSeries aircraft including firm orders for 145 CSeries airliners.