Ilyushin Finance ties up with state lessor on Tu-204SM

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Russian state transport leasing company GTLK is to co-operate with lessor Ilyushin Finance on the supply of Tupolev Tu-204SM aircraft.

GTLK has signed a memorandum with the lessor confirming its interest in participating in leasing projects to carriers Red Wings and VIM-Avia.

The two sides reached the agreement during the MAKS air show in Moscow.

Red Wings has agreed to take 10 Tu-204SMs from Ilyushin Finance, as well as 10 Irkut MC-21s and 10 Bombardier Q400s.

VIM-Avia is also taking a batch of Bombardier CSeries twinjets from the lessor, which has 32 on order.